“A violinist of probing intellect and commanding style … In a business that likes tidy boxes drawn around its commodities, the British violinist Daniel Hope resists categorization.” – The New York Times
Innovative British violinist Daniel Hope continues creating concerts and recording projects that challenge and thrill audiences with his latest Deutsche Grammophon release, Air: A Baroque Journey. In an exciting move, Hope will perform extensive selections from the album at New York’s Highline Ballroom on April 5. The concert will mark the first time that the program will be presented in the US and is Daniel Hope’s only New York appearance this season.
Air: A Baroque Journey focuses on 17th and 18th century European violin music. The violin, created in the 16th century by Andrea Amati, and violin music went through arguably their greatest development during the Baroque era as composers were liberated from the austerity and contrapuntal strictures of the Renaissance. Both musically and geographically this journey is explored on the present album with some extraordinary (and sometimes quite popular) music.
Read Interchanging Idioms review of Daniel Hope's CD here.