Acclaimed Pianist Clare Hammond releases new disc of 20th and 21st-century variations on BIS Records.

Gabriella Ross

Acclaimed Pianist Clare Hammond releases new disc of 20th and 21st-century variations on BIS Records. With a Prison and school variations project also running in the summer.
 
“a star interpreter of contemporary music”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

 On 5 March 2021, Clare Hammond, releases her fifth disc for BIS Records with an adventurous programme of twentieth and twenty-first-century variations for piano. From the monumental and imposing ‘Chaconne’ by Gubaidulina, to the tender grief of Hindemith’s variations, or Copland’s bold and uncompromising proclamation, this is an imaginative disc that presents a fresh perspective on the genre.
 
From late spring / summer onwards, Clare will take this programme into prisons and schools across the South-West. Using Mozart’s variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ as a starting point, music by Szymanowski, Hindemith and Gubaidulina will be introduced to audiences in an interactive and engaging format that fosters curiosity and confidence.
 
Clare comments: “The drama, flair and, conversely, pathos of this music is exhilarating. It really does span the gamut of human emotion and experience”.
 
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 Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). 
 

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