Label: Hyperion - SACDA67451/2 • Format: 2x, SACD Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
Angela Hewitt 's performances of Bach 's English Suites must rank among the finest piano renditions since Glenn Gould recorded them Album) the early '70s. In this release from Hyperion, Hewitt rivals Gould OMGZ Lets Bomb Da Moon - Simo Soo - Twenty Ten 4eva!! thoughtfulness, profound musicality, and boldness, and she may even have an edge over him since her distinctive playing has none of the idiosyncrasies that made Gould controversial.
Meticulous without being mechanical, brisk without sounding busy, deeply emotional without emoting, and unafraid of producing a rich sound when needed, Hewitt imbues the suites with vivacity, color, and warmth. Her firm but sensitive touch contributes in large measure to her success.
Yet even greater factors are her fertile imagination and her intellectual grasp of the pieces' textures, contours, and varied characters, all of which she convincingly translates into the piano's medium.
Especially noteworthy is Hewitt 's use of ornamentation as a rhythmic element, since she often uses trills and mordents to propel the music forward. This double disc engages the listener from beginning to end because Hewitt 's conceptions are always fresh and surprising, and one can only marvel how inventive she is over the album's minutes.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 1, Label Hyperion. Track Listing - Disc 1. Angela Hewitt. Courante Album). Courante II. Gavotte I and II. Track Listing - Disc 2. Menuet I and II. Passepied I and II. English Suite, for keyboard No.