[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Saturday 25 July 2015
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Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven's piano sonatas-displaying 'exquisite taste'-and now turns her 'uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing' to four more works spanning the composer's career. As ever, Angela's accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.
"Hewitt comes to the music with expertise honed in the Baroque repertoire, Bach especially. Her Beethoven rarely sounds susceptible to Dionysiac forces, whether passion or fury. For the Apollonian virtues of grace and clarity, though, she is an ideal guide." Financial Times, 1st August 2015 ****
"Here is a stimulating well-contrasted programme. Each sonata benefits from Angela Hewitt's beautifully clean-cut pianistic commant, in which every score marking is placed within a precisely articulated interpretative overview." BBC Music Magazine, September 2015
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2 No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110