Angela hewitt bachs instrumental works discography. The variety featured in hewitt s bach book for piano will have something that appeals to everyone. Angela hewitt s bach book for piano hewitt, angela, bach, johann sebastian on. Hewitt remains todays finest exponent of bach s keyboard music gramophone, her recordings having sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. Well tempered clavier book one angela hewitt early. Bachs complete welltempered clavier by angela hewitt highlights. Her recording of bach s the art of fugue was released on october 17, 2014.
Four years after her heralded recital at hku, hewitt is returning in fall 2018 to present the complete welltempered clavier. Hewitt has performed around the world in recital and as soloist with orchestra. It was followed shortly afterwards by book ii which was similarly received. Angela hewitt plays bach angela hewitt, johann sebastian bach. She relives how she overcame fear and major surgery. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by johann sebastian bach. The fifteenth and final bach disc of this set contains what angela hewitt describes as the mopping up disc of miscellaneous works, and aside from the wtc remake was the last to be recorded of the initial hyperion set. Angela hewitt is a highly esteemed pianist, particularly noted as a bach performer, but accomplished in an exceptionally large repertory embracing all eras of keyboard music. Angela hewitt s performances of bach have established her as one of the composers foremost interpreters. People think angelenos are laid back, but the fact is a simple trip to a music concert requires nerves of steel, an encyclopedic memory for geographical layout, and a longing for transcendence that needs to trump all manner of danger and discomfort. Even more stunning is the speedup in the prelude and fugue in e minor from book iischiff i, 7. Now, fresh from her bach world tourin which she performed the complete welltempered clavier from august 2007 until the end of october 2008 in 58 cities in 21 countries on six.
But its not merely that schiff is more animated in his new version, hes also more open to spontaneity and to the playfulness that distinguishes angela hewitt s bach. Live like a local on your new zealand holiday by renting a bach. Angela hewitt, in the first of three recitals at the 92nd street y, began the final phase of her fouryear journey through bach s complete keyboard works. Angela hewitt, bach transcriptions by myra hess, wilhelm kempff, harriet cohen. Angela hewitt is the author of edible food crafts 3. Rather, what we have is a series of vignette remembrances told from the simple perspective of a manchild. Pianist angela hewitt has played bach everywhere from beijing to bogota. From 2016 until 2020, angela hewitt presents the bach odyssey, an ambitious and exciting overview of the complete keyboard works of j s bach in twelve recitals over four years, in venues around the world including londons wigmore hall, tokyos kioi hall and new yorks 92nd street y. In bach s time clavier was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord but not excluding an organ either the modern german spelling for the collection is.
In book 2, bach seems to have turned in on himself rather more, as if communicating a set of private communications. Hewitt as an excellent and brave pianist for taking on bach s the art of fugue at the 92nd street y in manhattan. Cd 16 is a bonus sampler of the artist performing non bach works. From completing an 11year project recording all the major keyboard works of bach, to organising her second all bach cycle world tour, one can see how hewitt breathes bach and transforms with the timeless music. Bach s music on the piano through her concerts and award winning recordings. Bwv 846893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by johann sebastian bach.
Bach performance on the piano 14800 illustrated lecture by angela hewitt chapter 1 introduction preface early beginnings bach on the modern piano chapter 2 the essentials phrasing singing tone choosing an articulation imitating bowing fingering the left hand pedalling. This work could be aptly titled bach reimagined for piano, as bach s legacy is transcribed and transformed for todays pianists. Hewitt captures each mood quite beautifully, while at the same time respecting the wonders of bach s complex counterpoint. For many years now, the internationally acclaimed pianist angela hewitt has been firmly established as one of the leading interpreters of j.
Includes transcriptions by hewitt, walton, howells, and newly commissioned transcriptions by dean, holloway, katschernin, and others. Compositions written for angela hewitt s bach book. Ten years ago angela hewitt recorded a version of the welltempered clavier book i which dazzled the critical world and recordbuying public. The talented pianist angela hewitt built her reputation on bach, but is quite wellversed in a broad range of music. Angela hewitt bach series page 1 of 2 presto classical. Hewitt was born in ottawa, ontario, canada on july 26, 1958. Bach s welltempered clavier by angela hewitt, book ii. What to expect from angela hewitts new recording of bach. Angela hewitt has made bach s music the cornerstone of her brilliant, exuberant artistry. The daughter of an organist, hewitt began to study piano at age three, making a public debut at the age of four, winning.
Leading bach pianist angela hewitt has assembled a new book of music paying tribute to the ultimate baroque master. In this concert she plays bach s 24 preludes and fugues from the welltempered clavier, book i. This does not, of course, indicate a dropping of standards. What to expect from angela hewitt s new recording of bach s partitas she first recorded them in 1997, effortlessly eclipsing all competition, according to gramophone. She is best known for her cycle of bach recordings which she began in 1994 and finished in 2005covering all of the major keyboard works of j. The new bach book is a successor to harriet cohens dating from 1932, collecting arrangements from leading composers of her day which cohen then toured in concert. Angela hewitt bach performance on the piano dvd jpc. But she always avoided his final work thinking it was too tough. The siege mentality that had gripped wigmore hall since last months disruption of the jerusalem quartets lunchtime concert by antiisrael protesters had dissipated by the time angela hewitt took. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Cd 15 contains some wonderful lesserknown surprises, not least the very fine fantasia and fugue bwv 904. As would be expected from a pianist of hewitt s stature, the. This is a magnificent retrospective of angela hewitt s achievement as a pianist in the keyboard works of j. Piano sheet music book by johann sebastian bach 16851750.
He gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those. For this unique collection, angela has commissioned vibrant contributions from a. In 2016 angela embarked on a fouryear mission to present all the major keyboard works of j. All three of hewitt s transcriptions of bach organ preludes are beautiful, lyrical, and wonderful additions to the literature. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel.
Amongst them is canadian pianist angela hewitt, described by gramophone as todays finest exponent of bach s keyboard music. Angela hewitts bach book piano solo classical sheet music. Bachs welltempered clavier by angela hewitt, book ii. The welltempered clavier, books i and ii the art of fugue complete the goldberg variations chromatic fantasy and fugue italian concerto french overture partita in b minor the complete inventions and sinfonias. The doyenne of canadian pianists, an elegant and knowing interpreter of bach, rounds out the second year of a fourseason journey through the masters music, at the 92nd street y. A prominent recording artist for hyperion since the 1990s, angela hewitt has become the most esteemed interpreter of bach since glenn gould, and for many listeners, the most distinctive performer of this music on piano. The daughter of an organist, hewitt began to study piano at ag. The 2008 recording of the welltempered clavier is centrally.
Angela hewitts bach book for piano hal leonard online. Angela hewitt is a highly esteemed pianist, particularly noted as a bach performer, but accomplished in an exceptionally large repertory that embraces all eras of keyboard music. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from angela hewitt at the discogs marketplace. Pronounced batch, it is a term kiwis commonly use for a holiday home. To stay informed, please join my mailing list to receive updates on my touring activities, recordings, and masterclasses. Music in words with angela hewitt cultural management office. At the suggestion of the late musicologist michael steinberg, hewitt has put together her bach book, a collection of transcriptions including three by herself and six newly commissioned pieces. Join us as she continues the second season of her remarkable fouryear journey through all of bach s keyboard works.
Bach, johann sebastian angela hewitts bach book for. Angela hewitt piano the longawaited boxed set celebrating angela hewitts monumental achievement in recorded bach for piano. Angela hewitt, wigmore hall, london the independent. Hewitt s impressive run of recordings has been collected into this 2010 box set, which is 15 discs and a booklet. Rare piano destroyed during move is now in piano heaven. It was my best friend, best companion, she reflected, before resigning herself to. Heres how this weeks arts and culture piece begins. Angela hewitt, usher hall, edinburgh naturally, well never experience the thrill of hearing bach s music the way 18th century ears did. Pianist angela hewitt talks bach with alan rusbridger music the. This is the piano with which hewitt has made all her recordings in europe since 2003.572 924 1604 960 652 492 1185 108 1322 563 32 1643 101 262 748 987 643 1410 747 400 1014 101 890 825 642 1173 1031 1106 60 1327 1408 1254 696 1491 516 1082