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Bach: Keyboard Concertos / Angela Hewitt et al.

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
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Notes & Reviews:

In celebration of their thirtieth birthday, Hyperion is re-issuing thirty landmark titles from the back catalogue at mid-price. These discs include benchmark recordings of great music performed by some of the finest artists who have worked with the label over the last thirty years. Many of the discs are Gramophone Award winners and Records of the Year and all have received the highest possible critical and public acclaim. These specially packaged releases will be available alongside their full-price counterparts until stocks are depleted.

'Her [Hewitt's] playing is absolutely captivating: she decorates the solo part with playful, come-hither ornamentation - twirls, flutters, arabesques - and yet it never disturbs the clear, logical path she forges through the course of each work. Her staccato touch has the force of sprung steel and yet her legato line is a miracle of smoothness and transparency. An absolute joy' (Gramophone)

'Hewitt's Bach is well-known for its expressive restraint, lucid textures and rhythmic grace. These virtues are abundantly present in her thoughtful, unmannered approach to the Concertos. Contrapuntal arguments are admirably clear and Hewitt's restricted use of the sustaining pedal ensures a pleasing clarity of dialogue. These virtues are mirrored by the lightly articulated bowing of the strings of the Australian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its leader Richard Tognetti ... My own preference lies just with Hewitt and her Australian musicians' (BBC Music Magazine)

'As always, she [Hewitt] really sparkles in the allegros, infusing the music with wit as well as technical bravura' (Sunday Times)

'these two discs, while available separately, go in tandem as a beguiling example of what can be achieved in performances of Baroque music on the piano when they have been prepared with such thought and are blessed with such compelling artistry as Angela Hewitt's. (The Daily Telegraph)

'The result of their historically informed modern-instrument take on the music is stunning, with crisp rhythms and singing melodic lines' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Hewitt's performances are brilliantly alive. Her subtle lyricism adds a rich, occasionally dark dimension, possibly not as Bach himself would have envisaged, but always with a deep sense of musical integrity' (The Scotsman)

'Here the Fazioli is heard at its exquisite best, its spongey bass chords pumping with clarity, its treble caressing a heart-tuggingly beautiful legato out of the slow movement, while the dainty strings sketch an almost tongue-in-cheek pizzicato in the background. Hewitt's sense of phrase is masterful ... the statements have regal import under the authoritative hands of this queen of keyboard playing' (The Times)

'Her fingers dance as well as sing: in the outer movements, rhythms are buoyantly sprung, and this communicates itself to the members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, whose slender string accompaniment in no way lessens their energy, while Hewitt responds by projecting the piano parts with all due attention to Bach's overall texture' (International Record Review)

'Ils sont tous les deux [enregistrements éminents de cette musique dans cette configuration à "instruments modernes"] littéralement enterrés par la nouvelle gravure Hewitt-Tognetti' (ClassicsTodayFrance.com)

'Ms. Hewitt's recordings exude timeless beauty and introspection, and when wed to Hyperion's exquisite and sensuous tonal lustre, are must-haves for the Bach enthusiast' (Fanfare, USA)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Austr (2005-02-04&2005-02-05&2005-).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Notes: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2005-02-04&2005-02-05&2005-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Notes: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2005-02-04&2005-02-05&2005-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Performers: Angela Hewitt (Piano); Alison Mitchell (Flute); Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Notes: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2005-02-04&2005-02-05&2005-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
  • Performers: Angela Hewitt (Piano); Alison Mitchell (Flute); Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Notes: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2005-02-04&2005-02-05&2005-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1729-1741