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Bach: French Suites, Little Preludes, etc / Angela Hewitt

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata arranged for keyboard in D minor (after BWV 1003, possibly by J.G. Müthel), BWV 964 (BC L184)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite, for keyboard no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (BC L21)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in C major, BWV 924
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in G minor, BWV 930
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D major (WFN 27; disputed, perhaps by W.F. Bach), BWV 925
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (WFN 4), BWV 926 (BC L58)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in F major, BWV 927
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in F major (WFN 10), BWV 928 (BC L60)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (Six Little Preludes no 3), BWV 935 (BC L66)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in C major (Five Preludes no 1), BWV 939 (BC L70)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (Five Preludes no 2), BWV 940 (BC L71)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in E minor (Five Preludes no 3), BWV 941 (BC L72)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in A minor, BWV 942
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in C major (5 Preludes no 5), BWV 943 (BC L74)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...This Canadian pianist, eschewing all hieratic pretentiousness on the one hand and self-regarding eccentricities on the other, give us Bach performances that not only are admirable in style but marked by poise and what used to be called a 'quiet hand': 'chaste' might not be too fanciful a term, so long as that does not suggest any lack of vitality..." -Gramophone

'Hewitt's playing makes Bach's music live, for me, in a way that even the greatest harpsichordists do not' (The Sunday Times)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Even the most out-and-out purists who blench at the thought of Bach on the piano will find it hard not to be won over by Angela Hewitt's artistry. Eschewing all hieratic pretentiousness on the one hand and self-regarding eccentricities on the other, she gives us Bach performances that aren't only admirable in style but marked by poise, and what used to be called a 'quiet hand': 'chaste' might not be too fanciful a term, so long as that does not suggest any lack of vitality. There's intelligence in her carefully thought-out phrasing and subtle variety of articulation: gradations of sound are always alive without their becoming precious. The bulk of this recording is devoted to the FrenchSuites. Particularly enjoyable is the lightness of her treatment of the Airs of Nos 2 and 4, the vigour of No 5's Bourrée and the freshness of No 6's Allemande; the extra decorations she adds in repeats everywhere sound properly spontaneous and are in the best of taste; ornaments are always cleanly played and matched up in imitative voices.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata arranged for keyboard in D minor (after BWV 1003, possibly by J.G. Müthel), BWV 964 (BC L184)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 18 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1754

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 15 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite, for keyboard no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (BC L21)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in C major, BWV 924
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in G minor, BWV 930
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D major (WFN 27; disputed, perhaps by W.F. Bach), BWV 925
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (WFN 4), BWV 926 (BC L58)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in F major, BWV 927
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in F major (WFN 10), BWV 928 (BC L60)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 1 BWV 933
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 2 BWV 934
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (Six Little Preludes no 3), BWV 935 (BC L66)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 4 BWV 936
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 5 BWV 937
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 6 BWV 938
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in C major (Five Preludes no 1), BWV 939 (BC L70)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in D minor (Five Preludes no 2), BWV 940 (BC L71)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in E minor (Five Preludes no 3), BWV 941 (BC L72)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in A minor, BWV 942
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for keyboard in C major (5 Preludes no 5), BWV 943 (BC L74)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 12 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 17 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 14 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: 06/26/1995-06/28/1995
  • Running Time: 9 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1715-1725