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J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue / Angela Hewitt, piano [2 for 1 price]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 668a
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Notes & Reviews:

Angela Hewitt's eagerly anticipated recording of Bach's ultimate masterpiece, The Art of Fugue, is destined to be the crowning achievement of her Bach cycle for Hyperion - a revelatory recording and performing project which has taken her all over the world and won her international acclaim and millions of dedicated fans. With decades of experience behind her, she breathes fresh air into the most complex keyboard-writing of Bach, bringing it to life with crystalline clarity and thoughtful sincerity.

The Times, 3rd October 2014
I won't mince words. This Art of Fugue is marvellous. The variety and beauty of tone alone make compelling listening, bringing contrasts, clarity and warmth to Bach's intellectual marvels...Yet her fingers never make the results dry triumphs of engineering.

Sunday Times, 26th October 2014
Hewitt admits she was daunted by this music...She only took The Art of Fugue into her repertoire in 2012, but it crowns - magnificently - her acclaimed Hyperion recordings of the complete keyboard works, reaffirming her position as the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2014
The instrument is radiantly captured by Hyperion's engineers; indeed, for sheer beauty of sound, this version is unparalleled...Hewitt spins a lyrical cantabile throughout, every line eloquently voiced and articulated. Admirable, too, is her ability to make the music dance with balletic grace.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Hewitt recorded in the beautiful Jesus Christ Church in Berlin. She plays a Fazioli piano. Her tempos are fine. She adds an octave here and there (as in the end of Contrapunctus 1), which adds a little bit of romantic grandeur.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/07/2013-08/09/2013).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/07/2013-08/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 67 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 668a
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/07/2013-08/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1750