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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 5 - Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 / Angela Hewitt, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
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Notes & Reviews:

Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven's piano sonatas and now turns her passion and scholarship to four more works spanning the composer's career, the Piano Sonatas Ops.2, 10, 78 and 110. As ever, Angela's accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.

Financial Times, 1st August 2015
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.

BBC Music Magazine, September 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.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
This fifth volume, for the most part, offers interpretations characterised by intelligent virtuosity and cultivated artistry...everything comes together for Hewitt in a most inspired Op. 110. It abounds with long-lined breadth, careful dynamic scaling, assiduously worked-out tempo relationships and heartfelt poetry.

The Guardian, 20th August 2015
She is still probably best known for her Bach. So perhaps it's no surprise that it's when Beethoven slips into Bach-style fugues in the final movement of Op 110 that Hewitt sounds most masterful. Elsewhere she is incisive and thoughtful too, even if the two earliest works here, Op 2 no 2 and Op 10 no 1, demand a certain lightness of touch that they don't quite get.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (01/23/2014-01/26/2014).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (01/23/2014-01/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (01/23/2014-01/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (01/23/2014-01/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (01/23/2014-01/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822