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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Nos. 9, 16, 19, 20 & 26; "Vol. 6" / Angela Hewitt, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
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Notes & Reviews:

The latest installment of Angela Hewitt's much-lauded Beethoven cycle presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly ''Les adieux.'' As usual, Hewitt's booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2016
Angela Hewitt's latest Beethoven recording comes with her customary intelligence and scrupulous attention to detail... her gently trotting minuet (its theme later cropped up in Beethoven's popular Septet) is a real pleasure, and her subtle ornamentations in the theme's various returns are a nice touch.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2016
One can hardly fault Hewitt's suave execution or her meticulous voice-leading and dynamic shadings in Les adieux's first movement... after pouncing into the Rondo's whirling introduction, she seemingly settles back when the movement's main theme commences. Yet her biting accents, strong left-hand presence and shapely downward scales assiduously gather momentum and drive... I look forward to her cycle's 10 remaining sonatas.

Sunday Times, 7th August 2016
Her playing has all the qualities one associates with her renowned Bach: crisp, clean articulation, sparing use of the pedals as if she is reimagining the music on the instruments Beethoven played...All pure delight.

The Guardian, 18th August 2016
There is much thoughtful and nuanced playing to savour in all five works here, not least the two little Op 49 sonatas.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1797.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1795-96.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1802.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810