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Bach: Piano Music / Angela Hewitt

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), for keyboard BWV 787-801 (BC L42-56)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
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Notes & Reviews:

'Performances of exemplary clarity and craftsmanship' (CDReview)

'As close to how I would choose to hear [the music] as I have yet had the pleasure of doing' (Gramophone)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Angela Hewitt's approach may be gleaned from her refreshingly lucid annotation, or simply by listening to what she does. 'A skilful player can [bring out the different voices] with different colours' and 'To be capable of producing a true legato without using the pedal will serve a pianist well in any repertoire.' She puts her fingers where her thoughts are. She never upsets the balance of the lines that it's in the nature of the harpsichord to yield, and her economy with the sustaining pedal helps preserve their clarity.

The two- and three-part Inventions are treated as music in their own right, not simply as invaluable exercises; each is given its distinctive character, with a wonderful variety of sensitive touch and shapely rubato that never threatens to become anachronistic. Her readings of the C minor Fantasia and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue are as eloquent and stimulating as any yet recorded by a harpsichordist.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hanover, Germany (01/03/1994-01/05/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1704

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hanover, Germany (01/03/1994-01/05/1994)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), for keyboard BWV 787-801 (BC L42-56)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hanover, Germany (01/03/1994-01/05/1994)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hanover, Germany (01/03/1994-01/05/1994)
  • Running Time: 12 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723