Angela Hewitt plays Bach's Goldberg
Countless composers benefit from Angela Hewitt's finesse, her
intellectual grasp and the sheer joy of her playing. But she's most
closely associated with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and in
this program she makes a whole concert of the famed
This is Bach from a pianist who loves to "untie the knots" of
his musical intricacies and bring them alive for the listener.
"It's the terrific joy and vitality in his music that is important
to me," she says, "as well as its relationship to dance. Bringing
out those rhythms and making it come alive is what I like
The Goldberg Variations are said to have been composed
as a cure for insomnia, but in Angela Hewitt's hands they'll keep
you awake and on the edge of your seat.
I know of no musician whose Bach playing on any instrument
is of greater subtlety, beauty of tone, persuasiveness of judgement
or instrumental command... BBC Music Magazine
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