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Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

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Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Fauré: Piano Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67875 | Time: 01:12:49

For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her penetrating insights into Fauré's expressions and technical artistry reveal levels of inventiveness that are often missed in less competent performances. Of course, having played Fauré for most of her life, Hewitt has intimate knowledge of the music, and her sensitivity and control communicate precisely the effects she wishes, so the music never seems sloppily sentimental or vaguely sketched.

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015) [Re-Up]

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Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015) [Re-Up]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

This is the fifth volume of Angela Hewitt’s cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and she is recording a full set of Mozart’s concertos too; and yet 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 – the flurries and flourishes sound like collections of notes rather than single, self-propelling gestures. The second movement of Op 78 is a deft dialogue of question and answer, and Hewitt brings an inevitability to Op 110 that makes sense of its changes of direction even if she doesn’t obviously revel in the full extent and novelty of its inspiration.

Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen; Davidsbundlertanze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

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Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen; Davidsbundlertanze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen;
Davidsbündlertänze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67780 | Time: 01:15:30

Angela Hewitt has earned a richly deserved reputation for her interpretations of Bach and the Baroque, and something of that characteristic clarity illuminates her Schumann performances. Her first disc of this repertoire was praised for its ‘seemingly effortless but always adventurous interpretations … her poise and amplitude lending it an unearthly beauty’ and this second volume, containing some of the composer’s most bewitchingly beautiful music, should be no less lauded.

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Six Partitas (2019)

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Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Six Partitas (2019)

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Six Partitas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 488 Mb | Total time: 149:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68271/2 | Recorded: 2018

‘Brilliant, well-sounding, expressive and always new’ was the verdict of Bach’s first biographer on the six Partitas, a description which applies equally to Angela Hewitt’s wonderful new recording of what Bach designated his ‘Opus 1’. Angela describes a lifetime of living with Bach’s music as ‘a great gift and a lifelong adventure’; an adventure in which we are fortunate to have such an authoritative companion and guide.

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)

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Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:22 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68199

Canada's Angela Hewitt would be on anybody's list of the world's great pianists, but she has been known as a Bach specialist. Her cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas on Hyperion has, to an extent, been what you might expect: technically precise, individualistic, a bit idiosyncratic. What listeners may not have been prepared for is how high the highs are. Here it is absolutely essential to stick around through the whole program. Hewitt's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest"), has odd features: violent accents in the outer movements, and a curious de-emphasis of the octave ornament figure that plays such an important structural role in the slow movement.