Renowned Canadian pianist, has recorded all Bach major works and complete Ravel repertoire. Named 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year.
ANGELA HEWITTMar. 16, 2014
Angela Hewitt indisputably ranks at the very top of the list of Canadian musicians known worldwide, a phenomenal artist who has established herself as the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time. In 1985 she won the Toronto International Bach Piano Competition, and has been a top prizewinner at major competitions in Leipzig, Milan, Zwickau, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. In 2005, Angela Hewitt completed an eleven-year project to record all the major keyboard works of Bach on the Hyperion label, which has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” (The Sunday Times). Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Ravel also figure prominently in her repertory, but she has also delved into the music of such relatively ignored masters as Rameau, Couperin, Granados and Chabrier. Her recordings of the complete solo keyboard concertos of Bach with the Australian Chamber Orchestra were named Record of the Month in Gramophone magazine. With cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, who gives an LMMC recital on April 27, she has recorded the gamba sonatas for Orfeo, and the complete works of Beethoven on Hyperion. In addition to tours on four continents, her frequent Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall recitals in London sell out months in advance. In 2000 Angela Hewitt was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and she was awarded an OBE in 2006.

8th LMMC appearance

PROGRAMME:

BEETHOVEN            Sonata in A major, Opus 2 No. 2
                                        Allegro vivace
                                        Largo appassionato
                                        Scherzo: Allegretto
                                        Rondo: Grazioso

BACH                          English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
                                        Prélude
                                        Allemande
                                        Courante
                                        Sarabande
                                        Gavotte I
                                        Gavotte II
                                        Gigue

BEETHOVEN            Sonata in A flat major, Opus 110
                                        Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
                                        Allegro molto
                                        Adagio ma non troppo -
                                        Fuga:  Allegro ma non troppo

BACH                          Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor,
                                         BWV 903


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