Dear Angela ,
Loving the sublime 2nd volume of your ongoing Mozart piano sonata cycle . Bringing me joy . And kudos to your recording engineer . He really outdid himself on this latest Mozart recording in capturing the lovely precision of your finger work and the bright pearly ping of your Fazioli so naturally and with such pristine clarity - but never strident in louder passages . All the best
Dear Ms. Hewitt:
If I were allowed only one cd to have and to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be your 2015 Goldberg. I have both Goulds, the Perahia, the Barenboim and love them all. But your interpretation is so very thoughtful. Such an inspired and intellectual approach. Every single note is important and has its space, no matter the speed. Never rushed or crammed together. I listen to it over and over and appreciate it more each time. Thanks so much. Please keep sharing your incredible gift and talent with us!
Dear Angela ,
I’ve been obsessively playing your Beethoven Hammerklavier recording over and over in Hires on Qobuz . You really outdid yourself with this last recording in your Beethoven cycle Angela. Good lord, it’s absolutely sublime and powerful . Exquisitely recorded as well.. I feel a little guilty though as I usually like to support you and Hyperion by purchasing hires downloads of your recordings . I’m well aware that streaming probably doesn’t benefit the bottom line Hyperion label or it’s incredibly talented roster of musicians . Perhaps it will bring more exposure ? Personally, I still miss the old days of perusing the isles of my local record store on Sunday afternoons . Now long gone . Such is progress I guess ? All the best to you Angela .
Thanks for your wonderful performance at the Wigmore: I was there with Annabelle, one of my dear Druuske's best friends. She loved it too, esp. Op 111
So enjoyed your Mozart performance tonight! Bravo!
It was our first time seeing you live on stage, and my wife and I were so impressed by your amazing talent and passionate engagement with the score.
Music has such unique way of bringing people together in joyous celebration. Standing Ovation!
As we drove home tonight under the full moon, we basked in the afterglow of magnificent music making, ushering in Good Friday celebration tomorrow.
PS: Sorry we were not able to meet you at the CD sales counter. Julie Ward had asked us to help out but were told you had it covered ...perhaps another time!
Thoroughly enjoyed the Chan Centre performance today. Your focus and energy are phenomenal - your musical prowess second to none. Last saw you in Trasimeno in 2018 and will hear you in Wigmore Hall in May. I can't wait! Warmest wishes, Roy
I just heard your beautiful recital in Kingston., where I am still teaching. It was a joy to hear you again; a terrific programme as always. Didn’t wish to tire you backstage as you had mentioned feeling unwell. Sending warmest greetings,
Last night's concert in Leeds's was absolutely wonderful, a delightful programme featuring the music of Couperin , Scarlatti and of course Bach. I've been listening to Angela's playing since she used to come to the Darlington Arts centre (UK) in the early/mid 1990s, when it could be said that she was merely incredibly talented , to last night when mere words cannot express her ability to convey the beauty of this music; well done Angela- you are an absolute star! And many thanks for travelling to Leeds, and please don't leave it too long before you visit the North again.
I've just listened to your masterclass on Bach's C major invention. Well, what can one say:-
A Michelin star meal for the price of a pizza.
Brilliant; can't wait 'til the next one's available.
Many thanks indeed.
Saturday night: we are home here in Sydenham...but in effect transported to a stellar performance of the Golderg Variations that you gave a few years ago before the shadow of COVID fell over us all...
Since March 2020 from time to time we have had the sustaining beauty of your playing in the days when we wondered what the future would bring us. We hope that life has not been bent too horribly out of shape for you - we can't really imagine what life may have been for artists that we know of in various fields.
It is a long time since we first saw you play in Chipping Campden in England - memories of such events stay with us...my wife thank you for your gifts and sincerely wish you well in the years to come.
This month our baroque choir Melos may resurrect itself so music here may wing itself aloft once more. If you wish to write, please feel free to write at ... with all good wishes Neil and Hazel Hobbs