Angela, the G minor fugue in Book II is certainly among the greatest of Bach's fugues. And on Youtube, you play it RIGHT..the way the theme REACHES higher for a harmonic resolution, and then reaches AGAIN. This fugue must soar, and your performance achieves that. (I think Glenn must be smiling somewhere). Your performance matches that in my mind (but not alas, my poor fingers, that only try and hope to reach where this fugue goes), All the best, Garry
Angela, I am really delighted with the new Mozart disc. The solo winds have been recorded beautifully and I am glad you gave us the chance to do this with you. Joanna and I were especially happy with the second movement duets. It is an elegant reading from everyone and the energy all came from you and Hannu. Looking forward to your next concert with us. XXXX Chris
I wish I could have attended the release today of the music recorded last year at the NAC. Looking forward to ordering that cd... Paul
Hi, Angela Hewitt. I have heard of you by7 reputation, have been looking forward to hearing you play. Today was my lucky day, coming into Brandenburg 5 while driving just after it started. Well, it took a minute to adjust to the piano, but you really went the distance in making the mix work. I can't think of anything more difficult than playing Bach with a piano in ensemble. So, the performance was so singular that I just stopped the car when i returned home, wondering who on earth was making this magic. I was not surprised when i learned that it was you. Thank you, awe, congratulations. You have set the bar at impossible.
Dear Angela, thank you very much for a magnificent concert last night in Copenhagen. I enjoyed every note you played. You play with such natural conviction that it is a joy to appreciate the music of these composers .The Bach suite was lovely and the Liszt tone poem exalted.
Dear Angela, I am just coming excited from your Concert in Pavia. The unnecessary applause at the end of the first movement of the Concert in A (on the other hand irresistible) does not detract from the enthusiasm that transmits this music and this great performer, who is you. The intent with the Camerata Salzburg was perfect. It is perhaps time for another recording of these concerts? Thanks again Angela, and Bach live forever Francesco
Hi Angela, Loved your performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto last night at Roy Thomson Hall. The solo piano part at the end of the first movement was pure magic.
Enjoyed your Edinburgh concert hugely. A real testament to the greatness of Bach. I mentioned afterwards an inspiring book about Bach which I'm guessing you know already...Evening in the Palace of Reason by James Gaines. Not sure if you get the chance to immerse yourself in the cantata repertoire! But if you don't know it, spend 10 minutes on BWV 118, a breath-taking motet that miraculously captures all that is great about humankind. What a man... What a world to have such a man in it!
I was fortunate to hear you play last night in San Jose. The Beethoven was wonderful. You were also gracious enough to sign my CD of Faure. Thanks for the music.
Dear Angela I had the huge privilege and joy to hear part two of The Art of the Fugue in Harrogate on Sunday. I had attended Part 1 last year so this recital was much anticipated. I was truly moved - to tears - by your interpretation of the final contrapunctus followed by chorale prelude BWV668 Thankyou so much