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International Piano Series / Royal Festival Hall
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio in B flat, BWV.992 (On the departure of his most beloved brother)
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, Kk.69
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G, Kk.427
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D, Kk.96
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV.826
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata in E flat, Op.81a (Les Adieux)
Franz Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage
Franz Liszt: Après une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pèlerinage
The acclaimed Canadian pianist opens this year’s International Piano Series.
‘If you want the sheer joy of human creation and recreation, then go to a piano recital by Angela Hewitt. From the moment she steps sprightly on stage… you know that the hum of happiness is going to be there’ (The Times)
Alongside some of Scarlatti’s intricately written and high-spirited keyboard works, Hewitt offers two pieces that describe parting and reunion: Bach’s lively Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother and Beethoven’s Sonata Les Adieux.
Liszt’s Petrarch Sonata No.123 provides a poetic bridge towards the Sonata Après une lecture de Dante, one of this composer’s most dramatic and dazzling works.