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St George’s Bristol
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 16 in G Op 31 No 1
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 9 in E Op 14 No 1
Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
Think Angela Hewitt and an image of one of the world’s foremost interpreters of J S Bach springs to mind, but as a plethora of 5* reviews testify, her Liszt is proving to be a revelation. Liszt’s B minor Sonata is a work of great emotional extremes, compelling the pianist to leap from delicate and rhapsodic musings into passages of wild and cascading pyrotechnics – something Angela Hewitt achieves to extraordinary effect. Before the storm, Angela Hewitt performs two sonatas by Beethoven, a composer championed by Liszt, and himself no stranger to music of enthralling beauty and daring.
“Hewitt’s Liszt interpretations are both exquisite and dramatic, at once finely thought-out and exalting.” THE SUNDAY TIMES