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Angela Hewitt plays Handel & Haydn

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Angela Hewitt's 2009 Hyperion disc of keyboard works by Handel and Haydn suggests that with her playing of Bach and Beethoven, the Canadian pianist has been taking time away from what she clearly ought to be doing, because she seems ideally equipped for the music of Handel and Haydn. She has the clarity of tone to elucidate the lines and the dexterity of technique to articulate the filigree, the intensity to get down in the slow movements and the velocity to get going in the fast movements. While those qualities would serve her equally well with any composer, Hewitt also has the vivacity of spirit to bring these particular composers' music to life. Her take on Handel's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Angela Hewitt's 2009 Hyperion disc of keyboard works by Handel and Haydn suggests that with her playing of Bach and Beethoven, the Canadian pianist has been taking time away from what she clearly ought to be doing, because she seems ideally equipped for the music of Handel and Haydn. She has the clarity of tone to elucidate the lines and the dexterity of technique to articulate the filigree, the intensity to get down in the slow movements and the velocity to get going in the fast movements. While those qualities would serve her equally well with any composer, Hewitt also has the vivacity of spirit to bring these particular composers' music to life. Her take on Handel's "Chaconne in G major" and suites in F major and F minor captures all the nuances of that composer's characteristic invention. Her approach to Haydn's "Variations in F minor" and "Sonata in E flat major" reveals all the subtleties of that composer's distinctive warmth and wit, as well as, in the "Variations," his dry-eyed pathos. Recorded in crystalline digital sound, this disc deserves to be heard by all of Hewitt's fans, as well as her detractors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571177366
  • Catalog Number: 67736
  • Sales rank: 111,382

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chaconne for harpsichord in G major (Suite No 2 of the 2nd set of Harpsichord suites), HWV 435 - George Frideric Handel & Angela Hewitt (7:28)
  2. 2–5 Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.2 in F major, HWV 427 - George Frideric Handel & Angela Hewitt (10:06)
  3. 6–10 Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - George Frideric Handel & Angela Hewitt (12:53)
  4. 7 Andante with variations for piano in F minor, H. 17/6 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Angela Hewitt (16:39)
  5. 12–14 Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, H. 16/52 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Angela Hewitt (20:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angela Hewitt Primary Artist
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