Angela Hewitt plays Bach and Beethoven
Royal Festival Hall
Tue May 7 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Apr 25 2013
In the second of her two recitals this season, Angela Hewitt returns to JS Bach's 'The Art of Fugue', the composer's fascinating and intricate journeys in high-Baroque counterpoint.
Her recital begins with the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV903. For sheer virtuosity and drama this work is hard to match and it has always been one of Bach's most popular keyboard works, even during his own lifetime.
She follows this with Beethoven's penultimate Piano Sonata, Op 110 in A flat, in which Bach-influenced fugues meet the searching, philosophical world characteristic of Beethoven's late compositions. Humour, mysticism and virtuosity all play a vital role.