Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

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Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Rach3 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:38 am

Beethoven Opa.Op.27,#1 ; Op.31,#2 (“ Tempest “ ) , Op.79 , Op.109. Free listening to entire Hyperion cd . I heard only Opa.79 ( a gem ) , 109 :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/beethoven- ... ela-hewitt

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Lance » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:03 am

Good to know this. I have now drawn the line on Beethoven sonatas and symphonies except in very rare cases insofar as the sonatas are concerned depending on the artist. All the works of Beethoven have enjoyed some exceptional recordings over the years and I am now content with my own accumulations though, of course, I will hear excerpts from these new recordings which, no doubt, will be quickly snapped up by the younger set of classical music lovers!
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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by maestrob » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:55 am

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:38 am
Beethoven Opa.Op.27,#1 ; Op.31,#2 (“ Tempest “ ) , Op.79 , Op.109. Free listening to entire Hyperion cd . I heard only Opa.79 ( a gem ) , 109 :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/beethoven- ... ela-hewitt
Thanks for posting this. I'm a great fan of Hewitt's Bach, and recommend the set below highly. If her Beethoven lives up to the greatness of her Bach, this will be a fine journey.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by arepo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:50 pm

I'll buy this CD for two reasons.
1. I think Hewitt is an exceptional artist.
2. I have great respect for maestrob's musical knowledge and taste :D

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Belle » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:23 pm

Her Opus 109 is definitely the pick of the bunch. How I absolutely adore that Piano Sonata. I have an appointment in 2 hours and cannot leave the computer because I'm listening to this. It simply cannot be interrupted.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Rach3 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Belle wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Her Opus 109 is definitely the pick of the bunch. How I absolutely adore that Piano Sonata.
Depending on the day, either Op.109 or Op.110 is my fav LvB piano sonata. The brief slow mov. of Op.79 is a gem.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Belle » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:57 am

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Belle wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Her Opus 109 is definitely the pick of the bunch. How I absolutely adore that Piano Sonata.
Depending on the day, either Op.109 or Op.110 is my fav LvB piano sonata. The brief slow mov. of Op.79 is a gem.
I love that too - the whole work. So hard to choose; like a child in a candy shop!! I'll have them all, please sir. The first movement of Op. 79 is jaunty and wonderful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QovNsObNtVo

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by maestrob » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:40 pm

Just finished listening to this. Absolutely wonderful: Hewitt's sense of refined rubato and dynamics put her in a league with the best, IMHO. Can't wait for her complete set to be released.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by barney » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:42 pm

She's fabulous. Although my taste is usually described as dubious, I add my recommendation to Brian's about the Hewitt Bach set. And everyone should have both her Well-Tempered Clavier sets.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Lance » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:58 pm

Hmm. Maybe all this positive response has changed my mind a bit! :)
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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Rach3 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 am

Lance wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:58 pm
Hmm. Maybe all this positive response has changed my mind a bit! :)
While I enjoyed her Op.79 and 109, they are a bit Bach-ian at times for me.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by maestrob » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:51 am

arepo wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:50 pm
I'll buy this CD for two reasons.
1. I think Hewitt is an exceptional artist.
2. I have great respect for maestrob's musical knowledge and taste :D

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Thanks for the vote of confidence! 8) :D I agree that Hewitt is a consummate artist in her Bach, and this Beethoven CD is first-rate. Hope that a complete Beethoven box set is issued soon! I'll be the first in line. Thanks Rach3 for posting this link.

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by Rach3 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 am
While I enjoyed her Op.79 and 109, they are a bit Bach-ian at times for me.
As is the last mov. of her " Tempest."

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Re: Pianist Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven cd

Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 am
While I enjoyed her Op.79 and 109, they are a bit Bach-ian at times for me.
As is the last mov. of her " Tempest."
Sorry, you two good people, but I don't agree. Hewitt's Bach is very straightforward, yet her Beethoven is characterized by a clear sense of subtle rubato, something that Beethoven himself would have enjoyed. I'm just saying that her Beethoven on this recording stands with the best from Arrau, Fischer, Brendel and Kovacevich, IMHO, which would make a complete set well worth having in my library.

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