International Piano Series: Angela Hewitt

Internationally renowned for her interpretations of Bach on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt's first of two recitals in this year's International Piano Series focus on The Art of Fugue. Left unfinished on Bach's death, the work's wonderfully intricate contrapuntal puzzles hold a satisfying level of spiritual and mathematical unity.

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Programme

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland - chorale prelude in G Minor, BWV659 (transc. Wilhelm Kempff for piano)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031 (Siciliano, transc. Wilhelm Kempff for piano)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir - Cantata, BWV29 (transc. Wilhelm Kempff for piano)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major, Op.101

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (I-X)

Artists

Angela Hewitt, Piano

Internationally renowned for her interpretations of Bach on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt's first of two recitals in this year's International Piano Series focus on the composer's final masterpiece, The Art of Fugue.

Left unfinished on Bach's death, the work's wonderfully intricate contrapuntal puzzles hold a satisfying level of spiritual and mathematical unity.

Offsetting the rigour of this music, Hewitt opens the recital with three Bach transcriptions by the great German pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Beethoven's late Sonata in A major Op.101 completes the programme, a work that shows the powerful influence of Bach's fugues.

'Hewitt has become almost synonymous with Bach on the piano.' (The Guardian)

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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