International Piano Series: Angela Hewitt

See Angela Hewitt in a concert of works by Bach J.S. and Beethoven
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Programme
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Passacaglia and fugue in C Minor, BWV582
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, Op.110
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (Contrapunctus 11, 12a, 12b, 13a, 13b)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (Canon alla ottava)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (Canon alla decima contrapuncto alla terza)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080 (Canon alla duodecima in contrapuncto alla quinta)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080, Contrapunctus XIV
Artists
Angela Hewitt, Piano
In the second of her two recitals this season, Angela Hewitt returns to Bach's The Art of Fugue, the composer's fascinating and intricate journeys in high-Baroque counterpoint.

Her recital begins with a transcription of Bach's C minor Passacaglia written in the grand romantic style by the 19th-century composer-pianist Eugen d'Albert.

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.

'If you want the sheer joy of human creation and recreation, then go to a piano recital by Angela Hewitt' (The Times).

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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