Beethoven Hewitt

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

This is the fifth volume of Angela Hewitt’s cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and she is recording a full set of Mozart’s concertos too; and yet she is still probably best known for her Bach. So perhaps it’s no surprise that it’s when Beethoven slips into Bach-style fugues in the final movement of Op 110 that Hewitt sounds most masterful. Elsewhere she is incisive and thoughtful too, even if the two earliest works here, Op 2 no 2 and Op 10 no 1, demand a certain lightness of touch that they don’t quite get – the flurries and flourishes sound like collections of notes rather than single, self-propelling gestures. The second movement of Op 78 is a deft dialogue of question and answer, and Hewitt brings an inevitability to Op 110 that makes sense of its changes of direction even if she doesn’t obviously revel in the full extent and novelty of its inspiration.
Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68067 | Time: 01:14:35

Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard. The programme is completed by the second half of Liszt’s dazzling second Année de pèlerinage collection: the three Petrarch Sonnets and the noble Dante Sonata, the latter composed as a fund-raiser for the Bonn Beethoven monument in 1839.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 106 & 111 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 106 & 111 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 78:18 minutes | 1,38 GB
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records, Official Digital Download

Both the sonatas recorded here are recent additions to Angela Hewitt’s repertoire, and the results amply justify the patience and wisdom of her approach. A fitting end to a magnificent Beethoven sonata cycle.

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 106 & 111 (2022)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 10, 2022
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 106 & 111 (2022)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 106 & 111 (2022)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 1:18:16 | 248 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion

Both the sonatas recorded here are recent additions to Angela Hewitt’s repertoire, and the results amply justify the patience and wisdom of her approach. A fitting end to a magnificent Beethoven sonata cycle.

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2022
Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Fauré: Piano Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67875 | Time: 01:12:49

For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her penetrating insights into Fauré's expressions and technical artistry reveal levels of inventiveness that are often missed in less competent performances. Of course, having played Fauré for most of her life, Hewitt has intimate knowledge of the music, and her sensitivity and control communicate precisely the effects she wishes, so the music never seems sloppily sentimental or vaguely sketched.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.10/2, Op.26, Op.27/2 'Moonlight', Op.90 (2010) (Repost)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.10/2, Op.26, Op.27/2 'Moonlight', Op.90 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:54 | 212 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67797

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt made her reputation with fine, distinctive recordings of Bach and other Baroque composers, treated pianistically but not anachronistically. Baroque specialists who record Classical and Romantic music, especially that of Beethoven, tend to generate unorthodox results; exhibit A was Hewitt's fellow Canadian Glenn Gould. Hewitt has undertaken her own Beethoven piano sonata cycle, and while her readings are not outrageous like Gould's, they're perhaps part of the same general family.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:22 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68199

Canada's Angela Hewitt would be on anybody's list of the world's great pianists, but she has been known as a Bach specialist. Her cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas on Hyperion has, to an extent, been what you might expect: technically precise, individualistic, a bit idiosyncratic. What listeners may not have been prepared for is how high the highs are. Here it is absolutely essential to stick around through the whole program. Hewitt's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest"), has odd features: violent accents in the outer movements, and a curious de-emphasis of the octave ornament figure that plays such an important structural role in the slow movement.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013) (Repost)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:29 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion| Catalog: CDA67974

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale).

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB | 01:14:36
Classical | Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2016

The latest installment of Angela Hewitt's much-lauded Beethoven cycle presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly ''Les adieux.'' As usual, Hewitt's booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.
Angela Hewitt - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014) 2CDs

Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67980 | Time: 01:29:40

Even though Angela Hewitt's repertoire is quite extensive and diverse, encompassing the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern eras, her true specialty is the music of J.S. Bach, which she has recorded almost exclusively for Hyperion since the 1980s. With this recording of The Art of Fugue, Hewitt completes her long-running series of piano renditions of the solo keyboard works, and while not everyone is convinced that Bach composed this study of fugal techniques for the keyboard, Hewitt's performance is credible and satisfying. She controls the often unwieldy counterpoint by regarding the lines as if they were vocal parts, and her phrases are shaped by natural breathing points, as well as the different emotional qualities she brings to each fugue and canon. The Art of Fugue can be daunting for both performer and listener because its persistent tonality of D minor and monothematic material can be quite tedious in the wrong hands.