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)
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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 - 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: Variations (2023)  Music

Posted by Rtax at Aug. 31, 2023
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Variations (2023)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Variations (2023)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 MB
1:19:12 | Classical | Label: Hyperion

This album is the last of my many recordings for Hyperion made using my own Fazioli F2781009 (every recording since October 2003, with just two exceptions for which I used other Faziolis). When the present recording sessions were over, the movers accidentally dropped it, and the piano came to an untimely end. The loss was devastating, as I loved it so much and it did everything I wanted it to do. May this recording be a testament to its huge range of colour that always served the music so well.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas - displaying ‘exquisite taste’ - and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" & Op. 111 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" & Op. 111 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 78:18 minutes | 1,35 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 - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)
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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.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.
Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K279-284 & 309 (2022)

Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K279-284 & 309 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 474 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 358 MB
2:25:56 | Classical | Label: Hyperion

‘Endless hours of joy and wonder’ is how Angela Hewitt sums up the insights and rewards of playing and recording Mozart’s piano sonatas, and a similar experience awaits listeners to these remarkable accounts, the first release in a complete cycle.
If this first volume is anything to go by, the journey will be a joy…Hewitt makes them sound effortless. Her articulation is clean, the pedalling lightly judicious, her fingers nimble and strong, the ornamentation always tasteful, while the clarity of her approach brings out the individual character of each sonata, each movement.
Angela Hewitt - J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, Toccata, Four Duets, English Suite (1986)

Angela Hewitt - J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, Toccata, Four Duets, English Suite (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:01 | 216 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 429 975-2

Angela Hewitt is a highly esteemed pianist, particularly noted as a Bach performer, but accomplished in an exceptionally large repertory that embraces all eras of keyboard music. The daughter of an organist, Hewitt began to study piano at age three, making a public debut at the age of four, winning a scholarship at six, and eventually adding studies in ballet, singing, violin, and recorder.