Bach: Fantasia, Aria & other works

Hyperion’s Record of the Month for July sees Angela Hewitt rounding off her acclaimed series of solo Bach recordings with this delightful miscellany. A range of genres are represented—fantasia and fugues, chorale preludes, suites, a sonata, a set of variations—from different periods of Bach’s life, and displaying a wide variety of form, style, influence and scope. This is music that has been neglected largely because it doesn’t sit within the famous Bach canons rather than because of its intrinsic quality.

Angela Hewitt brings her customary style and elegance to these works, and her vivid, joyous music-making creates a fitting conclusion to this benchmark modern survey of Bach’s keyboard works.

CDA67499  67 minutes 30 seconds
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THE BEST OF 2004 (Goldberg Early Music Magazine)

‘A series of performances where freedom over articulation, phrasing, embellishment, dynamics and tempo is governed by an artistic sense of responsibility; and the whole recital is heard in a shrewdly ...
‘When Hewitt's technical refinement merges with the spirit as well as the letter of the music, miracles happen’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Here is another out and out winner from Angela Hewitt … the hallmark of her playing derives from just such a sharp definition of musical character. Be it light or solemn, her outlook on Bach is ...