Bach to Bach

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

British-Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has become renowned for her interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach, being hailed by the Guardian as "the preeminent Bach pianist of our time." Hewitt recently finished recording the complete keyboard works of Bach for the Hyperion label, a process spanning more than a decade and 14 discs.

Goldberg Variations

Any pianist who attempts an interpretation of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" will doubtless endure many comparisons to Glenn Gould's iconic 1955 and 1981 recordings of the work. Angela Hewitt is one of the few pianists whose version of the piece has risen above comparison, creating a new artistic benchmark for the ...


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