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Putting this question to Angela Hewitt initiated appropriate investigation, with the result that she has now taken the jewelled miniatures of the French maîtreinto her repertoire in addition to her celebrated Bach.
This is the first of three CDs devoted to the composer and is devoted to Ordres 6, 8 and 18 which include several of his most well-known pieces: Sœur Monique, Le Tic-Toc-Choc, Les Baricades Misterieuses and the famous Passacaille.
'it is the highest possible compliment to her playing to say that after a very few minutes the listener loses any awareness that this is not the instrument for which they were written …
Of his own eight children, three sons became professional musicians and transformed the family status from artisan/peasant to courtier.
playing of exquisite subtlety and refinement (The Daily Telegraph)'Of all living pianists, Hewitt makes the strongest case for hearing Bach on the piano as opposed to harpsichord.
Here, she applies the same staggering technique and intellectual grasp to three suites by François Couperin …