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Angela Hewitt: Bach, Brahms, and Scarlatti

12mar3:00 pm5:00 pm3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Angela Hewitt: Bach, Brahms, and ScarlattiEvent Type MusicThe Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada Event Organized ByEarly Music Vancouver

Angela Hewitt: Bach, Brahms, and Scarlatti

Event Details

Pianist Angela Hewitt returns to Early Music Vancouver with a solo recital of works by Bach, Brahms and Scarlatti.

Ms. Hewitt has become one of Bach’s foremost interpreters of our time. In her own words “Bach’s music cries out for a keyboard instrument that imitates the human voice. These days, you don’t hear so much discussion about whether to play Bach on the piano, and there are as many ways of Bach on the piano as there are pianists. What I try to do is not think of it so much as keyboard music but as music that imitates the voice or the orchestra. It’s not piano music in the way Brahms or Chopin is piano music.”

This current season sees her performing with orchestras in Finland, Denmark, Montreal, Ottawa, Prague, Germany, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York. Recitals take her to, among others, Barcelona, San Francisco, Seattle, Vienna, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Leipzig, and the famous La Fenice Opera House in Venice. Ms. Hewitt is also an artist-in-residence at London’s Wigmore Hall.

In her EMV concert, Ms. Hewitt will be playing Bach’s English Suite No. 6 in D minor, preceded by a selection of Scarlatti sonatas and followed by Brahms’ Sonata in F minor Op.5. After her recent performance at Wigmore Hall, Martin Kettle from The Guardian commented “The beautifully sustained andante, which seems to slip in and out of the harmonic world of Beethoven’s Pathétique sonata, was the highlight of the evening. Truly a woman who can play Brahms, too.”