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Bach: The Six Partitas / Hewitt


Release Date: 11/29/2019 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68271  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

‘Brilliant, well-sounding, expressive and always new’ was the verdict of Bach’s first biographer on the six Partitas, a description which applies equally to Angela Hewitt’s wonderful new recording of what Bach designated his ‘Opus 1’. Angela describes a lifetime of living with Bach’s music as ‘a great gift and a lifelong adventure’; an adventure in which we are fortunate to have such an authoritative companion and guide.

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REVIEW:

Hewitt’s playing is characteristically limpid, technically faultless, deeply intelligent and infectiously joyous. Her decades of experience playing this repertoire gives it a special patina; it glows like old gold. Give yourself an early Christmas present; you’ll want
Read more to play this again and again.

– Guardian (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
3.
Partita for Keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
5.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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