Hewitt’s Schumann

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Angela Hewitt performs Schumann’s works for piano and orchestra in an excellent CD which includes the beloved Piano Concerto in A minor, and two other works also written for Clara Schumann.

Hewitt’s clarity of line, and her technical excellence are clearly heard. She is supported by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the brilliant Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu. A fascinating commentary by Hewitt herself completes this album.

The specific selections are:


  • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92
  • Introduction and Allegro Op. 134

Performed by Angela Hewitt (piano), accompanied by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Hannu Lintu


Schumann: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54

1. Allegro Affettuoso
2. Intermezzo: Andantino Grazioso
3. Allegro Vivace

Schumann: Introduction & Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92

Schumann: Introduction & Concert-Allegro, Op. 134

Here is a comment by The Telegraph, from 6th July 2012:

“The sense of joy that infallibly emanates from Angela Hewitt’s piano playing is fully evident here…Hewitt understands the character and perspective of this music. There is no element of grandstanding in the Concerto. Nothing in the interpretation is gratuitously flamboyant. Rather, the piano enjoys intimate exchanges with the orchestra…Hewitt is [Clara’s] natural heir.”

Here is Ms. Hewitt in Schumann’s “Introduction and Concert Allegro”, Op. 134



Now here she is again, playing Claude Debussy “Claire de lune”


Tags: Robert Schumann, Angela Hewitt, Piano Concerto

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