Angela Hewitt Plays Chopin

I have for you today a new recording of music by Chopin, as performed by pianist Angela Hewitt:

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 and other works


Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 ‘Marche funèbre’
Mazurkas (3), Op. 50
Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49
Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2
Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major ‘Black Key’
Prelude Op. 28 No. 9 in E major
Prelude Op. 28 No. 10 in C sharp minor
Prelude Op. 28 No. 11 in B major
Prelude Op. 28 No. 12 in G sharp minor
Polonaise No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44
Étude Op. 25 No. 4 in A minor
Étude Op. 10 No. 7 in C major

Performed by Angela Hewitt (piano)

Angela Hewitt is one of the most distinguished pianists of our time. She specializes in the music of J. S. Bach, but few remember that already in 1980 at the Chopin Competition, she revealed her uncommon abilities and, though she did not win a prize, she certainly did figure among the most interesting artistic personalities.

Her competition recordings are being brought back by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, which reminds listeners of the most interesting performances of the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition.

Gramophone Magazine wrote the following:

“Many qualities of the mature pianist are readily recognisable in the 22-year-old contestant, among them careful attention to Chopin’s polyphony, with often surprising though natural voice-leading; a deftly calibrated sound palette; and a strong point of view in virtually every work. Hewitt devotees will find this release irresistible…and, no doubt, all lovers of Chopin will find interesting, even provocative.”

Here is Ms Hewitt, playing the Chopin Nocturne Op. 15 number 2:

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