Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt’s performances of the music of J.S. Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

Her award-winning cycle of all the major keyboard works has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” (The Sunday Times). On her ‘Bach World Tour’ in 2008-2009, she performed The Well-Tempered Clavier in 21 countries and in 2016 she began her formidable ‘Bach Odyssey’, a series of 12 marathon recitals across the globe.

Her programme for the Howard Assembly Room features selections from the second book of The Well-Tempered Clavier and the bright, sunny atmospheres of the English Suite No 4 in F major. Eugen d’Albert’s transcription of one of Bach’s greatest organ works, the Passacaglia in C minor closes the concert.

Selections by the harpsichord master François Couperin ‘le Grand’– recorded by Hewitt for a revelatory Hyperion release – and three Scarlatti sonatas complete a rich tapestry of baroque keyboard music.

“This is no mechanical journey through the cycle of keys. This is life itself’.
– The Observer

Price
£22
Venue
  • Howard Assembly Room

Start time
7.15pm

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Programme

Couperin:  Dix-huitième Ordre
La Verneüille 
La Verneüilléte
Sœur Monique
Le Turbulent
L’Attendrissante
Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins
Le Gaillard-Boiteux 

J.S. Bach:  Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 882
No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883
No. 15 in G major, BWV 884
No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885

Interval

Scarlatti
Sonata in D major, Kk 430
Sonata in B minor, Kk 87
Sonata in G major, Kk 427

J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Menuet I & II
Gigue   

J.S.Bach (arr. d’Albert):   Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582

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