J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach-Angela Hewitt

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Angela Hewitt
Instrumentation:Piano
Individual Works:Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Four Duets, BWV 802, BWV 803, BWV 804, BWV 805
English Suite #6 in D minor, BWV 811
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:419 218-2
Year Released/Recorded:1986
Total Playing Time:62:03
Comments:From the booklet with the CD. Although no pianist who plays the music of Bach today can ignore the highly individual style of Glenn Gould, there is little evidence of direct influence to be found in Angela Hewitt's playing. She employs a varied touch, makes sensitive use of legato, and generally avoids the pointillistic approach that Gould preferred. But she sees no contradiction in playing the music Bach composed for the harpsichord on a modern piano.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Sijmen Moleman
Date First Submitted:03/16/1997