Tuesday 21 Aug 2018 7:30pm
Part of Snape Proms
One of the world’s greatest Bach interpreters
Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 115’
Bach’s collection of Preludes and Fugues is a momentous musical landmark. There is something transcendental, elemental and profound about the cumulative effect; it is a journey not just through the key signatures but through all possible colours and moods it is possible to extract from the piano, a miraculous compositional magic box that listeners and performers return to again and again. In Angela Hewitt we have one of this music’s greatest interpreters.
‘Playing of this ease and assurance rarely has such a profound understanding of the material. This is no mechanical journey through the cycle of keys. This is life itself.’