Angela Hewitt

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Angela Hewitt

Exquisite and dramatic…at once finely thought and exalting” The Sunday Times

Angela Hewitt is acclaimed as one of the world’s great pianists, especially adored for her interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach and like-minded composers, where her delight in intricate filigree finds greatest room for expression. Everything about her approach to playing music – rigorous research, faultless technique, emotional openness – serves to highlight the innate beauty in each work she plays.

For the first of her 2017 tour programs, the dancing counterpoint of Bach’s partitas makes a natural connection to the miniature delicacies of Scarlatti sonatas, and to the Baroque inspirations behind two exquisite French works. The breathtakingly tricky toccata which concludes Ravel’s Sonatine requires a pianist of tremendous ability – the composer himself was too afraid to record it! Chabrier’s whimsical, 19th-century take on a Baroque dance form makes his Bourrée fantasque a joy: rhythmical, clever, and utterly French.

Works by Beethoven appear in program two with the Classical, clear textured F minor Sonata that is paired with the beautifully famous ‘Moonlight’ Sonata which Angela’s fleet fingers seem perfectly formed both for its eternally beloved slow movement, and for the quicksilver drama of its thrilling finale.


JS Bach Partita No.1 in B-flat major, BWV825 Partita No.4 in D major, BWV828
Scarlatti Sonatas (selection)
Ravel Sonatine
Chabrier Bourrée fantasque


JS Bach Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV826
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.2 No.1
JS Bach Partita No.4 in D major, BWV828
Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’


Angela Hewitt piano

Ticket Info


Standard $119
Concession $104
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
Group (10+) $107.10
Under 30 $30


Standard $83
Concession $72
City Recital Hall Member $74.70
Group (10+) $74.70
Under 30 $30


Standard $56
Concession $49
City Recital Hall Member $50.40
Group (10+) $50.40
Under 30 $30

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Performance Dates & Times

Saturday 27 May, 2017
2:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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