Angela Hewitt

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On the program:

English Suite No. 4 in F, BWV 809 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Cantata BWV 63 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (translation) - Carolyn Sampson, soprano;  Ingeborg Danz, alto;  Mark Padmore, tenor,;  Sebastien Noack, bass;  Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Chorale preludes: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605, and Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607 - Simon Preston, organ (Klosterkirke, Soro)

Angela Hewitt
Peter Hundert

With its passionate swings from relentless rhythms to suspended time, Beethoven's music receives the profound clarity that characterizes Angela Hewitt's approach to the piano. Volume 7 of her ten-year recording project of the complete sonatas is WCRB's CD of the Week.

Matthew Halls
Stephen Page

On the program:

Preludes and Fugues from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier:  No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879, and No. 15 in G major, BWV 884 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 (translation) - Carolyn Sampson, soprano;  Iestyn Davies, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls, conductor

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On the program:

Aria Variata 'alla Maniera Italiana' BWV 989 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part IV (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano;  Bernarda Fink, alto;  Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist);  Gerald Finley, bass;  Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

Concerto in D minor, BWV 1059 - Erik Bosgraaf, recorder;  Ensemble Cordevento

Angela Hewitt
Peter Hundert

On WCRB's CD of the Week, pianist Angela Hewitt, well-known for Bach, turns to one of that composer's most prolific contemporaries, Italian master Domenico Scarlatti.

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