“The paramount quality of Angela Hewitt’s piano playing is the joy it communicates.” — The Daily Telegraph
“For those willing to imagine what Bach might have done had a concert grand been available to him, (Hewitt’s) brilliantly executed cadenzas and abundant and fleet florid passage work were breathtaking.” — Musical America
The Odyssey continues, with “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation” (The Sunday Times, London) bringing her brilliant, exuberant artistry to Year 3 of her four-year journey.
The second book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier completes the supreme contrapuntal achievement in all of music history. The 24 preludes and fugues of the second book, one in every major and minor key, illuminate the subtle differences in the sound and mood of each key present in the well-tempered system, and demonstrate Bach’s supreme mastery of a wide variety of musical styles — writing fluently in French, German and Italian idioms. Angela Hewitt’s beautifully-wrought survey of this legendary musical landscape is not to be missed.