Posted by: rbbadger | January 27, 2010

Bach on the piano

For a while, playing Bach on the piano was controversial.  Thankfully, those days have long since past.  One of the great living Bach interpreters is Angela Hewitt.  Unlike the late, great Rosalyn Tureck, I’m not aware of her performing on the harpsichord.  I read somewhere of her saying that she doesn’t like the sound of the harpsichord.  

She plays a Fazioli piano, custom-made for her in Italy by Fazioli Pianoforti, S.r.l.  I once had the great privelege of trying out one of their instruments.  They are, hands down, one of the finest things on this great earth.  They’re also one of the most expensive, too. 

Here is Angela Hewitt, OBE, OC performing the third movement of Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV 971. 


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