King’s Lynn Festival review: Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt
Angela Hewitt
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Over the years, thanks to the King’s Lynn Festival, we have been able to hear live some of the world’s great pianists, such names as Alfred Brendel, John Lill and Paul Lewis spring to mind.

Once again, here in King’s Lynn, the opportunity came along again and members of another packed audience were able to appreciate the seemingly effortless playing of the world famous pianist Angela Hewitt at Lynn Minster.

Angela is Canadian born and lives in London, but also has homes in Ottawa and Italy. She performs all over the world both solo and with great orchestras and ensembles and has recorded widely; her recordings of Bach solo piano music are classic and she has a new recital of Beethoven sonatas coming out on CD very soon.

Her recital consisted of music by J.S.Bach Beethoven, Scarlatti and Haydn (a Fantasia in C major, new to me). Angela’s performances ticked all the musical boxes technically, but this certainly did not get in the way of freshness, spontaneity and excellent presentation of the music’s differing moods and styles.

We were treated to two wonderful encores, and Angela’s generous spirit shone through when meeting some of us afterwards. Another great recital to remember for years to come.