Angela Hewitt performed “Partita No. 56” and “English Suite no. 6” by J.S. Bach, and “Sonata in D Major, Opus 10, no. 3” and “Sonata quasi una fantasia in C-sharp minor, Opus 27, no. 2” by Beethoven on piano at the San Jose State University Music Center tonite.
She played a Faziolo piano, her favorite brand. Piedmont Piano Company of Oakland company arranged the equipment loan for this performance.
Angela sounded great – her technical mastery is profound and surreally perfect. I sat about the sixth row center and got to watch her play up close.
The audience members I talked to appreciated her virtuoso but flowing style – her signature. She started at 8 pm, which was a little late for the audience to attentively focus.
We’re both from the Toronto area – she was one of my favorite pianists after she won the Bach competition in 1985 – so it was great to see her still performing. I can remember how electrifying her first J. S. Bach CD was back then (on DG.)
She’s 50 now but still looks 30!