Tuesday 5 April 2011

A twist on the Goldberg Variations!

Angela Hewitt directs Bach and Mozart
at Norwich Theatre Royal
Angela Hewitt at Norwich Theatre Royal on a Sunday night, how wonderful with the added bonus of Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Gould. I made my way to the concert full of excitement and was not disappointed.

The programme for the night was Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, Stravinsky Concerto in D for string orchestra, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major and Bach arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky Goldberg Variations.

Canadian Angela Hewitt is one of the world's top pianists and it was a pleasure to witness her performance of Bach and Mozart. This is the first time that Angela had performed Mozart's K271 in the UK. She brought lots of joy with her playing and enthusiasm.

After the interval Thomas Gould thrilled us on the violin with Bach's Goldberg Variations. This is a twist in the programme as Angela Hewitt is so closely associated with playing this piece of music. Sitkovetsky's arrangement is very expressive and Thomas Gould took advantage of this in impressive style.

Top class Classical Music at a top class venue, this was truly a splendid evening. The Britten Sinfonia orchestra were on top form all night.

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