Angela Hewitts previous forays into the French repertoire have been praised for their tenderness, Gallic wit, verve, andthe most important ingredient of allcharm. These qualities are very much to the fore in this new disc of Debussy featuring some of the composers most sunlit, delightful and popular works. Childrens Corner was written for Debussys beloved daughter (though not, as Hewitt explains, for her to play immediately). Hewitt embraces the musics wit, artful references and gentle beauty. The atmospheric Suite bergamasque includes the famous Clair de lune. Also included are the tragic Masques and gorgeously exuberant Lisle joyeuse. Hewitt and Debussy are a perfect match.
Children's Corner - Suite bergamasque - Danse - 2 Arabesques - Pour le piano - Masques - L'isle joyeuse - La plus que lente / Angela Hewitt, piano