Years ago, soon after her 1985 debut, I saw Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Her playing was divine. I don’t remember which pieces were on the concert playbill, but I do recall being mesmerized by the graceful movement as her hands moved over the keyboard. It’s an image I can still see in my mind’s eye. Not long after the show, I rushed out and bought her 1985 Deutsche Grammophon CD of Johann Sebastian Bach piano pieces. I was listening to it recently and wanted to share a selection, the second movement (andante) from the Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971. It reminds me of Hewitt’s concert all those years ago.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here is an unofficial video with the audio for the song: