Any Angela Hewitt fans here?
I have mostly listened to AH's Well-Tempered Clavier on earphones, and usually while on the train to work. I noted that there were 2 recordings and I am not too sure which issue year was mine. She has garnered fans from across the world with her playing especially with her interpretation of Bach and it is not difficult to understand why. I really appreciate her style of playing through impeccable timing and phrasing.
As no one was home this afternoon, I took the opportunity to hear the CDs carefully using my little speakers and felt that the experience was a whole lot different from earphones. While my earphones could provide a sense of 3-dimension, I thought speakers were doing more justice to the recording and also pianist. The notes weren't just clear, they were crisp! Each touch, sustained pedals, pianissimo etc were done with such level of mastery. I was in awed. How could someone play the trills so clearly?
Then, of course, was the sound staging of the piano that just seems more real as compared to to the earphones. The resonance of bass notes felt over the body just its another sense of realism.
I have a copy of Gould's Well-Tempered Clavier on vinyl. It was a different take to AH's. Can't say which one is better and recordings were done at different era too. If you are used to Gould's tempo then maybe AH may sound a bit too regimental. But I do enjoy AH's that slightly more.
A shout out to the recording engineer and Faziolli's piano tuner as well. Love a slightly brighter sounding piano.
Selling my 2nd 'newer' set of Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval XLR Balanced cables. These are in very good condition.
"Made with Solo Crystal Copper"
Collection welcome from Worcestershire
Thanks for looking
KRK KNS6400 Headphones.
As new condition and boxed. £50.
TEAC HA-P50 Headphone Amplifier DAC.
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