If you like the music of Schumann and you've never heard Angela Hewitt play then I urge you to try her recordings. Or better, go and see her.
Last night was one of those rare evenings that you have sometime when time stands still and you know that what's happening is special and precious.
Yes of course we took the virtuosity for granted. Any pianist who receives the acclaim Angela Hewitt has received automatically has that. What she created though was something beyond my grasp of describing.
A sense of space, a meditation from beginning to end, a sharing of her love for the music which she covered us with like a silk cloak.
Amazing. And to boot or to shoe some wonderful satin high heel shoes in scarlet.
Check out her website - she writes an interesting blog www.angelahewitt.com