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Stephen Hough

Plays Liszt, Schubert and Franck

A cultural phenomenon and a true polymath, British pianist, composer, writer and thinker Stephen Hough is one of the most important and distinctive artists of his generation. 

Stephen Hough is a keyboard player of astonishing technical brilliance and profound insights, and performs a powerful, provocative programme of spiritual music by three great pianist-composers, joining them in his own recently unveiled Third Sonata.

Charting a turbulent journey from darkness to light, Hough begins with Schubert’s tragic and deeply personal A minor Sonata D784, before Franck’s stormy expression of doubt and faith in his hugely virtuosic Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, with its triumphant ecstatic resolution.

Hough’s Piano Sonata III ‘Trinitas’ is a captivating, Liszt- and Messiaen-tinged meditation on his own Catholic faith, both witty and commanding, and he concludes with four potent yet poignant piano showpieces by Liszt.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Stephen Hough Piano

Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor D784
Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Stephen Hough Piano Sonata III ‘Trinitas’
Liszt Valses oubliees Nos 1 & 2
Liszt Transcendental Studies Nos 11 (Harmonies du soir) and 10

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Stephen Hough

18 August 2016

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.