St George's Hall Concert Room

Chamber Music

Stephen Hough, piano

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Images Set II
Fantasie Op. 17
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (from Préludes Book II)
Images Set I
Piano Sonata No. 23, Appassionata

As part of his Liverpool residency, Stephen Hough presents a specially-devised solo recital that explores every side of his artistic personality: thinker, communicator and supreme virtuoso. There’s Beethoven, of course: the great ‘Appassionata’ sonata. But there’s Debussy too – in Hough’s own words, “a romantic, an individual who expresses emotion. But he's looking to modernize”. Expect performances of unique insight from one of the few living musicians to have been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Stephen Hough’s steady ascent to the summit of his profession exhibits equally supreme mastery of his instrument and the deep humanity from which it has flowered.
International Record Review

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