Stephen Hough

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Born: 1961; England  
Stephen Hough is a highly regarded pianist with a leading international career based from his homes in his native Britain and in New York.

Hough studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at Juilliard. He came to international attention when he won the Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1983. Since then he established a reputation an interest in unusual repertoire -- both newer compositions and disregarded
Read more works of the past. In the late 1990s he began to emerge as a respectable composer of thoughtful and well-crafted piano music.

Hough is active as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. In the last-named role, he has appeared with the major orchestras of the world with conductors such as James Levine, Rattle, Salonen, Vänskä, Dutoit, Gergiev, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Neeme Järvi, Claudio Abbado, and Michael Tilson Thomas on the podium. He has been a frequent visitor to the annual BBC Proms series, appearing over a dozen times. He has also played at the Aspen, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, and Mostly Mozart Festivals in the U.S., and at the Edinburgh and Salzburg Festivals among leading European gatherings.

He plays chamber music with the Cleveland, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets and other groups. With the Juilliard's long-time first violinist Robert Mann, Hough has performed and recorded the complete violin and piano sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms. Hough's recital partners also include friends such as Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Tabea Zimmermann, Michael Collins, and Steven Isserlis.

He records for the British label Hyperion, and has released over thirty compact discs. His devotion to unusual repertory of various eras in music is reflected in some of his titles. His album New York Variations includes the Ghost Variations by George Tsontakis and John Corigliano's Etude Fantasy and was named Time Magazine's Best Classical CD of the Year. His recording of piano concertos of Scharwenka and Sauer won Gramophone Magazine's award in 1996 for Concerto Record of the year and the top prize of Record of the Year. On that disc, he was accompanied by conductor Lawrence Foster and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded the little known complete orchestra-and-piano works by Felix Mandelssohn and the solo piano music of Mompou (another Gramophone Award winner and also winner of a Diapason d'Or). Hough has also won the Classic CD and Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Prize. Hough has recorded piano music of Coates, Chaminade, Liszt, Lieberman, Franck, Bowen, and his own well-regarded etudes and piano transcriptions, as well as complete series of Saint-Saëns' and Rachmaninov's piano concertos.

In 2001, Hough was the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Read less
Children's Cello - Mendelssohn, Etc / Isserlis, Hough
Release Date: 05/23/2006   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1562   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets For Piano And Winds / Hough
Release Date: 04/24/2007   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1552   Number of Discs: 1
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Danses Et Divertissements - Taffanel, Poulenc, Jolivet, Tomasi / Hough, Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet
Release Date: 05/26/2009   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1532   Number of Discs: 1
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Broken Branches - Compositions By Stephen Hough
Release Date: 11/22/2011   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1952   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Quintets / Hough, Frost, Vlatkovic, Imai, Villa Musica Ensemble, Orlando Quartet
Release Date: 09/09/2014   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 9046   Number of Discs: 4
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Born: 1961; England  
Stephen Hough is a highly regarded pianist with a leading international career based from his homes in his native Britain and in New York.

Hough studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at Juilliard. He came to international attention when he won the Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1983. Since then he established a reputation an interest in unusual repertoire -- both newer compositions and disregarded
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Largo - Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
Holiday Diary Op. 5: I. Early Morning Bathe
Holiday Diary Op. 5: II. Sailing
Holiday Diary Op. 5: III. Funfair
Holiday Diary Op. 5: IV. Night
Three Character Pieces (1930): I. John (Poco allegro vivace)
Three Character Pieces (1930): II. Daphne (Poco andante grazioso)
Three Character Pieces (1930): III. Michael (Poco presto e molto capriccioso)
Moderato and Nocturne (Sonatina romantica, 1940): Moderato
Moderato and Nocturne (Sonatina romantica, 1940): Nocturne
Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969): I. Rather fast and nervous
Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969): II. Quick, with wit
Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969): III. Dramatic
Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969): IV. Rhythmic; not fast
Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969): V. Variations: Quiet and simple
Two Lullabies (1936): Lullaby
Two Lullabies (1936): Lullaby for a Retired Colonel
Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca Op. 23 No. 1: Introduction -
Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca Op. 23 No. 1: Rondo alla burlesca
Java Suite, Book 3 - The Gardens of Buitenzorg
Java Suite, Book 3 - The Gardens of Buitenzorg
I. Lento giusto
II. Allegro brilliante
III. Andante
No. 1. Herbsttag
No. 2. Klage
No. 3. Tranenkruglein
No. 4. Besturz mich, Musik
No. 5. Herbst
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Lebhaft
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Innig
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Etwas hanebüchen
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Ungeduldig
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Einfach
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Sehr rasch und in sich hinein
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Nicht schenll. Mit äusserst starker Empfindung
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Frisch
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Lebhaft
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Balladenmässig - sehr rasch
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Einfach
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Mit humour
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Wild und lustig
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Zart und singend
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Frisch
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Mit gutem Humour
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Wie aus der Ferne
Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book II: Nicht schnell
Fantasie in C Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Fantasie in C Op. 17: II. Mäßig - Durchweg leise zu halten
Fantasie in C Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen - Durchweg leise zu halten
I. Allegro con moto
II. Andante
III. Vivace
I. Allegro vivace: Tres vite et emporte
II. Divertissement: Andantino
III. Finale: Prestissimo
I. Cantilene
II. Caprice
III. Intermede
IV. Marche Burlesque
I. Danse agreste
II. Danse profane
III. Danse sacree
IV. Danse nuptiale
V. Danse guerriere
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: I. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
I. Largo - Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegretto
Adagio
Rondo: Allegro, alla breve
Allegro I.
Adagio II.
Andantino grazioso III.
Allegro IV.
Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola (Cello) and Piano, Op. 132: Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
Lebhaft und sehr markirt
Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
Lebhaft, sehr markirt
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: I. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
I. Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Finale: Vivace


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