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Stephen Hough - 5 Classic Albums

Mozart / Hough,Stephen
Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 940229   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartBenjamin BrittenRobert SchumannFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen HoughRonan O'Hora
Conductor:  Bryden ThomsonSir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé OrchestraBBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘arguably the finest, certainly the most intelligent and technically impressive British pianist on the circuit’, Stephen Hough is widely recognised as a modern-day Renaissance man – he is also a successful writer, composer and painter – whose questing spirit and intellectual curiosity inform his searching and insightful performances. This collection features definitive recordings of Hough in classics of the piano repertoire, from stylish Mozart to mercurial and witty Britten. Hailed by The New York Times as ‘arguably the finest, certainly the most intelligent and technically impressive British pianist on the circuit’, Stephen Hough is widely recognised as a modern-day Renaissance man – he is also a successful writer, composer and painter – whose questing spirit and intellectual curiosity inform his searching and insightful performances. This collection features definitive recordings of Hough in classics of the piano repertoire, from stylish Mozart to mercurial and witty Britten. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Holiday Diary for Piano, Op. 5 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
4.
Character Pieces (3) for Piano by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; England 
5.
Night Piece for Piano "Notturno" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
6.
Sonatina Romantica for Piano by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
7.
Variations (12) on a theme for Piano by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
8.
Waltzes (5) for Piano by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923/1969; England 
9.
Lullabies (2) for 2 Pianos by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano), Ronan O'Hora (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
10.
Mazurka elegiaca for 2 Pianos, Op. 23 no 2 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano), Ronan O'Hora (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
11.
Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca for 2 Pianos, Op. 23 no 1 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano), Ronan O'Hora (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
12.
Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
13.
Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 21, Lento e con espressione by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
14.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
15.
Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 26, Moderato con grazia by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
16.
Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 30, Molto lento by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
17.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18.
Venezia e Napoli, S 162: no 3, Tarantella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
19.
Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano, S 254 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1863; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
20.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 4, Pensée by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 47 Secs. 
21.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 45 Secs. 
22.
Légendes (2) for Piano, S 175: no 1, St Francis of Assisi preaching by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 2 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Splendid Performances March 4, 2014 By Vern M. (Minneapolis, MN) See All My Reviews "Repetoire divided between solo literature and concertos by Mozart and Brahms, this disc has high voltage playing by Stephen Hough throughout and is highly satisfying. Unfamiliar Brtten solos is worth another listening. I recommend this 5-disc collection." Report Abuse
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