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Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces / Hough

Hough,Stephen
Release Date: 01/03/2020 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68116  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough
Number of Discs: 1 
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A collection of exquisite Brahmsian miniatures: brief meditations on last things before—in Stephen Hough’s own words — ‘the light fades and the final cigar is extinguished.’

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REVIEW:

Blend imaginative yet learned interpretation, profound sensitivity and poetry, and personal charisma, and you have here one of the finest accounts of Brahms’s late piano works on record, one that stands head and shoulders above most contenders in an ever-growing catalogue. Hough reveals each miniature as a compact piece of theatre, putting an array of timbres and varied accentuation at its service.

– Gramophone

A collection of exquisite Brahmsian miniatures: brief meditations on last things before—in Stephen Hough’s own words — ‘the light fades and the final cigar is extinguished.’

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REVIEW:

Blend imaginative yet learned interpretation, profound sensitivity and poetry, and personal charisma, and you have here one of the finest accounts of Brahms’s late piano works on record, one that stands head and shoulders above most contenders in an ever-growing catalogue. Hough reveals each miniature as a compact piece of theatre, putting an array of timbres and varied accentuation at its service.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
2.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
3.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
4.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 

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