Grieg, Liszt: Piano Concertos / Litton, Hough, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: 11/8/2011
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: CDA67824
Performer: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Introspective (but never lost in introspection) one minute, of the most refined bravura the next, he expresses a personality all his own, brilliantly alert to mercurial changes of mood and clearly riding on the crest of a wave of success. With technique honed to a state of diamond-like brilliance, he gives us rapier-like cadenzas and glissandos ... that flash like summer lightening.

– Gramophone [1/2012]

"Does the world really need another recording of the Grieg piano concerto? The answer has to be an emphatic yes when the soloist is the barnstorming Stephen Hough, a pianist with the fascinating ability to take a venerable work, strip it of its patina and present it as though for the very first time." - Stephen Pritchard, The Guardian
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849/1856 ; Weimar, Germany
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839/1861 ; Weimar, Germany
3. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
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