Stephen Hough

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Ravel, Dutilleux review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
A long-awaited recording of Ravel is accompanied by Stephen Hough’s composition, absurdist vignettes of Paris

Erica Jeal

05, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Stephen Hough review – a master pianist who lines up with the greats
Playing his own Partita alongside Debussy, Scriabin, Mompou and Liszt, the artist showed himself equal to any technical demand

Rian Evans

21, Nov, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Rio Ferdinand given OBE and Damian Lewis CBE in Queen’s birthday honours list
Gareth Bale, Eve Muirhead, Bonnie Tyler and Chi-chi Nwanoku among honourees from arts and sport

Caroline Davies

01, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Stephen Hough: ‘Music is not just icing on the cake. It’s the cake itself. It’s human life’
The pianist on playing to an empty Wigmore Hall, his novel about sex and priests, and being fingerprinted for working visas post-Brexit

Fiona Maddocks

21, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Saint-Saëns: unfashionable, underrated – and overdue for reappraisal
His Carnival of the Animals is widely played and loved, but there’s a great, great deal more to Camille Saint-Saëns. As the Proms marks his centenary, we salute a composer of wit and compression who loathed excesses of emotion

Stephen Moss

02, Aug, 2021 @3:53 PM

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CBSO/Gardner review – heft, glitter and fizz as Birmingham orchestra return to the stage
Stephen Hough dazzled as the soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Fourth Piano Concerto in a programme that also included Debussy and Missy Mazzoli

Andrew Clements

20, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata review – sheer beauty and subtle playing
Simon Rattle takes the concerto back to the 19th century and Renaud Capuçon’s partnership with Stephen Hough for the sonata is a meeting of equals

Andrew Clements

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Don't go breaking my art: it's time to axe the mood-ruining, bar-scrambling interval
Covid has forced pianist Stephen Hough to play at different times – without a break. And he’s loved it so much, he doesn’t want to ever go back

Stephen Hough

29, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Bail out our musicians or risk losing them for ever, say classical music stars
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Tasmin Little are among those warning that struggling artists will be forced to give up

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Oct, 2020 @6:21 AM

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House music: Flora Willson's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic takes a musical journey to the US east coast, breathes the Swiss mountain air with Schubert’s Trout Quintet from the Gstaad digital festival and catches a glimpse of pianist Stephen Hough as Napoleon

Flora Willson

03, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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The future of the arts: ‘The classical music world has been transfigured’
Our critic mainlines Tudor polyphony and talks to performers, conductors and composers longing for the return of communal music-making

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Stephen Hough review – seriousness, not show, marks return of live music
The pianist opened this month-long series of live recitals with a programme of Bach and Schumann, both ideal vehicles for his fastidious, understated playing

Andrew Clements

01, Jun, 2020 @3:33 PM

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