Britain’s leading international concert pianist makes a welcome return to Newbury Spring Festival for the third time.
A true polymath and renaissance man, Stephen Hough is one of the most distinctive artists of his generation, combining a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer, painter and writer. His extensive discography has garnered international awards, and he is the first classical musician to be awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
In this performance he seeks contrast, even opposition, in selected works from three of the most distinctive composers for the piano: Debussy, Schumann and Beethoven.
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Debussy - Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque) Debussy - Images Bk II Schumann - Fantasie Op.17 Debussy - La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune (Préludes Bk II) Debussy - Images Bk I Beethoven - Sonata in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’
Sponsored by Sir Hugh and Lady Stevenson, and Sir David and Lady Sieff.