240206 Cambridge Music Festival Hough ii


Chaminade - Automne Op.35/2; Pas des echarpes (Scarf Dance) Op.37/3; Toccata Op.39

Liszt - Piano Sonata for Piano in B minor, S178


Chaminade - Theme varié Op.89; Autrefois Op.87/4; Les Sylvains Op.60

Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Two hours including interval (approx)


Stephen Hough - piano

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Stephen Hough makes a welcome return to Cambridge to play music by Chopin, Liszt and the late-Romantic composer Cecile Chaminade, who, in her time, enjoyed popularity with audiences in Europe and the USA, as well as formal recognition – she was the first woman composer to receive the Legion d’Honneur. Stephen Hough has long championed her work, bringing it to the attention of modern audiences.

"Magisterially sensitive... Hough’s subtleties are never-ending. Through minute gradations of dynamics or the fragile sculpting of a phrase, the sparest and simplest of these pieces assume a rare beauty" The Times.

“Hough is unfailingly thoughtful; there's not a note that hasn't been cared for … he combines a staggering technique with a genuinely engaging musical imagination”. Gramophone

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