Stephen Hough

Wed 12 Jun 8pm

From £5.00 to £30.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 8.00pm

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Bach-Busoni Chaconne 15’
Knussen Prayer Bell Sketch 5’
Chopin Sonata No.2 23’

Stephen Hough Sonata No.4 8’
Liszt Funerailles 12’
Mephisto Waltz (bagatelle without tonality) 3’
Mephisto Waltz No.1 12’

Bach’s titanic chaconne and Chopin’s sonata with its famous funeral march exert a weighty gravitational pull. But the emotional core of Stephen Hough’s typically taut programme could well be a tiny tribute from Oliver Knussen in memory of Toru Takemitsu – ‘recollections of a few simple bell sounds which, to me, resonate with memories of a dear friend and wonderful composer.’

Hough plays it tonight in tribute to Knussen himself. There are other tributes here too – Liszt’s memorial to Chopin, Busoni’s mighty Bach transcription – and exuberant fantasies from both Liszt and Busoni, as well as Hough’s own original music.

Photo credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP