Thursday 31 Aug 2017 7:30pm
Debussy Clair de Lune; Images Book I & II 18’
Schumann Fantasie op. 17 31’
Debussy La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune 5’
Beethoven Sonata Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’ 25’
We welcome one of the UK’s best-loved pianists back to Snape for a programme featuring three of the greatest and most original composers for the piano. Between Beethoven and Schumann’s fiery intensity and poetic yearning sits Debussy’s enigmatic, flickering images and exquisite stillness, starting with perhaps his best-known melody Clair de Lune. Stephen Hough’s pianistic brilliance and thoughtful artistry weaves together these threads in an alluring tapestry of piano colour in his first Snape appearance in a decade.