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Skampa Quartet and Stephen Hough - Czech Music

The Skampa Quartet and Stephen Hough perform at Wigmore Hall, London. Janacek: Piano Sonata (From the Street). Smetana: String Quartet No 2. Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op 81.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London

Three masterpieces of Czech chamber music. Stephen Hough begins the concert with Janacek's Piano Sonata depicting the tragic events of the October 1st 1905, when a young carpenter met a violent death in political demonstrations. Then, leading Czech ensemble the Skampa Quartet play Smetana's autobiographical 2nd String Quartet, depicting the inner turmoil of a musician who had recently lost his hearing. The second part of the concert is in a much sunnier mood - all five musicians join together for a performance of Dvorak's gloriously lyrical Piano Quintet in A.

Janacek: Piano Sonata I.X.1905 'From the Street'
Smetana: String Quartet No.2 in D Minor

c8.05 Interval

c8.25 Dvorak: Piano Quintet In A Op.81

Stephen Hough (piano)
Skampa Quartet.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Stephen Hough and the Skampa Quartet

    • Leos Janáček

      Sonata 1.x.1905 in E flat minor (Z ulice [From the street]) for piano [3rd mvt. lost]

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • Bedrich Smetana

      Quartet no. 2 in D minor for strings

      Performer: Skampa String Quartet

  • Stephen Hough interview

    • Stephen Hough

      Sonata (Broken branches) for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

      • Bis.
      • BIS-CD-1952.
    • Richard Rodgers

      Carousel waltz, arr. Stephen Hough for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

      • HYPERION.
      • CDA-67043.
    • Stephen Hough

      Was mit den Tränen Geschieht

      Performer: Marion REINHARD - Contrabassoon Performer: Michael HASEL - Piccolo Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

      • Bis.
      • BIS-CD-1952.
    • Stephen Hough

      5 Herbstlieder for baritone and piano

      Performer: Jacques IMBRAILO - Baritone Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

      • Bis.
      • BIS-CD-1952.
  • Stephen Hough and the Skampa Quartet

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Quintet no. 2 in A major Op.81 for piano and strings

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano Performer: Skampa String Quartet

    • Franz Xaver Gruber

      Stille Nacht (Silent night) - carol

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano Performer: Skampa String Quartet

Broadcast

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New Music on Radio 3

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