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Stephen Hough - Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin

Pianist Stephen Hough plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Scriabin's Sonata No 5 and Liszt's Sonata in B minor, as well as a self-composed piece: Broken Branches.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

In a specially recorded concert at Newbury Spring Festival, pianist Stephen Hough performs a programme of music exploring the sonata form. His starting point is arguably the best known and loved of them all: Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 "Moonlight". The piece didn't gain its famous moniker until five years after Beethoven's death, when a critic likened the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne. Hough is a renowned polymath, in addition to his skills at the piano he writes, paints and composes. Alongside sonatas by Scriabin and Liszt, he will perform his own composition: Sonata for Piano "Broken Branches", which premiered last year.

Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 "Moonlight"
Hough Sonata for Piano "Broken branches"
Scriabin Sonata No 5

Interval 14.45

Liszt Sonata in B minor.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Stephen Hough

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Sonata quasi una fantasia in C sharp minor Op.27`2 (Moonlight) for piano (Piano sonata no.

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • Stephen Hough

      Sonata (Broken branches) for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • Alexander Scriabin

      Sonata no. 5 in F sharp major Op.53 for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • Franz Liszt

      Sonata in B minor S.178 for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

  • Encores

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz in A flat major Op.69`1 (L'Adieu) for piano

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • Frédéric Chopin

      3 Nocturnes Op.9 for piano - no.2 in E flat major

      Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

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