Hough Plays Rachmaninov and Bowen
Performances given by pianist Stephen Hough. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18. York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5 in F minor, Op 72.
Three virtuoso pianist composers in one programme. Stephen Hough - himself an accomplished composer - in a complete performance of the work discussed earlier this evening by Tom Service and Lucy Parham in "The Listening Service", Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. This is paired with the dramatic and virtuosic 5th Sonata by his younger contemporary, York Bowen. Bowen has often unfairly been dubbed "the English Rachmaninov", but in this sonata, at least, the comparison does neither composer an injustice.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Stephen Hough, piano
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
conductor Andrew Litton
York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5 in F minor, Op 72
Stephen Hough, piano.