Stephen Hough, concert pianist, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the concert pianist and composer Stephen Hough.
He discovered he liked playing the piano when he went to visit his aunt's house and could pick out more than one hundred nursery rhymes on her piano. After much pestering, his parents bought him a cheap second hand piano from an antique shop. He went on to become one of the youngest students at the Royal Northern College of Music before winning a scholarship to The Juilliard School in New York.
His career began in 1983 after winning the Naumberg Piano Competition. He divides his time between New York and London and performs all over the world. He also has a prolific recording career and has won many awards for his discs.
Producer: Sarah Taylor.
Prélude No. 17 in A flatPerformer: Alfred Cortot.
- Chopin: 24 Préludes Op. 28.
- The Piano Library.
LiebesleidPerformer: Sergey Rachmaninov.
- Rachmaninoff Complete Recordings.
Stairway to Heaven
- Led Zeppelin IV.
Proficiscere, anima Christiana (Go Forth) from The Dream of GernontiusPerformer: Kim Borg. Performer: Hallé Choir. Performer: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Performer: Ambrosian Singers. Performer: Hallé.
- The Dream of Gerontius/Sea Pictures.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleisonOrchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
- Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232.
Lyric Suite for String Quartet, 3rd MovementPerformer: Juilliard String Quartet.
- Julliard String Quartet plays Berg Carter - Schuman.
Sonata for cello and piano left hand 'Les adieux': 3rd Movement, Adagio serenoPerformer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Stephen Hough.
- Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas.
Bird Songs at EventidePerformer: Stephen Hough. Performer: Robert White.
- Bird Songs at Eventide.
A bilingual edition of Prousts's À la recherche du temps perdu
A panama hat from Optimo in Chicago
|Interviewed Guest||Stephen Hough|
- Sun 9 Oct 2016 11:15
- Fri 14 Oct 2016 09:00