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Pianist Stephen Hough live at London's Wigmore Hall

Andrew McGregor introduces acclaimed British pianist Stephen Hough in music by Bach (arr Busoni) and Schumann.

Every weekday in June, as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative, Radio 3 broadcasts a live Lunchtime Concert from London's Wigmore Hall. Taking place without an audience present, this series of twenty recitals - the first live concert broadcasts since the start of lockdown - features some of the UK's finest instrumentalists and singers in music from the 16th century to the present day.

To begin the series, Andrew McGregor introduces the acclaimed British pianist Stephen Hough in music by Bach (arr. Busoni) and Schumann.

JS Bach, arr. Busoni Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
Schumann Fantasie in C, Op 17

Photo: Stephen Hough credit Sim Canetty-Clarke

55 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004 (arr. Ferrucio Busoni) (14'

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasie in C Op. 17

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Meditation sur le 1er prelude de Bach (Ave Maria)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.

Broadcast

  • Mon 1 Jun 2020 13:00