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Composer: Hough, Stephen (b. 1961)

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Year of birth1961
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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ReadingBach, Hough, Chopin, Busoni, Liszt

Bach, Hough, Chopin, Busoni, Liszt
Stephen Hough, Piano
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Startling gems: Stephen Hough the composer

Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Pianist, composer and polymath Stephen Hough joined The Prince Consort for an evening of intriguing and startling gems, and a world première of Hough’s own witty, intricate, intimate and beautifully arresting art songs.
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The new shining light on the old: Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Stephen Hough's Barbican concert was carefully constructed to reveal every side of his personality - artistic, creative and philosophical.  
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Gabriel Jackson’s compelling new Passion at Merton College, Oxford

Gabriel Jackson © Malcolm Crowthers
A world première of Gabriel Jackson's The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ proved an exciting event for those one hundred or so people who made the effort last Friday evening to attend the opening concert of the fifth Merton College Passiontide Festival.
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Stephen Hough explores Brahms and Schumann at the Barbican

Stephen Hough  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
There are very few musicians who could lay claim to a MacArthur Fellowship, and even fewer pianists, but then it seems that Stephen Hough is no ordinary pianist: writer, composer and recognised polymath, Mr Hough’s phenomenal playing skills still find time to shine alongside his many other extraordinary talents, and his performance at this recital was no exception.
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British in Bristol: Stephen Hough and Bristol Classical Players at St George's

Stephen Hough  ©  Andrew Crowley
Two encores, a virtuoso and a cracking orchestra. This concert truly celebrated the best of British music and musicians, as the first concert in St George’s “Best of British” concert season. The scene was set with an array of red, white and blue amongst the orchestra in several forms: bow ties, flags, ribbons and other accessories.
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