Hough’s Night.


Hough’s “In the Night”.

I have admired the performances of pianist Stephen Hough for many years. In this recording, he brings together several compositions, including his own, to illustrate man’s conceptions, images, and fears of the night.

This is a highly original album.

Included in the recording are Hough’s most beautiful performances of Beethoven‘s “Moonlight Sonata”; two lovely Nocturnes (played with gorgeous tone) Opus 27, by Chopin; Schumann‘s ode to the night “In der Nacht” from his “Fantasiestücke” and Schumann’s “Carnival”.

Included also is Hough’s own Sonata #2, subtitled “Notturno Luminoso” (showing a more scary night with car horns, harshness, and loneliness).

Stephen Hough plays everything on this recording with deep, highly emotional feelings that have become a hallmark of his performances.

Here is Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Stephen Hough, Piano:


And next, here is Stephen Hough Playing the Brahms First Piano Concerto:


Tags: Stephen Hough, pianist, In the Night, Beethoven Moonlight, Schumann, “Notturno Luminoso”