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Stephen Hough Strange Sonatas

Pianist Stephen Hough appears to be a man of  boundless musical talent, tireless energy, intellect and generosity of spirit. He shares these attributes with his audiences with a sincere enthusiasm devoid of any dark undertones of superiority. His spoken and written words are as much a delight to absorb as his piano playing, and audiences were…

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hough’s sonatas challenge convention

Music Viva presents pianist and savant Stephen Hough in two Sydney recitals this week. Featuring the sonatas of  Beethoven, Scriabin and Liszt, all of which challenged convention at the time, the most curiosity may be aroused by the Australian premiere of Hough’s own composition, broken branches, commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Musica Viva Australia. Composed in 2010, Hough premiered the piece in London…