Wednesday 12th October 2016
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Janáček - Jealousy
Dvořák - Symphony No. 8
Sir Mark Elder
Stephen Hough, Piano
Renaissance man, polymath, pianist supreme, Stephen Hough is one of the defining artists of our age. His multifaceted career earned him a CBE in 2014 and his extensive discography includes a Gramophone Gold Award for the best recording of the past 30 years. A peerless performer of Brahms, he returns to Nottingham with the epic Second Piano Concerto. Written on the grandest scale, with Brahms’s hallmark lyricism at its most persuasive, it also has great warmth and optimism. It’s very different in mood to Janácek’s darkly compelling overture, Jealousy but the clouds lift in the concert’s finale with Dvorák’s most upbeat Symphony. Big Bohemian tunes are borne along by irrepressible high spirits and a strong rhythmic drive.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Stephen Hough in conversation
(Image credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke)
This event is managed by Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Please refer to the booking link for further details.