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Hough Plays Rachmaninov

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Summary

Three virtuoso pianist composers in one programme. Stephen Hough - himself an accomplished composer - in a complete performance of the work discussed earlier this evening by Tom Service and Lucy Parham in The Listening Service, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. This is paired with the dramatic and virtuosic 5th Sonata by his younger contemporary, York Bowen. Bowen has often unfairly been dubbed 'the English Rachmaninov', but in this sonata, at least, the comparison does neither composer an injustice. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18. Stephen Hough (piano), Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton. York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5 in F minor, Op 72. Stephen Hough (piano).

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