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Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough is a phenomenal pianist, but he’s also a prolific writer. He's an award-winning poet, has published a novel, and most recently, a memoir titled "Enough: Scenes from Childhood." Join us for music and conversation with Hough on today's episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in G Major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: I. Allegro, III. Allegro
Giovanni Antonini, recorder | Il Giardino Armonico
Album: Vivaldi: Concerti di Camera Vol. 1
Teldec 73267

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto Op. 5 No. 2 in A Major
Romuald Grimbert-Barre, violin | Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi | William Garfield Walker, conductor
Colour of Music Festival, Festival Hall, Charleston, SC

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV580, No. 10
Philip Setzer, violin | Yu-Chien Tseng, violin | Cho-Liang Lin violin | David Chan, violin | TMAF String Orchestra
Taipei Music Academy & Festival (TMAF), National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

Brooke Joyce: He Hung His Head and Died (12 Variations for George Floyd)
The Unison Piano Duo: Xiao Hu, piano | Du Huang, piano
Iowa Public Radio, Luther College, Noble Recital Hall in the Jensen-Noble Hall of Music, Decorah, IA

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio for mandolin and harpsichord in E flat major
Avi Avital, mandolin | Anneleen Lenaerts, harp
Album: Art of the Mandolin

Juan Pablo Contreras: Mariachitlan
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra | Jaime Martin, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op.18, No. 4
Dover Quartet
Skaneateles Festival, West End Theatre, Auburn, NY

Franz Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets 47 and 123, from Years of Pilgrimage II
Stephen Hough, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

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