[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 28 November 2006
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'Hough has a more intimate stance than many pianists. It's a superb and surprising recital' (BBC Music Disc of the Month December 2006)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE DISC OF THE MONTH
CLASSIC FM BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD OF 2006
MAIL ON SUNDAY BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD OF 2006
'Hough has a more intimate stance than many pianists. It's a superb and surprising recital'
(BBC Music Disc of the Month December 2006)
'Stephen Hough is among the most intellectual of contemporary pianists; but he's also among the most playful and tonally poetic keyboard artists... The unashamedly romantic reading of the Soler Sonata that opens the programme sets up the perspective: extremely flexible tempos, all-embracing colours, an exceptional range of articulation, and a subtle observation of polyphony that leads to characterized conversations among the music's competing voices... Hough's own On Falla brings the collection to a whimsically brilliant close... An ear-caressing release.
(International Record Review)
Stephen Hough's latest solo album takes us on a colourful tour of Spain and all things Spanish. Works by Antonio Soler, Granados, Albéniz, Mompou and Federico Longas are followed by Spanish-influenced music from Debussy, Ravel, Godowsky, Scharwenka, Niemann and finally Hough, all unable to resist this richest of cultural experiences.
Sonata in F sharp major
ALBÉNIZ (from Iberia)
(from Impresiones íntimas)
Pájaro triste; La barca; Secreto; Gitano
La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes
La sérénade interrompue from Préludes Book I
La Puerta del Vino from Préludes Book II
Pièce en forme de Habanera arranged by DUMESNIL
Tango arranged by GODOWSKY
Spanisches Ständchen Op 63 No 1
Evening in Seville Op 55 No 2