Exclusive: first play of Stephen Hough playing Grieg

Tune in to John Suchet's show after 11am on Tuesday to hear a very special new recording from the great pianist.

Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British pianist Stephen Hough is a true renaissance man – a top concert pianist, writer, composer and painter. He has won global acclaim for his outstanding interpretations of the piano repertoire.

His latest album, playing 27 of Edvard Grieg's Lyric Pieces – released on 5 May – is not to be missed and you can be first to hear a track from it with John Suchet on Classic FM, Tuesday 24 March after 11am.

John will playing Stephen's exuberant new recording of Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen.

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Ever since recording began, these pieces have attracted the greatest pianists to the microphone. For this new recording. Hough has made a selection of pieces that encompass every nuace of emotion, showcasing the brilliance of Grieg's writing and the pianist's own mastery of his instrument.

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