Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Stephen Hough

Edvard Grieg—Lyric Pieces—Stephen Hough (piano)

05:02

Classic FM Album of the Week, 28 April 2015, after 10am

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.

On this, his latest recording, Hough has made a selection of pieces by Grieg that encompass every nuance of emotion. 

The variety of pieces on this album showcase the brilliance of Grieg's writing and Hough's own mastery of the instrument – his playing evokes the full range of human feeling and experience, and that's not an easy thing to do.

Click on the play button below to hear Stephen Hough talking to Charlotte Green's Culture Club about this album:

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Get Lucky Music History

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' in every classical music style is both educational and impressive

Sunny Li Liszt Piano Workout

This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it's a full-on workout

Page turner concerto

This Concerto for Page Turner is breaking down barriers for page turners everywhere