In The Night

Works by Schumann, Beethoven and Chopin

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‘Stephen Hough’s album takes wing in an atmosphere of tension and sombreness. Built around his own Second Piano Sonata, subtitled ‘notturno luminoso’, its programme extends on either side by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann. In this world with its permutations of turbulence, hauntings, nightmare and a more sinister than usual masked ball, anything seems possible except tranquil sleep.’ Jessica Duchen

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In the Night

Schumann: Fantasiestucke  In der Nacht; Carnaval; Hough: Piano Sonata No. 2 (notturno luminoso); Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor (moonlight); Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 27

Stephen hough (piano)

Hyperion CDA 67996

Pick up a copy of the June issue of BBC Music Magazine to read a full review of this recording

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