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on 22 June 2000
When I listened to this CD I despairingly commented to a friend that 'I might as well give up the piano if that's what he can do.'
Listen to how Stephen Hough nonchalantly tosses aside the obstacles Liszt laid down in the first three tracks (Mephisto Waltz No.1, Tarantella, Spanish Rhapsody) and one must concede that Hough has a technique to match the Pletnevs and Kissins of this world. Listen to the rest of this superbly-priced double CD and one begins to wonder why this pianist is not as famous as the Pletnevs and Kissins. One can safely say that it is not due to any deficiencies in technique and certainly not due to any lack of musicality. This was the first CD I bought of this artist and since then I have added many more (Scharwenka/Sauer and Mendelssohn concertos esp. recommended) and without doubt will soon add his recording of the Liszt Sonata etc. Sample any track this CD and I guarantee that you will also be baffled as to why this formidable pianist has not (quite) gained the audience he deserves.
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on 29 October 2011
Late in life I am 'rediscovering' Liszt and what a joy to find a pianist of Stephen Hough's calibre.
Happily adding him to my shelf along with Bolet, Arrau and Katchen.
Listening to this recording is a thrill
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on 20 October 2014
Wonderful talent, and such a generous performer too
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