Review: ​Hallé at the Royal Concert Hall

Review: ​Hallé at the Royal Concert Hall
 

The return of Stephen Hough to play Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto had been a mouth-watering prospect ever since the new Nottingham Classics season was announced.
He has thrilled RCH audiences many times in the past - but this concerto is in a league of its own: the longest, most monumental, most symphonic concerto in the repertoire. And one whose technical challenges must daunt all but the greatest pianists.
Hough's was not a note-perfect performance; in fact, the opening cadenza contained quite a few smudges. But it reflected Hough's piercing intelligence and his complete mastery of the... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 25
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