Savannah Music Festival LIVE 805 – Stephen Hough

For a composer who wrote every piece with a prominent piano part, Chopin’s genius is still completely remarkable. He was able, by the sheer quality and originality of his work, to be identified with his instrument in a consuming way. It is a marriage, and the two truly become one. When anyone plays Chopin, it is his hands which are reflected on the fall board of the piano. In this episode, we listen to Chopin’s music performed by Stephen Hough, who was named by the Economist as one of the world’s 20 living polymaths. We begin with short works composed by Claude Debussy.