norman lebrecht

September 09, 2023

Stephen Hough – Bach and Schumann 
​This is the 5th week of Wigmore Hall’s free access to their archive and includes a number of special concerts. Here is one of them:

First, this was a significant concert in the history of Wigmore Hall.  Sir Stephen Hough opened the special series of lockdown concerts in June 2020 with Busoni’s piano arrangement of Bach’s D minor Chaconne for violin, evoking Busoni’s own gala performance at the opening of the Wigmore Hall almost 119 years ago to the day.

Here too is Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Op.17.

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