Stephen Hough - A New Cello Sonata

02 October 2013

Hough Cello Sonata

Stephen hough’s catalogue of composition is increasing steadily and the latest work to be added to the Weinberger print editions is his Sonata for Cello and Piano, Left Hand (Les Adieux). Stephen says of the work that “The subtitle is non-programmatic but it both underlines the melancholy spirit of the piece as well as conjuring up ghosts of Beethoven and Dussek.”

Co-commissioned by the Kronberg Academy for the Konberg Academy Festival and Elise Becket Smith for the Tetbury Music Festival, the work receives its premiere in Kronberg on 3rd October and then has its UK premiere at the Tetbury Festival on 5th October. London audiences will get the chance to hear its third performance at Wigmore Hall on Monday 7th October as part of the BBC Radio Three Lunch Hour Concert series. The performers on all three occasions will be Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough. The concert on 7th October will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The sales edition of this work will soon be available from our sales agents, Faber Music.

For further information about the forthcoming performances and broadcasts, please click on the links below:

Kronberg Academy Festival

Tetbury Music Festival

BBC Radio 3 Lunch Hour Concert