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Author Hough, Stephen, 1961- author.

Title Rough ideas : reflections on music and more / Stephen Hough.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Hough,S HOU    DUE 12-08-23
Edition First American edition.
Description xv, 443 pages ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in 2019 by Faber & Faber Ltd, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 415-423) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Forum -- Stage -- Studio -- People and Pieces -- ...and more -- ...and religion -- A final reflection.
Summary Stephen Hough is indisputably one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and recordings. He is also a writer, composer and painter. As an international performer he spends much of his life at airports, on planes, and in hotel rooms and this book expands notes he has made, in his words, 'during that dead time on the road'. He writes about music and the life of a musician, from exploring the broader aspects of what it is to walk out on to a stage or to make a recording, to specialist tips from deep inside the practice room: how to trill, how to pedal, how to practise. He also writes vividly about people he's known, places he's travelled to, books he's read, paintings he's seen; and touches on more controversial subjects, such as assisted suicide and abortion. Even religion is there, the possibility of the existence of God, problems with some biblical texts and the challenge involved in being a gay Catholic. An illuminating and absorbing introduction into the life and mind of one of our great cultural figures.
Subject Hough, Stephen, 1961-
Hough, Stephen, 1961- -- Travel.
Piano music -- Great Britain.
Music -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Essays.
ISBN 9780374252540 (hardcover) $30.00
0374252548 (hardcover) $30.00

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