Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Stephen Hough on Advent

For the four Sundays in Advent, Stephen Hough, the concert pianist, is posting an Advent blog, taking four pieces he has recorded and connecting them 'to spiritual themes from this pre-Christmas season'. The first piece is Cesar Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue which 'contains a profound musical journey from darkness to light'.

He interprets what's going on in the music through a theological lens, and it's good stuff. Go read and then listen on Spotify, although you'll have to settle for Murray Perahia, as Stephen's recording isn't included yet.

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