Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More

Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More

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A collection of essays on music and life by the famed classical pianist and composer

Stephen Hough is one of the world’s leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and his recordings. He is also a writer, composer, and painter, and has been described by The Economist as one of “Twenty Living Polymaths.”

Hough writes informally and engagingly about music and the life of a musician, from the broader aspects of what it is to walk out onto a stage or to make a recording, to specialist tips from deep inside the practice room: how to trill, how to pedal, how to practice. He also writes vividly about people he’s known, places he’s traveled to, books he’s read, paintings he’s seen; and he touches on more controversial subjects, such as assisted suicide, abortion, and even religion.

Rough Ideas is an illuminating, constantly surprising introduction to the life and mind of one of our great cultural figures.
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ISBN: 9781250785732

Published Date: January 1, 2020

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 443

Size: 7.93" l x 4.98" w x 1.30" h

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Music