Stephen Hough rips it up at the Royal Festival Hall tonight
Forget austerity. Forget the Euro crisis. Forget Capello.
If you were lucky enough to be at the Southbank centre tonight, you would have seen a genius lift the soul. After a workman like performance of Bohuslav Martinu’s Symphony #6 conducted by Marin Alsop, the audience were stirred from their seats by the vigour, vision and timing of Stephen Hough’s performance.
It was like watching a perfect thunder storm form above Liszt’s piano concertos, breaking suddenly, raining pure energy in a blur of emotion and melody.
Brilliant and inspiring. It gave me substance to face the world.