I just heard Stephen Hough's version of Rach 3 on the radio today. I was in tears.

Previously, my favorite recording of Rach 3 is the Martha Argerich version. Her tone and rubato is magical. But Hough's version shows restraint and powerful masculinity.

It goes to show how a piece of wonderful music can sound so different (and still sound so good!) in the hands of different artists!

Private Piano Teacher and MTAC Member