” I have had a place in New York in the musicians’ district on the Upper West Side since 1986. “


” I’ve always written – about music, art, things going on around the world. The danger is that it becomes too personal. I don’t think people want it at that level of intimacy. “


” Painting is just a hobby. I really don’t think of it much more than that. But writing music and writing words… my life would feel as if it had a big hole if I took those away. “


” I can admire music where you feel the composer has everything organized and perfectly shaped, but it doesn’t touch me. I like to feel that a composer is wounded, like all of us. “


” There’s certainly no doubt that commercialism has entered classical music to such a degree that almost no one seems to care anymore about the physical and mental health of the performer. “


” If you arrive at a concert ready to play your piece, that’s not nearly good enough. You must have your music ready to the point where you can play it on a short rehearsal, after a long plane flight, on a strange piano, having had an unpleasant lunch, in an unfriendly atmosphere. You have to be so over-prepared that you can cope with anything. “



All 6 Stephen Hough Quotes about Music in picture


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