Steven Osborne is one of a triumvirate of British pianists who have dominated the classical music scene since the Millennium. Along with Paul Lewis and Sir Stephen Hough, he has been garnering awards for his recordings on the prestigious Hyperion label for 30 years, as well as praise for his many concert and festival appearances around the world.
He has toured Australia several times, perhaps most memorably for his searingly beautiful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Vingts Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus five years ago. He recorded Claude Debussy’s Préludes in 2006. Since then he has released two other Debussy albums, including Early and Late Piano Pieces – a collection of curios mixed in with the Suite Bergamasque – which came out last year.
Now comes another tranche with his survey of the Études, coupled with Pour le piano and three short pieces in La plus que lente, Berceuse héroïques and Étude retrouvéé