Hugh Canning
The Sunday Times
April 2016

Few pianists have championed Dvořák’s early concerto, so when a player of Hough’s calibre does, one takes notice. He makes as good a case as I have heard for the work—which lacks the many great melodies of the later violin and cello concertos—without entirely persuading us that it is a masterpiece worthy to stand alongside Schumann’s. Hough could hardly have more sympathetic partners than the CBSO and Nelsons. Worth owning for the Schumann alone.