The best recordings of Steven Isserlis

Five of the best recordings by distinguished British cellist Steven Isserlis

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The best recordings of Steven Isserlis
Cellist Steven Isserlis
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Bach Cello Suites

This long-awaited reading of the cellist’s ‘Bible’ found Isserlis delving behind each Suite to find its religious correlatives.

Hyperion CDA67541/2

 

Tavener The Protecting Veil
with LSO/Rozhdestvensky

This mystic Minimalist work, written for Isserlis in 1987, made him famous. His silvery timbre and re-creation of Tavener’s vision is unrivalled.

Virgin 363 2932

 

 

Schumann Cello Concerto and other works
with German Chamber Philharmonic/Eschenbach

His intuitive response to Schumann’s mercurial character pays dividends here in performances lit by an inimitable fluidity and a dizzying range of tone.

RCA 09026688002

 

Mendelssohn Complete works for cello and piano
with Melvyn Tan

A happy partnership with fortepianist Melvyn Tan produced this utterly delightful set of Mendelssohn performances.

RCA 09026625532

 

 

Brahms Cello Sonatas
with Stephen Hough

A tour de force of energy and narrative conviction, in which Isserlis ensures that every note and phrase have meaning.

Hyperion CDA67529

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