Bach Cello Suites
This long-awaited reading of the cellist’s ‘Bible’ found Isserlis delving behind each Suite to find its religious correlatives.
Tavener The Protecting Veil
This mystic Minimalist work, written for Isserlis in 1987, made him famous. His silvery timbre and re-creation of Tavener’s vision is unrivalled.
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.
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.
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.
Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.