Limelight Recording of the Year 2017 Orchestral

HaydnCPE BachBoccherini
Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis vc, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Hyperion CDA68162

“My face has aged, but I don’t notice it day to day. And it’s the same with interpretation. The difference now is there’s no conductor, I’m directing, so it’s probably more chamber music-y this time.”  Steven Isserlis

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Isserlis revisits haydn and a handful of peers

Haydn’s earlier Cello Concerto in C Major was rediscovered in Prague in 1961. It is a substantial work, in three movements, like its D Major successor. Both concertos were designed for virtuoso soloists, although around 20 years separate the two compositions: the C Major dating from the early 1760s and the D Major from 1783. CPE Bach’s A Major Cello Concerto is earlier still, from 1753. These three concertos form the basis of Steven Isserlis’s programme, filled out on this...