Steven Isserlis

Haydn • CPE Bach • Boccherini
Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis vc, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Haydn’s earlier Cello Concerto in C Major was rediscovered in Prague in 1961. It’s a substantial work, in three movements, like its D Major successor. Both were designed for virtuoso soloists, although 20 years separate the two: 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 by his arrangement of an aria from Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera...