Steven Isserlis

Haydn • CPE Bach • Boccherini
Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis vc, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
HYPERION CDA68162

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...