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Isserlis, Steven (cello)
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Steven Isserlis (cello)

Acclaimed worldwide for his technique and musicianship, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator and author. As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, gives recitals with modern piano, fortepiano and harpsichord, appears frequently with period instrument ensembles, and, unusually, directs chamber orchestras from the cello. As a chamber musician he has devised many series for many of the world’s most famous festivals and venues.

Steven Isserlis has written two highly successful books about music for children: Why Beethoven Threw the Stew and Why Handel Waggled his Wig, both of which have been translated into many languages. He has also written the text for three musical stories, to music by the Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley: Little Red Violin, Goldiepegs and the Three Cellos, and Cindercella. As a teacher he gives regular masterclasses around the world, and is artistic director of the famous International Musicians’ Seminar in Cornwall, England.

His diverse interests are reflected in an extensive and award-winning discography. His Hyperion recording of J S Bach’s Cello Suites met with the highest critical acclaim, and was Gramophone’s Instrumental Disc of the Year, as well as receiving the Critic’s Choice award at the Classical Brits. Other recordings include a recital disc with Thomas Adès, including the premiere recording of the latter’s Lieux retrouvés, a Schumann disc with Dénes Várjon, and the Brahms Cello Sonatas with Stephen Hough. His many honours include a CBE in 1998, the Schumann Prize of the city of Zwickau (Schumann’s birthplace) in 2000, and election to Gramophone Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Albums
'Bach: Cello Suites' (CDA67541/2)
Bach: Cello Suites
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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67981/2)
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
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'Brahms: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67529)
Brahms: Cello Sonatas
'Brahms: Cello Sonatas' (CDA66159)
Brahms: Cello Sonatas
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'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
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'Dvořák: Cello Concertos' (CDA67917)
Dvořák: Cello Concertos
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'Fauré: Cello Sonata No 2 & other works' (CDA66235)
Fauré: Cello Sonata No 2 & other works
'Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67376)
Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas
'Isserlis: Piano Music' (CDA68025)
Isserlis: Piano Music
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'Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano' (CDA67948)
Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano
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'Martinů: Cello Sonatas' (CDH55185)
Martinů: Cello Sonatas
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55185  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Rachmaninov & Franck: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67376)
Rachmaninov & Franck: Cello Sonatas
'Schumann: Music for cello & piano' (CDA67661)
Schumann: Music for cello & piano
Complete works available for download
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
The Song of the Birds
THOMAS ADÈS  (b1971)
Lieux retrouvés with Thomas Adès (piano)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685-1750)
Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008
Cello Suite No 3 in C major, BWV1009
Cello Suite No 4 in E flat major, BWV1010
Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV1012
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  (1770-1827)
Cello Sonata in A major, Op 69 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Cello Sonata in C major, Op 102 No 1 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Cello Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Horn Sonata in F major, Op 17 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Variations in E flat major on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, WoO46 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Variations in F major on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Op 66 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Variations in G major on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO45 with Robert Levin (fortepiano)
JOHANNES BRAHMS  (1833-1897)
Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 with Peter Evans (piano)
Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 99 with Peter Evans (piano)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 99 with Stephen Hough (piano)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK  (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in A major with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)
Cello Concerto in B minor 'original ending', Op 104 with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)
Rondo in G minor, Op 94 with Stephen Hough (piano)
GABRIEL FAURÉ  (1845-1924)
Après un rêve, Op 7 No 1 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Berceuse, Op 16 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117 with Thomas Adès (piano)
Élégie, Op 24 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Papillon, Op 77 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Romance, Op 69 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Sicilienne, Op 78 with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
CÉSAR FRANCK  (1822-1890)
Cello Sonata in A major, M8 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Le Sylphe, M73 with Rebecca Evans (soprano), Stephen Hough (piano)
Panis angelicus with Rebecca Evans (soprano), Stephen Hough (piano)
JULIUS ISSERLIS  (1888-1968)
Ballade in A minor with Sam Haywood (piano)
LEOŠ JANÁČEK  (1854-1928)
Pohádka 'A Tale' with Thomas Adès (piano)
GYÖRGY KURTÁG  (b1926)
For Steven: Im Memoriam Pauline Mara
György Kroó in memoriam
Pilinszky János: Gérard de Nerval
Schatten
FRANZ LISZT  (1811-1886)
Die Trauergondel 'La lugubre gondola', S134 with Thomas Adès (piano)
Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382 with Thomas Adès (piano)
Romance oubliée, S132 with Thomas Adès (piano)
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ  (1890-1959)
Sonata for cello and piano No 1 with Peter Evans (piano)
Sonata for cello and piano No 2 with Peter Evans (piano)
Sonata for cello and piano No 3 with Peter Evans (piano)
SERGEI RACHMANINOV  (1873-1943)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Oriental Dance, Op 2 No 2 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Prelude, Op 2 No 1 with Stephen Hough (piano)
ROBERT SCHUMANN  (1810-1856)
Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, Op 70 with Dénes Várjon (piano)
Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op 102 with Dénes Várjon (piano)
Romanzen for cello and piano, Op 94 with Dénes Várjon (piano)
Soiréestücke 'Fantasiestücke', Op 73 with Dénes Várjon (piano)
Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor, WoO27 with Dénes Várjon (piano)
JOSEF SUK  (1874-1935)
Ballade in D minor, Op 3 No 1 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Serenade in A major, Op 3 No 2 with Stephen Hough (piano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Abendlied  No 12 of Zwölf Vierhändige Clavierstücke für kleine und grosse Kinder, Op 85 (Schumann/Joachim)
Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, Op 70 (Schumann)
Après un rêve, Op 7 No 1 (Fauré/Isserlis)
Ballade in A minor (Isserlis)
Ballade in D minor, Op 3 No 1 (Suk)
Berceuse, Op 16 (Fauré)
Cello Concerto in A major (Dvořák/Raphael)
Cello Concerto in B minor 'original ending', Op 104 (Dvořák)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (Dvořák)
Cello Sonata in A major, M8 (Franck)
Cello Sonata in A major, Op 69 (Beethoven)
Cello Sonata in C major, Op 102 No 1 (Beethoven)
Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2 (Beethoven)
Cello Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1 (Beethoven)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (Rachmaninov)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2 (Beethoven)
Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 (Brahms)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 99 (Brahms)
Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117 (Fauré)
Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV1007 (Bach)
Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008 (Bach)
Cello Suite No 3 in C major, BWV1009 (Bach)
Cello Suite No 4 in E flat major, BWV1010 (Bach)
Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011 (Bach)
Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV1012 (Bach)
Die Trauergondel 'La lugubre gondola', S134 (Liszt)
Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382 (Liszt)
Élégie, Op 24 (Fauré)
For Steven: Im Memoriam Pauline Mara (Kurtág)
Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op 102 (Schumann)
György Kroó in memoriam (Kurtág)
Horn Sonata in F major, Op 17 (Beethoven)
Je suis un sylphe, une ombre, un rien, un rêve  First line to Le Sylphe, M73 (Franck)
La montagne  No 2 of Lieux retrouvés (Adès)
La ville: Cancan macabre  No 4 of Lieux retrouvés (Adès)
Le Sylphe, M73 (Franck)
Les champs  No 3 of Lieux retrouvés (Adès)
Les eaux  No 1 of Lieux retrouvés (Adès)
Lieux retrouvés (Adès)
Oriental Dance, Op 2 No 2 (Rachmaninov)
Panis angelicus (Franck/Hough)
Papillon, Op 77 (Fauré)
Pilinszky János: Gérard de Nerval (Kurtág)
Pohádka 'A Tale' (Janáček)
Prelude, from the Anna Magdalena manuscript  Movement 1 of Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV1007 (Bach)
Prelude, from the collection of Johann Christoph Westphal  Movement 1 of Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV1007 (Bach)
Prelude, from the Johann Peter Kellner manuscript  Movement 1 of Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV1007 (Bach)
Prelude, Op 2 No 1 (Rachmaninov)
Romance oubliée, S132 (Liszt)
Romance, Op 69 (Fauré)
Romanzen for cello and piano, Op 94 (Schumann)
Rondo in G minor, Op 94 (Dvořák)
Schatten (Kurtág)
Serenade in A major, Op 3 No 2 (Suk)
Sicilienne, Op 78 (Fauré)
Soiréestücke 'Fantasiestücke', Op 73 (Schumann)
Sonata for cello and piano No 1 (Martinů)
Sonata for cello and piano No 2 (Martinů)
Sonata for cello and piano No 3 (Martinů)
The Song of the Birds (Anon/Beamish)
Variations in E flat major on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, WoO46 (Beethoven)
Variations in F major on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Op 66 (Beethoven)
Variations in G major on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO45 (Beethoven)
Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor, WoO27 (Schumann/Isserlis)
Ze Šumavy 'From the Bohemian forest', Op 68 (Dvořák)
Zwölf Vierhändige Clavierstücke für kleine und grosse Kinder, Op 85 (Schumann/Joachim)
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