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Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - Music from Proust's Salons (2021)

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Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - Music from Proust's Salons (2021)

Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - Music from Proust's Salons (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 83:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2522 SACD | Recorded: 2019

With this programme of music for cello and piano, Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih transport us to the world immortalized in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu – the Parisian high society and its glittering salons. For the composers of the time these provided a perfect platform for the introduction of new works, performed by the finest musicians in France for a sympathetic, educated and rich (!) audience. And for the music-loving Proust they offered countless opportunities to meet the composers that he so admired (and others that he may have admired a bit less…)

Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016) [Re-Up]

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Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016) [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792 | Time: 01:16:35

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.

Steven Isserlis, Omer Meir Wellber & Philharmonia Orchestra - Tavener: No Longer Mourn for Me & Other Works for Cello (2020)

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Steven Isserlis, Omer Meir Wellber & Philharmonia Orchestra - Tavener: No Longer Mourn for Me & Other Works for Cello (2020)

Steven Isserlis, Omer Meir Wellber & Philharmonia Orchestra - Tavener: No Longer Mourn for Me & Other Works for Cello (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:59
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

An important release which again demonstrates Steven Isserlis’s deep commitment to the music of John Tavener. The realization of the album is movingly detailed in a booklet note which provides an eloquent counterpoint and commentary to the performances.

Steven Isserlis, Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

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Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.

Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon - Chopin: Cello Sonata; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (2018)

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Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon - Chopin: Cello Sonata; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (2018)

Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon - Chopin: Cello Sonata; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 77:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion ‎| # CDA68227 | Recorded: 2017

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Denes Várjon are known as instrumentalists for connoisseurs, delving deep into the structures of work and programming them in intelligent ways. You wouldn't pick Isserlis as a Chopin specialist, and Chopin wrote very little chamber music anyway. But he and Várjon deliver a gripping performance of the Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65, a notoriously troublesome work whose text is far from fixed. They play the first movement Maestoso, as it is marked in some sources, and they present a vision of the sonata as a work of great seriousness, complexity, and ambition.

Steven Isserlis - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Cello Suites (2007)

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Steven Isserlis - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Cello Suites (2007)

Steven Isserlis - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Cello Suites (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 512 Mb | Total time: 137:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67541/2 | Recorded: 2005-2006

Steven Isserlis’s award-winning discography spans his diverse interests in repertoire and his musicological enthusiasm, as well as demonstrating his supreme artistry and uniquely beautiful sound, and his first recording of the complete Bach cello suites is an indelibly important addition to the set. Steven writes that ‘the Bach suites are works of such total perfection, such sublimity, that it is well-nigh impossible to feel ready for them’. He has proved more than adequate to the task and this release is a triumphant conclusion to an artistic pilgrimage. Steven’s eloquent booklet notes reveal his personal thoughts about the suites, as well as extensive academic research.

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

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Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.

Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)

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Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)

Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68239 | Recorded: 2018

Shostakovich's Cello Sonata belied the young composer's reputation as the 'enfant terrible' of early Soviet music. Steven Isserlis's praises it as ''the most popular cello sonata of the twentieth century.'' It features on this program alongside two other Russian masterpieces from pre-Revolutionary Prokofiev and Khrushchev era Kabalevsky.

Steven Isserlis, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concertos (2013)

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Steven Isserlis, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concertos (2013)

Steven Isserlis, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 79:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67917 | Recorded: 2012

Hyperion is delighted to present the world’s best-loved cello concerto performed by one of the world’s best-loved cellists: national treasure Steven Isserlis. Isserlis has waited 40 years to record this pinnacle of the repertoire, and here with his regular collaborators, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding, this long gestation has proved to be overwhelmingly fruitful. Isserlis writes of the concerto that ‘the power of its emotional journey, expressed with Dvorák’s characteristically folk-like simplicity and directness, offers an irresistible mix of the epic and the touchingly confessional’. The combination of emotional power and simplicity is also a feature of Isserlis’s playing, and part of what makes him such a consummate performer of this work.

Steven Isserlis, Paavo Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra - Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos (2016)

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Steven Isserlis, Paavo Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra - Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos (2016)

Steven Isserlis, Paavo Järvi, Philharmonia Orchestra - Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 73:01 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion| # CDA68077 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

For this 2016 Hyperion release, cellist Steven Isserlis and the Philharmonia Orchestra under Paavo Järvi present a moving album of cello concertos by Edward Elgar and William Walton, along with Gustav Holst's Invocation and Imogen Holst's The Fall of the Leaf, a five-movement suite for solo cello. The program creates a profoundly pensive and even autumnal feeling, and Isserlis' tone is by turns reflective, lyrical, and poignantly elegiac, appropriate to the selections. The melancholy nostalgia of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor colors the album's mood from the outset, and notwithstanding passages of intense virtuosity, the rich but subdued sonorities of his burnished orchestration contribute to its brooding quality.