Steven Isserlis: The Complete RCA Recordings

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Steven Isserlis: The Complete RCA Recordings
Steven Isserlis (cello) with Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) Marleke Blankestijn (violin) Douglas Boyyd (oboe) Stephen Hough (piano) etc

[ RCA Red Seal Masters / 12 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

The English cellist Steven Isserlis has been a leading light on the international musical scene for more than three decades. His complete recordings for RCA Victor - including concertos and chamber works by Haydn, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Anton Rubinstein, Fauré, Richard Strauss, Janáček, Bloch, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and John Tavener - will now be available in a 12-CD box. "Steven Isserlis amazes in music whose tantalising combination of exquisite poetry and scintillating bravura he was born to play," wrote BBC Music Magazine. acclaimed his recording of Strauss's Don Quixote with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as one of the finest: "Not even Fournier and Szell conjured up the image of the elderly knight's vigil over his rusty armor and slumbering servant more movingly."

Over 14 hours of music

"Schumann's Concerto could hardly receive more effective advocacy" BBC Music Magazine

"This, surely, is the most 'complete' of Fauré's complete works for cello yet to appear. Isserlis has unearthed the original version of the Romance, Op 69 (entitled Andante), with a sustained, chordal accompaniment for organ" (Gramophone)

"This disc is recommendable not so much for Steven Isserlis's Cello Concerto - smooth and intelligent as that is - as for the fillups" (Gramophone on the Saint-Saens)


Adagio in G, Op. 38

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Romance in A major for cello & piano, Op. 69
Élégie in C minor, Op. 24
Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
Allegretto moderato for two cellos
Sérénade, Op. 98
Sicilienne, Op. 78
Papillon, Op. 77

Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 40

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major, Op. 84, Hob. I/105

Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

Romance oubliée, for viola/cello/violin & piano, S. 132
Elegie No. 1, S130
Zweite Elegie, S131bis
Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382
La Lugubre Gondola for cello & piano, S134

Variations concertantes Op. 17
Cello Sonata No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
Assai Tranquillo

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Cello Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 18

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne
Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor Op. 32
Chant saphique, Op. 91
Allegro Appassionato in B minor Op. 43
Prière for cello & piano, Op. 158
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 119
La Muse et le Poète, Op. 132
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major Op. 123

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Märchenerzählungen (4) for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 132
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40

Strauss, R:
Don Quixote, Op. 35
Romance for cello & orchestra in F major, AV 75
Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6

Svyati 'O Holy One'
Eternal Memory, for cello & string orchestra
Akmatova Songs
The Hidden Treasure
Chant for cello