The Complete RCA Recordings / Isserlis

Release Date: 10/28/2016
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985312572
Number of Discs: 12

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
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, Janácek, 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. ClassicsToday.com 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.”
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1761-1765 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
2. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
3. Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Douglas Boyd (Oboe), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Marieke Blankestijn (Violin), Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: 1792 ; London, England
4. Symphony no 13 in D major, H 1 no 13: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: 1763 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
5. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
6. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Germany
7. Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Germany
8. Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845 ; Germany
9. Assai tranquillo for Cello and Piano in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Germany
10. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
11. Adagio for Cello and Orchestra in G major, Op. 38 by Woldemar Bargiel
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; Germany
12. Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
13. Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
14. Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
15. Mass in C minor, Op. 147: Offertorium by Robert Schumann
Performer: Felicity Lott (Soprano), Steven Isserlis (Cello), David [Organ] King (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853 ; Germany
16. Romance oubliée for Violin/Viola/Cello and Piano, S 132 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ;
17. Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Norway
18. Elegy no 1 for Cello and Piano, S 130/R 471b by Franz Liszt
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Weimar, Germany
19. Elegy no 2 for Violin/Cello and Piano, S 131 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ;
20. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 18 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852 ; Russia
21. Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth for Violin/Cello and Piano, S 382 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1883 ;
22. La lugubre gondola, S 134 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
23. Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
24. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 32 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
25. Romance for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 51 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
26. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Dudley Moore (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
27. Chant saphique for Cello and Piano, Op. 91 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; France
28. Gavotte for Cello and Piano in G minor by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
29. Allegro appassionato for Cello and Orchestra/Piano in B minor, Op. 43 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
30. Prière for Violin/Cello and Organ, Op. 158 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Francis Grier (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; France
31. Romance for Horn and Orchestra in F major, Op. 36 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pascal Devoyon (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; France
32. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D minor, Op. 119 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; France
33. La muse et le poète, Op. 132 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; France
34. Romance for Horn and Piano in E major, Op. 67 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pascal Devoyon (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; France
35. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 123 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; France
36. Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
37. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 109 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; France
38. Morceau de lecture for 2 Cellos "Allegretto moderato" by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: David Waterman (Cello), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; France
39. Serenade for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 98 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1908 ; France
40. Sicilienne for Cello and Piano, Op. 78 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; France
41. Papillon for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 77 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; France
42. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1921 ; France
43. Andante for Cello and Organ by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Francis Grier (Organ), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: Romantic
44. Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; France
45. Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Hermann Menninghaus (Viola), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Radoslaw Szulc (Violin)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897 ; Germany
46. Romance for Cello and Orchestra in F major, AV 75 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Germany
47. Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880-1883 ; Germany
48. Fairy tale by Leos Janácek
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Olli Mustonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910-23 ; Brno, Czech Republic
49. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Olli Mustonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USSR
50. Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Olli Mustonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USSR
51. Svyati by John Tavener
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Mykola Gobdych
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kiev Chamber Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1995 ; England
52. The Hidden Treasure by John Tavener
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; England
53. Chant for Cello by John Tavener
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1995 ; England
54. Eternal Memory by John Tavener
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; England
55. Akhmatova Songs by John Tavener
Performer: Patricia Rozario (Soprano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ;
56. Andante and Variations for Mandolin and Piano in D major, WoO 44b by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796 ; Vienna, Austria
57. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in A minor, WoO 27: 3rd movement, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ;
58. Nocturne and Scherzo for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1882 ; France
59. La captive, Op. 12 by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Felicity Lott (Soprano), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; France
60. Morceau de concours for Flute and Piano in F major by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; France
61. Donkey and Driver by Hubert Léonard
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
62. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Dudley Moore (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Michael Tilson Thomas (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
63. O canto do cisne negro, W 123 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
64. Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 75/B 150: no 4, Larghetto by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
65. Piece for 2 Cellos by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ;
66. Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
67. Souvenir russe, Op. 9 by Julius Isserlis
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
68. Romance for Cello and Piano in F minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Russia
69. Romance by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Russia
70. Dance Suite by Mátyás Seiber
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Maggie Cole (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
71. Inner World by Carl Vine
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), David Pereira (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1994 ;
72. Chonguri by Thomas Demenga
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thomas Adès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
73. The Child Lived by John Tavener
Performer: Felicity Lott (Soprano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
74. Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Michael Collins (Clarinet), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Austria
75. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Michael Collins (Clarinet), Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
76. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano), Michael Collins (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
77. Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 40 by Carl Frühling
Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano), Michael Collins (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
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