On this new recording we get to listen to the Haydn and CPE Bach Cello Concertos as performed and conducted by Cellist Stephen Isserlis. The specific selections are:
Bach, C P E:
Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, Wq. 172 (H439)
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major, G 480: Adagio
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)
Geme la tortorella (from La finta giardiniera), arr. for cello by Steven Isserlis
All Performed by Steven Isserlis (cello/director), with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
If the two Haydn concertos are the most accomplished contributions to the cello’s repertoire written in the eighteenth century, the CPE Bach coupling is scarcely less amazing. Two charmingly rococo encores complete this latest recording from Steven Isserlis.
The Sunday Times wrote recently:
“His partnership with the brilliant Bremen orchestra is a musical marriage made in heaven.”
Here are some excerpts from this recording: