- Performer: Steven Isserlis, Dame Felicity Lott, David King
- Orchestra: Bremen Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
- Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
- Composer: Robert Schumann, Woldemar Bargiel
- Audio CD (27 Sept. 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Red Seal
- ASIN: B000003G9P
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,345 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Steven Isserlis Plays Schumann CD
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The concerto will be the main focus of attention for most potential purchasers and this disc provides one of the best, is not the best, performance on disc that is currently available. Such a sweeping observation is one that must be made with extreme care but in this case it seems justified. The performance offers a number of complementary attractions being thoughtful but both lively and reflective at all the right moments. The cello is primarily treated by Schumann as an extension of the human voice and this lyrical nature is fully explored and delivered by Isserlis.
The attractions of the disc are continued by it's inclusion of the other works for cello by the composer whose output for the instrument was relatively meagre. However, the pieces that he did write are all well worth collecting and are collected very conveniently on this one disc.
The Adagio and Allegro may well be familiar in its alternative forms with solo horn or for solo oboe. This version for the cello has different tonal but equal attractions, especially as played here. The Fantasiestucke is also available in an alternative version for solo clarinet but this cello version arguably offers the deeper musical reward.
The Funf Stucke im Volkston performance comes up against the famous Rostropovich rendition and, of course, Rostropovich is unique. However, that apart, this performance is also compelling. The disc concludes with the Offertorium from Schumann's Mass and an alternative but rejected ending to the concerto.Read more ›
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This CD features a wonderful artist. The playing of Steven Isserlis exceeds expectations - it is polished as well as passionate.Published on 22 Mar. 2014 by joan gilkes
I bought this as a gift, the recipient loves it. he would recommend it highly to all cello fans! "Wonderful"Published on 17 Feb. 2014 by twinkle