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Steven Isserlis

vc, *1958 GB, London
Musician of Classical

Steven Isserlis CBE (born 19 December 1958, London) is a British cellist. He is distinguished for his diverse repertoire, distinctive sound deployed with his use of gut strings and command of phrasing.

Plays With
Connie Shih
Popular Tracks   
Archangel's Lullaby on Children's Cello by Steven Isserlis
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1: III. Allegro molto on Haydn: Cello Concertos No. 1 in C Major & No. 2 in D Major; Symphony No. 13 in D Major; Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major - Sony Classical Masters by Franz Joseph Haydn, Steven Isserlis & Sir Roger Norrington
Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: III. Vivace non troppo on For the Love of Brahms by Johannes Brahms & Joshua Bell
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12 on Elgar: Salut D' Amour / Mot D' Amour / Chanson De La Nuit / Chanson De Matin / Sospiri by Edward Elgar & Nigel Kennedy
Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: II. Andante on For the Love of Brahms by Johannes Brahms & Joshua Bell
Piano Quintet in F Minor, FWV 7: III. Allegro con troppo ma non fuoco - Live from Verbier Festival / 2014 on Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor, FWV 7: III. Allegro con troppo ma non fuoco by César Franck, Marc-André Hamelin, Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Nobuko Imai & Steven Isserlis
XIII. Le cygne (Arr. for Cello & 2 Pianos) on Cello Concerto No. 1., etc. by Camille Saint-Saëns & Steven Isserlis
Cello Sonata: I. Allegro ben moderato on The Cello in Wartime by Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih
From Jewish Life (arr. C. Palmer): I. Prayer on reVisions by Steven Isserlis & Gábor Takács-Nagy
From Jewish Life (arr. C. Palmer): III. Jewish Song on reVisions by Steven Isserlis & Gábor Takács-Nagy

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Title Artist Year Type
Cello Sonatas / BalladeDmitri Shostakovich & Dmitry Kabalevsky / Sergei Prokofiev, Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen2019Album
Cello Sonata / Arpeggione SonataSteven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon, Frédéric Chopin / Franz Schubert2018Album
Haydn Cello Concertos CPE BachSteven Isserlis, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Joseph Haydn, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach2017Album
The Cello In WartimeSteven Isserlis, Connie Shih2017Album
Elgar & Walton Cello ConcertosSir Edward Elgar, Sir William Walton, Paavo Järvi, Philharmonia Orchestra, Steven Isserlis, Gustav Holst, Imogen Holst2016Album
The Complete RCA RecordingsSteven Isserlis2016Album
For The Love Of BrahmsJoshua Bell, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields2016Album
Cello SonatasFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Edvard Grieg / Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis2015Album
Prokofiev • ShostakovichSergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Steven Isserlis, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Paavo Järvi2015Album
Beethoven Cello SonatasSteven Isserlis, Robert Levin2014Album
Piano MusicJulius Isserlis, Sam Haywood With Steven Isserlis2014Album
Cello Sonatas 1-3 - Works By Sibelius And MustonenBohuslav Martinů, Jean Sibelius, Olli Mustonen, Steven Isserlis2014Album
Cello ConcertosAntonín Dvořák - Steven Isserlis, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra2013Album
In The Shadow Of WarErnest Bloch, Frank Bridge, Stephen Hough - Steven Isserlis2012Album
Lieux RetrouvésSteven Isserlis & Thomas Adès • Franz Liszt • Gabriel Fauré • György Kurtág • Leoš Janáček2012Album
Plays Kabalevsky, Mendelssohn And BrahmsSteven Isserlis2011Album
reVisionsSteven Isserlis, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, Ernest Bloch2010Album
The Protecting Veil • The Last Sleep Of The Virgin • Choral MusicJohn Tavener, Steven Isserlis, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, David Hill, David Dunnett2009Compil.
Fantasiestücke Op 73 • Adagio And Allegro Op 70 • Romances Op 94 • Stücke Im Volkston Op 102 • Violin Sonata No 3 (Arr Isserlis) • AbendliedRobert Schumann, Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon2009Album
The Cello SuitesJohann Sebastian Bach - Steven Isserlis2007Album
Children's CelloSteven Isserlis, Stephen Hough2006Album
Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto / Piano ConcertoSamuel Barber, Kyoko Takezawa, Steven Isserlis, John Browning, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra2005Compil.
Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 ▪ La Muse Et Le Poète ▪ SuiteCamille Saint-Saëns - Steven Isserlis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach2005Compil.
Cello SonatasJohannes Brahms • Antonín Dvořák • Josef Suk - Steven Isserlis • Stephen Hough2005Album
Cello SonatasSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff • César Franck - Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough With Rebecca Evans2003Album
Don Quixote Op. 35 / Romanze Für Violoncello F-dur / Sonate Für Violoncello Und Klavier Op. 6Richard Strauss - Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lorin Maazel2001Album
Cello Concerto No. 2 / La Muse Et Le Poète / Romance Op. 67 / Cello Sonata No. 2Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell, Pascal Devoyon, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach - Camille Saint-Saëns2001Album
Clarinet Trios / Märchenerzählungen / TräumereiJohannes Brahms / Carl Frühling / Robert Schumann - Steven Isserlis, Michael Collins, Stephen Hough1999Album
Cello Concertos In C & D / Sinfonia ConcertanteJoseph Haydn - Steven Isserlis, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Roger Norrington1998Album
Cello WorldSteven Isserlis1998Album
Cello Concerto / Schelomo / Cello Concerto No. 2 / Rococo Variations / Don QuixoteSteven Isserlis, Sir Edward Elgar / Ernest Bloch / Dmitry Kabalevsky / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Richard Strauss1998Compil.
SvyatiJohn Tavener, Steven Isserlis1997Album
Messiaen: Quatuor · Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2Olivier Messiaen, Dmitri Shostakovich, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen, Michael Collins1997Album
Steven Isserlis Plays SchumannSteven Isserlis, Christoph Eschenbach, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen1997Album
Violin and Cello Concertos, Capricorn ConcertoSamuel Barber, Kyoko Takezawa1996Album
Rococo VariationsSteven Isserlis, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, John Eliot Gardiner - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1995Album
Gabriel Fauré, Works For CelloSteven Isserlis, Pascal Devoyon1995Album
Forgotten RomanceSteven Isserlis, Stephen Hough1995Album
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Works For Cello And PianoSteven Isserlis, Melvyn Tan1994Album
Eternal Memory / From Jewish LifeJohn Tavener, Ernest Bloch, Steven Isserlis, Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov1994Single
Cello Concerto No. 1 • Sonata No. 1 • RomancesSteven Isserlis, Camille Saint-Saëns, Pascal Devoyon, The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas1993Album
Piano Concertos 2 & 3Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Peter Donohoe, Nigel Kennedy - Steven Isserlis, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai1993Compil.
The Protecting VeilJohn Tavener - Steven Isserlis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky1992Album
Cello Concertos & SonatasLuigi Boccherini - Steven Isserlis • Maggie Cole • Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra • Juha Kangas1991Album
Rococo Variations - Original VersionPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Steven Isserlis, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, John Eliot Gardiner1990Album
Prokofiev, KabalevsjySteven Isserlis, Andrew Litton1989Album
Cello SonatasBohuslav Martinů • Steven Isserlis • Peter Evans1989Album
Cello Concerto / SchelomoSir Edward Elgar, Ernest Bloch, Steven Isserlis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1989Album
Faure Cello Sonata No2Steven Isserlis, Pascal Devoyon1988Album
Britten, Cello Symphony; Bridge, Oration For Cello And OrchestraBenjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Steven Isserlis, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1988Album
Piano Concerto No.2 In G Major (Complete Version)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Peter Donohoe, Nigel Kennedy, Steven Isserlis, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai1987Album
Cello SonatasJohannes Brahms, Steven Isserlis, Peter Evans1984Album
Piano Concertos 1-3 / Concert FantasyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Peter Donohoe, Nigel Kennedy - Steven Isserlis, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf BarshaiCompil.
Don QuixoteRichard Strauss, Steven Isserlis, Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de WaartAlbum
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