Haydn & CPE Bach - Cello Concertos | Hyperion CDA68162

Haydn & CPE Bach - Cello Concertos


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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68162

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st September 2017



If the two Haydn concertos are the most accomplished contributions to the cello’s burgeoning repertoire written in the eighteenth century, the CPE Bach coupling is scarcely less fine. Two charmingly rococo encores complete this latest essential release from Steven Isserlis.


Isserlis’s celebration of the cello’s top register truly flowers in the D major Concerto, possibly in recognition of the fact that Haydn probably wrote this work for the Esterházy orchestra’s high-register-loving cello virtuoso Antonín Kraft. Isserlis’s first-movement cadenza in particular contains lofty lines of a piercing, ringing sweetness. ... Isserlis’s 1998 recording remains classy stuff, but this has superbly trumped it.  Charlotte Gardner (Recording of the Month)
Gramophone Awards 2017
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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