OUT NOW | Cellist Steven Isserlis’ New CD: ‘Chopin & Schubert’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has announced the release of British cellist Steven Isserlis' new album: 'Chopin & Schubert'

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Hyperion Records has announced the release of British cellist Steven Isserlis‘ new album: ‘Chopin & Schubert’.

Recorded with Hungarian-born pianist Dénes Várjon, the the disc features Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Introduction and Polonaise Brillante and Nie ma czego trzeba – coupled with Schubert’s A Minor Arpeggione Sonata and Nacht und Träume.

“Love of Chopin is somehow in my genes … my grandfather, as a 13-year-old boy, used to sleep with the music of Chopin under his pillow …” Steven has told The Violin Channel.

“And, I have always been fascinated by Chopin’s Cello Sonata, one of his most complex late works … it took me many years to feel fully inside the music, but now I really consider it to be a tragic masterpiece – a truly important work …” he has said.

“I’ve also always adored Schubert’s Arpeggione sonata … fiendish though it is to play on the cello … as I grow older, it too seems to me to be a tragic masterpiece, if less overt in its tragedy than the Chopin …”

“I can only hope listeners too will develop a deeper love for and understanding of these tremendous masterpieces.”

 

Chopin & Schubert

Steven Isserlis, Cello

Dénes Várjon, Piano

Release Date: September 28, 2018

Label: Hyperion Records

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