This concert is part of the following series:
Leicester 2012/13 Season
Steven Isserlis is possibly the UK’s best-loved, most highly respected solo cellist. His distinctive sound (brought about by playing on warmer gut strings) and appearance have earned him a place at the forefront of British musical life for several decades. In this concert he performs Haydn’s First Cello Concerto – a demanding work that requires virtuosic fireworks – directing it from the soloist’s platform. He then returns to the stage to perform a deeply moving 1924 piece by the Swiss-American composer Ernst Bloch. The piece is in three movements: Jewish Song, Supplication and Prayer with the latter, in the words of Isserlis (who commissioned its orchestration), being “surely one of the most fervently beautiful pieces ever written for the cello”.
Oct 16 2013, 19:30 - De Montfort Hall
Ashkenazy conducts Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky
Nov 06 2013, 19:30 - De Montfort Hall
Nicholas Collon conducts Beethoven and Dvořák in Leicester