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reVisions / Steven Isserlis, cello

Album Summary

>Beamish, Sally : Suite for cello & orchestra (after Debussy)
>Ravel, Maurice : Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Concertino for cello & orchestra in G minor, Op. 132
>Bloch, Ernest : From Jewish Life
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Notes & Reviews:

The Observer
The quiet mood of Steven Isserlis's latest disc may be partly explained by the dedication: "In loving and grateful memory" of his wife, Pauline, who died in June...Sally Beamish's rigorous reconstruction breathes life into Debussy's early, mostly lost Suite for Cello and Orchestra.

The Independent
Vladimir Blok's chamber orchestration of Rostropovich's completion of Prokofiev's Concertino is a brew of glistening celesta, while Sally Beamish opts for sequins in her tea-dance reimagining of Debussy's Suite for Cello and Orchestra.

The Times
Expect nothing po-faced from Steven Isserlis, a cellist never afraid of taking risks and revealing his heart. The disc's repertoire is also distinctive. Emotions throb hardest in the songs and laments of Bloch's From Jewish Life...Refined playing by the Tapiola Sinfonietta add to the pleasure.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland (11/2009).



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>Beamish, Sally : Suite for cello & orchestra (after Debussy)
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gabor Takacs-Nagy
  • Running Time: 19 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ravel, Maurice : Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gabor Takacs-Nagy
  • Notes: Composition written: 1914.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Concertino for cello & orchestra in G minor, Op. 132
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gabor Takacs-Nagy
  • Running Time: 19 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1952

>Bloch, Ernest : From Jewish Life
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gabor Takacs-Nagy
  • Notes: Composition written: 1924.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924