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Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas / Stephen Isserlis, cello & Stephen Hough, piano

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
>Hough, Stephen [Piano] : Les adieux, sonata for cello & piano, left hand
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
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Notes & Reviews:

Grieg's sole Cello Sonata has long been a favorite of performers and audiences and here it receives an impassioned performance from Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough. This program also includes Hough's own Sonata for cello and piano left hand and Mendelssohn's ever popular Cello Sonata No.2. A spirit of passionate romanticism unifies all three works.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2015
Everywhere their reading [of the Grieg] glints with conviction...Isserlis is matchless in the way he tugs at the simple melody to heart-rending effect...[The Hough is] unafraid to breathe an air of nostalgia...but the results are refreshingly personal...The performance couldn't be more persuasive and the two players are beautifully recorded.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2015
If any reminder were needed that Steven Isserlis is at the top of his game, this is it...Their opening Allegro agitato is a thrilling tour de force, Isserlis sinewy and febrile, Hough's sound lucid and full-bodied with an ideal recorded balance.

Financial Times, 17th July 2015
Isserlis supplies the rush of emotion to Stephen Hough's accompaniment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Ess (2013-12-17_2013-12-18&2014-).



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>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
  • Performers: Stephen Hough (Piano); Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Notes: The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Hough, Stephen [Piano] : Les adieux, sonata for cello & piano, left hand
  • Performers: Stephen Hough (Piano); Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Notes: The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex (12/17/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
  • Performers: Stephen Hough (Piano); Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 06/1843