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Cello Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven
Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin

Cello Sonatas

CD | Hyperion | 0034571179810 | CDA 67981 | 02-14

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About the album

‘Isserlis’s playing always has spirit to spare. But the fortepiano ensures an even fresher sense of discovery to his cello odyssey’ (The Guardian)

In this new chamber recording, Steven Isserlis together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial and long-awaited compendium of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, including Beethoven’s arrangement of his Op 17 Horn Sonata. The use of the fortepiano opens up a wealth of sonic possibilities for these works.

The five Cello Sonatas span Beethoven’s compositional epochs and comprise the most important cycle of cello sonatas in the entire repertoire. Isserlis writes that the composer ‘transforms himself from confident virtuoso to supreme master of classical form, and then beyond that to a mystic exploring strange new worlds of unearthly beauty—a wondrous transfiguration’.

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Simply said, there are no better interpertations out there. From begin till end a facinating and perfect exploring trip!
Opus Klassiek
Tracklisting
28-05-2014 CDA 67981 - Cello Sonatas - Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin - Opus Klassiek
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