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Steven Isserlis (cello) and Connie Shih (piano) in Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op 65. Plus John Mark Ainsley and Malcolm Martineau in Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne.

In this week's series of four concerts, a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:
I wonder as I wander.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Jun 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Cello Sonata in C Op 65

  • Benjamin Britten

    The Holy Sonnets of John Donne

  • Benjamin Britten


  • Benjamin Britten

    I wonder as I wander

  • Arnold Bax

    What is it like to be young and fair

  • Alan Rawsthorne