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Steven Isserlis: Music in Time of War

Cellist Steven Isserlis chooses some of his favourite music from times of war, including pieces by Janacek, Schumann, Prokofiev, Webern, Biber, Elgar and Suk.

Cellist Steven Isserlis chooses some of his favourite music from times of war, including pieces by Janacek, Schumann, Prokofiev, Webern, Biber, Elgar and Suk. For many of the pieces Steven has chosen iconic recordings, including performances by violinist Josef Szigeti, baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Harriet Cohen.

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Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84

    Performer: Harriet Cohen. Ensemble: Stratton String Quartet.
    • DUTTON : CDLX 7004.
    • DUTTON.
    • 1-3.
  • Anton Webern

    Vier Lieder

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Aribert Reimann.
    • EMI : CDC5 67349-2.
    • EMI.
    • 16-19.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Battalia

    Performer: Il Giardino Armonico.
    • TELDEC : 3984-21464-2.
    • TELDEC.
    • 2-9.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio & Allegro for cello & piano, Op.70

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67661.
    • HYPERION.
    • 4-5.
  • Leos Janáček

    Violin Sonata

    Performer: Krysia Osostowicz. Performer: Ferenc Rados.
    • MERIDIAN : CDE 84560.
    • MERIDIAN.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No.1

    Performer: Joseph Szigeti. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI : CDH7 64562-2.
    • EMI.
    • 7-9.
  • Josef Suk

    Meditation on the old Czech Chorale St Wenceslas

    Performer: Suk Quartet.
    • CRD : 3472.
    • 9.

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