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Cellist Steven Isserlis chooses some of his favourite music from times of war, including pieces by Debussy, Faure, Martinu, Poulenc and Beethoven.

Cellist Steven Isserlis chooses more of his favourite music written during times of war, including pieces by Debussy, Fauré, Martinu, Poulenc and Beethoven. For many of the pieces Steven has chosen iconic recordings, including performances by violinist Josef Szigeti, baritone Pierre Bernac, pianists Marguerite Long and Bèla Bartok, violinist Jacques Thibaud and conductor Wilhelm Fürtwängler.

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Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.9 (4th movement)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler.
    • MUSIC & ARTS : MACD4653.
    • MUSIC & ARTS.
    • 4.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon

    Singer: Pierre Bernac. Performer: Francis Poulenc.
    • PREISER : 93470.
    • PREISER.
    • 9-10.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata

    Performer: Joseph Szigeti. Performer: Béla Bartók.
    • VANGUARD : 08 8008 71.
    • VANGUARD.
    • 6-8.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No. 2

    Performer: Dmitry Shostakovich. Performer: Dmitry Tsyganov. Performer: Сергей Петрович Ширинский.
    • DOREMI : DHR 7787.
    • DOREMI.
    • 1-3.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op.45

    Performer: Marguerite Long. Performer: Jacques Thibaud. Performer: Maurice Vieux. Performer: Pierre Fournier.
    • BIDDULPH : LHW 035.
    • BIDDULPH.
    • 1-4.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Cello Sonata No.1

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • BIS : SACD 2042.
    • BIS.
    • 1-3.

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