2018.12.17 Wigmore Hall, Steven Isserlis 60th Birthday Concert

Wigmore Hall, London

Steven Isserlis 60th Birthday Concert

17 December 2018, 7 pm


Steven Isserlis, cello

Joshua Bell, violin

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Connie Shih, piano

Radu Lupu, piano

Sir András Schiff, piano



A celebration of Steven Isserlis on the occasion of his 60th birthday brings together a group of the cellist’s many distinguished musical friends in music that means much to him by composers he has resolutely championed, notably Fauré and Schumann


Bach Viola da gamba Sonata No. 1 in G BWV1027

Beethoven 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ Wo0. 46

Kurtág New Work tbc

Schumann 3 Romances Op. 94

INTERVAL (20 minutes)

Simon Keenlyside accompanied by Connie Shih

Fauré Mandoline No. 1 from ‘Cinq mélodies de Venise’ Op. 58      

Fauré Aubade Op. 6 No. 1

Fauré En sourdine No. 2 from ‘Cinq mélodies de Venise’ Op. 58

Fauré Green No. 3 from ‘Cinq mélodies de Venise’ Op. 58

Fauré Madrigal Op. 35

Fauré Le secret Op. 23 No. 3

Fauré Notre amour Op. 23 No. 2

Grieg Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Op. 13

INTERVAL (20 minutes)

Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867 from ‘The Well-tempered Clavier’ Book I

Mozart Piano Sonata in F K280

Brahms 3 Intermezzi Op. 117

Haydn Divertimento in F HXVIIa:1 ‘Il maestro e lo scolare’

Schubert Rondo in A D951


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