Prokofiev. Shostakovich. Cello Concertos. Isserlis

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Label: Hyperion
Catalog: CDA 68037
Format: CD

Steven Isserlis (cello), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Composed by: Prokofiev: Cello Concerto; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1

This thrilling album from Steven Isserlis couples Prokofiev's groundbreaking Cello Concerto from the 1930s with Shostakovich's eruptive response to it written for Rostropovich in 1959. These seminal works mark the cello's coming of age, enveloping its trademark rhapsodic lyricism in a newly visceral passion. Paavo Järvi makes his Hyperion début, conducting an ebullient Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and providing the ideal foil to Isserlis's impassioned virtuosity.

Price: $20.98