Steven Isserlis (cello), Stephen Hough (piano)
Twenty-one years ago the young Steven Isserlis, for his debut recording, made a disc of the Brahms cello sonatas which received superb reviews and became one of Hyperion’s early best-sellers. Now regarded as one of the great cellists of our time, Steven has revisited these works—this time in partnership with his equally high-profile colleague Stephen Hough—to give us his latest thoughts on these masterpieces.
Described by Isserlis in his eloquent booklet notes as cornerstones of the repertory, Brahms’s two cello sonatas perfectly convey the passion their composer had for the instrument which he mastered in his youth.
This new recording also includes charming pieces by Dvořák and Suk, both of whom were influenced by Brahms.