Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

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


A thrilling album from Steven Isserlis couples the ground-breaking Prokofiev 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 debut, conducting an ebullient Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and providing the ideal foil to Isserlis’s impassioned virtuosity.

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