I understand

Steven Isserlis

Monday 19 June, 7.30pm

Programme to include:

Bridge Cello Sonata 24’
Britten Cello Suite No.3 22’
György Kurtág Az Hit; Pilinszky Janós: Gérard de Nerval; In memoriam Ferenc Wilheim 7’
Schumann Three Romances Op.94 13’
Thomas Adès Lieux retrouvés 17’


Steven Isserlis cello
Connie Shih piano

‘I don’t know why it is that the cello of all instruments makes one dream of Elsewhere when one hears it’, says Tom Adès. ‘Perhaps because the colours are so rich and wide-ranging, one can dream and find oneself in a different place…’ Adès’ own work scales mountains and traverses glittering rivers, while Britten’s moving meditation invokes the soulful heart of Russia, incorporating her folksong and the Orthodox Church’s prayer for the dead.