In the Shadow of War
BIS 1992
(SACD Hybrid Stereo/Multichannel)
January 2013
  1. Ernest BLOCH (1880–1959)
    Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for cello and orchestra (1916)
    (G. Schirmer, Inc. & Associated Music Publishers, Inc)
  2. Frank BRIDGE (1879–1941)
    Oration, Concerto Elegiaco for solo cello and orchestra H 180 (1930)
    Poco Lento – Allegro – Ben moderato (poco lento) – Allegro giusto – Ben moderato mesto e tranquillo – Cadenza – Allegro – Lento – Epilogue (Andante tranquillo)
    (Faber Music Ltd)
  3. Stephen HOUGH (b. 1961)
    The Loneliest Wilderness, Elegy for cello and orchestra (2005)
    (Josef Weinberger)

[1–2] Steven Isserlis cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Hugh Wolff conductor

[3] Tapiola Sinfonietta
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

Cello: the ‘Marquis de Corberon’ Stradivarius of 1726, on kind loan to Steven Isserlis by the Royal Academy of Music, London
It was formerly owned by the great cellist Zara Nelsova – who recorded Bloch’s Schelomo with the composer conducting on it.