Steven Isserlis

Steven Isserlis launched his residency at the Wigmore Hall with a series of three concerts for violin, cello and piano, exploring connections between Maurice Ravel, his teacher Gabriel Fauré, and Fauré's teacher Camille Saint-Saëns.

There was a time when Fauré would have counted as the least prominent name, but that time is thankfully past and it is Saint-Saëns whose music now falls in the shadows of others. Isserlis, with this in mind, opened with a performance of his first cello sonata that was passionate in gesture and ravishing in touch.

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