Monday 17 December 2018 7:00PM

Steven Isserlis cello; Joshua Bell violin; Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone; Connie Shih piano; Radu Lupu piano; Sir András Schiff piano; Ferenc Rados piano

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Fauré

Additional notes

Confirmation of Artist:
We are pleased to announce that Ferenc Rados (piano) will be joining the above Birthday Concert.

Booking information

Booking limited to two tickets only per person.

Confirmation of Programme
The programme for this concert has been confirmed as listed below:


This concert will begin at 19:00 and will be approximately 3 hours in duration, including two 20-minute intervals. A pre-concert talk will be held at 17:30 in the Bechstein Room with Gabriel Woolf.


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Steven Isserlis cello
  • Joshua Bell violin
  • Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone
  • Connie Shih piano
  • Radu Lupu piano
  • Sir András Schiff piano
  • Ferenc Rados piano

A celebration of Steven Isserlis on the occasion of his 60th birthday brings together a group of the cellist’s many distinguished musical friends in music that means much to him by composers he has resolutely championed, notably Fauré and Schumann.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G BWV1027
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte WoO. 46
  • Márta Kurtág/György Kurtág
        • For Steven Isserlis 60 (world première)
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • 3 Romances Op. 94
  • Interval
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
      • Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' Op. 58
        • Mandoline
        • Aubade Op. 6 No. 1
      • Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' Op. 58
        • En sourdine
        • Green
        • Madrigal from Shylock Op. 57 No. 2
        • Le secret Op. 23 No. 3
        • Notre amour Op. 23 No. 2
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
        • Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Op. 13
  • Interval
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
        • The Well-tempered Clavier Book I, Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor BWV867
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Piano Sonata in F K280
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • 3 Intermezzi Op. 117
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
        • Divertimento in F HXVIIa:1 'Il maestro e lo scolare'
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Rondo in A D951

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