28/04/2011

Lunch with Steven Isserlis

Reading time: 1 min. Steven Isserlis

I had lunch today with the wonderful Steven Isserlis, who’s in Vienna performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Amongst so many other things, we talked about his gorgeous works for children audiences: Little Red Violin and Goldipegs and the three cellos, which he wrote together with Anne Dudley. I can exclusively reveal that there's another one on the way.

Steven also reminded me of the three piano pieces by his grandfather, Julius Isserlis, who lived in Vienna in the 1920s. Another gem in the UE catalogue waiting to be discovered.

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