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Hugh Wolff director – Steven Isserlis cello

Programme

The Unanswered Question Charles Ives
Cello Concerto no. 2, Hob.VIIb:2 Joseph Haydn
Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30 Richard Strauss


We have invited the English virtuoso Steven Isserlis to perform Haydn's technically challenging Second Cello Concerto, one of the great works in the repertoire. Charles Ives asks the vital questions about life while from Richard Strauss we hear one of his most well-known melodies, now instantly recognisable from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.