Steven Isserlis, cello & Richard Egarr, harpsichord - 92Y, New York

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Steven Isserlis, cello & Richard Egarr, harpsichord

A long-time house favorite and a 92Y debut.

Cellist Steven Isserlis partners with harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a concert that follows their highly acclaimed recording including several of these selections of works originally written for other instruments. Gramophone wrote, “(these are) full-blooded but sensitive readings which, far from being contrary to Bach’s spirit, seem rather to magnify it.” The program features Bach’s splendid sonatas for viola da gamba, a charming and buoyant sonata by Boccherini, a Handel masterwork and more. A Baroque music lover’s delight.

Steven Isserlis, cello
Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Concert running time is approximately one hour, forty minutes.

  • Bach, Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
  • Bach, Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
  • Boccherini, Cello Sonata in G major, G. 5
  • Scarlatti, Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 90
  • Handel, Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430, “The Harmonious Blacksmith”
  • Bach, Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028

Notes on the Program

By Steven Isserlis

This program consists of five masterpieces from the high baroque era, written by the Holy Trinity of great composers born in the magical year of 1685 …

Steven Isserlis

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a uniquely varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster …

Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr brings a joyful sense of adventure and a keen, enquiring mind to all his music-making …