Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Kirill Gerstein teams up with cellist Steven Isserlis later this month for recitals in Imola, Italy on January 21, at Wolftrap in VA on January 25, at the 92nd Street Y in New York on January 27, for the Cleveland Chamber Music Society on January 29, and at the University of Chicago on February 1.
The recital brings together 19th and 20th century composers in a program of songs and sonatas including Liszt’s Romance oubliée for Cello and Piano and Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth for Cello and Piano; Busoni’s Kultaselle, variations on a Finnish folksong for Cello and Piano; Brahms’s Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 and Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F minor, Op. 99; and, performed between the two Brahms sonatas, Bartók’s Rhapsody for Cello and Piano.