Steven Isserlis: The Complete Bach Cello Suites - Concert 1 | University of Oxford

Steven Isserlis: The Complete Bach Cello Suites - Concert 1

Steven Isserlis (cello)
19:00
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
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Tickets: £25 gallery, £20 stalls, £10 student (save 25% when booking for both concerts)
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Bach
Suite No. 1 in G major
Kurtág
Hommage a John Cage
Kurtág
Gerard de Nerval
Bach
Suite No. 5 in C minor
Kurtág
Az hit
Kurtág
Jelek 1 & 2
Bach
Suite No. 4 in E-flat major

In this remarkable pair of concerts held on consecutive days, Steven Isserlis performs all six of Bach’s cello suites, separated by short works by the Hungarian composer, György Kurtág. Taking his cue from Bela Bartók’s Microcosmos and Webern’s miniature forms, Kurtág’s music achieves an immediacy and expressive intensity rare in contemporary music. This is the first time that the great British cellist and JdP Patron has presented a survey of the six Bach cello suites in concert form so early booking is strongly advised.