Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih - The Cello in Wartime (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 65:37 minutes | 1,12 GB
Classical | Label: BIS, Official Digital Download
As the centenaries of various events of the First World War are being commemorated, we are reminded of the great battles and the large-scale suffering. To imagine what day-to-day life may have been like in the trenches in Flanders is more difficult, however, 100 years later and with no living survivors of the war to bear witness. Poems and paintings can give us some idea – but, as this disc from Steven Isserlis proves, so can music! The main, more conventional section of the programme is a selection of cello works composed around the time of the war, by composers from three of the countries involved in it: France, Britain and Austria.