Steven Isserlis Returns to Wigmore Hall in Live Broadcast Recital
Wigmore Hall and BBC Radio 3 resumed their daily 's lunchtime recital series in June with live broadcast performances without audiences in the hall.
Steven Isserlis, a Wigmore regular for many years, returned on June 8th with pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen and works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Fauré - to enthusiastic reviews:
"Judging from his playing…the celebrated cellist was feeling like a musical prisoner savouring his first day of freedom. Everything about his recital with the pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen spoke of a performer carried away by a reunion with his instrument and his art."
"Lu's playing is in a rare class – one that has a vacancy since Radu Lupu’s retirement. This type of sensitivity and emotional intuition does not grow on trees, especially not when served by such a technique, with richly singing tone and delicate fleetness of finger."