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Mon 20 Mar 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

Hayley Pullen
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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

It demands great skills from the soloists, so who better to perform it than British cello legend Steven Isserlis, under the careful guidance of Haydn expert Ádám Fischer. Then enjoy Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, made famous all over again as the soundtrack to Colin Firth’s eve of war address to Britain in the film The King’s Speech.

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Look! No Conductor! – Artists in conversation.

Wed 20 Jun 2012

Aftershow event with Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin and Isabelle Faust

Back on 3 and 4 May in London and Bristol we had a slightly unusual concert – one with no conductor. Each of the three pieces on the programme was instead directed by one or more of the guest soloists; Robert Levin, Isabelle Faust and Steven Isserlis.

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Look! No Conductor! Audience Reaction

Fri 18 May 2012

Look! No Conductor! Audience Reaction

A couple of weeks ago we teamed up with soloists Steven Isserlis, Isabelle Faust and Robert Levin for a concert where each of them directed a piece each, with no conductor involved. Here’s what the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall thought of it – we particularly like the ‘almost like a jazz band’ comment!

After the show the three soloists joined the audience out in the bar for a lively Aftershow talk and Q+A – which we got on camera, so we’ll be posting that soon too.

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Look! No Conductor! Reviews

Tue 8 May 2012

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Here are a couple of reviews from our Look! No Conductor! concerts in London and Bristol last week, with soloists Steven Isserlis, Isabelle Faust and Robert Levin.

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Look! No Conductor!: Listen again

Fri 4 May 2012

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Our conductor-less performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall last night was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and is now available to listen to on BBC iPlayer until next Thursday 10 May. Enjoy!

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