Part of what makes this particular recording so rewarding is the program. Was that a major impetus behind the project for you, or was there a particular work you wanted to showcase? 

The Kabalevsky sonata is a fairly recent acquisition for us, but it’s one that Olli Mustonen and I both love. We’re so enthusiastic about it – it’s a fantastic piece.

Steven Isserlis Steven Isserlis. Photo © Satoshi Aoyagi

Kabalevsky is such an unknown,...

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