Photo: Heikki Tuuli

Congratulations to Olli Mustonen and Steven Isserlis who have won Limelight’s Chamber Recording of the Year 2019. In this recording, Mustonen and Isserlis present a selection of Russian repertoire including cello sonatas by Shostakovich and Kabalevsky. Whilst the Shostakovich can be considered the centrepiece of this album, Limelight highlight Kabalevsky’s cello sonata in B Flat as “the album’s great revelation”.

“It’s a tribute to Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen that it’s hard to imagine more thoughtful, well-prepared performances. Yet this is also playing in which everything is “in the moment”. Every vivid emotion – passion, anguish, hysteria, vivacity, despair – makes it mark.” -Philip Sametz, Limelight.

Please click HERE for Limelight’s announcement of this winning recording.