The Britten Weekend festivities continue with a performance by dazzling duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason that includes Britten's enduring Cello Sonata.

This concert showcases Britten's Cello Sonata in C major; paired with the Sonata in D minor by Shostakovich – the man who inspired Britten to write for cello, and whose influence can be clearly heard in the younger composer's work.

Brother and sister duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason are in demand across the globe, as both soloists and chamber musicians. They have toured and recorded extensively as a duo, demonstrating their musical empathy and rapport, alongside breathtaking individual virtuosity.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

J.S. Bach:
Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (21’)
Britten:
Cello Sonata in C, Op.65 (20’)
Sofia Gubaidulina:
Chaconne for piano (9’)
Shostakovich:
Cello Sonata in D minor Op.40 (25’)

Main image: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason © Decca Records


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