Hyperion is delighted to present the world's best-loved cello concerto performed by one of the world's best-loved cellists, Britain's national treasure, Steven Isserlis. This album puts Dvorak's B minor cello concerto in context, including not only the original ending, but also an orchestral version of the song Lasst mich allein, which is quoted in the concerto s second and third movements. Dvorak's first cello concerto, a little-known work from the composer's early period, is also included. This version (in its premiere recording) is by German composer Gunter Raphael, and is extensively rewritten from the composer's original. For this fascinating program of Dvorak's cello music, Isserlis is joined by his regular collaborators, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Daniel Harding.