Janos Starker Dvorak & Faure XRCD24
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Audiophile XRCD24 Mastered from the Original
Analogue EMI Master Tapes!
Can Be Enjoyed on Any CD Player!
By the mid 1950s, the Hungarian cellist Janos Starker (1924-2013) was already a
legend and principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Reiner. EMI
producer Walter Legge arranged for Starker to record all the essential works in
his repertoire and this stereo recording of the Dvorák concerto, made at
London's Kingsway Hall in 1956, has become a highly collectable album.
As the Telegraph obituary put it: 'Starker possessed a phenomenal technique. His
bow attacked the strings with both a ravishing intensity and a deep, biting
edge. He was equally startling to watch, his piercing black eyes glaring out
from beneath deep black eyebrows.' But he wasn't all scary – many a recital
programme involved him performing in short sleeves, puffing on a cigarette (he
smoked 60 a day) and sipping scotch, interspersed with sharing his low opinions
In the original October 1957 mono review in GRAMOPHONE:
"undeniably a great performance...Starker's playing is of great virtuosity
and often of great poetry...certainly among the leading recorded performances of
this wonderful concerto."
• Mastered from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes
• Superior Audiophile XRCD24
• XRCD24 is a standard "Red Book" CD and can be enjoyed on any CD player
Janos Starker, cello
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Walter Susskind, conductor
|Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
|Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
1. 1st Movement: Allegro
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio ma non troppo
3. 3rd Movement: Finale: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo
|Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
4. Elegie, Op. 24