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Janos Starker plays concertos by Hindemith, Prokofiev, Rautavaara (rec. 1971-75) / Janos Starker, cello

Album Summary

>Hindemith, Paul : Concerto for Cello
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sinfonia Concertante for cello & orchestra in E minor, Op. 125
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Cello, Op. 41
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
Starker compels with his penetrating focus and rugged discipline.

The late János Starker was one of the greatest cellists of all time. The easygoing naturalness of his playing and lean, lively sound were particular hallmarks. A masterful chamber musician as well as an active concert soloist, he also premiered numerous works by contemporary composers. Among his numerous recordings are of course the favorite cello works of the Romantic period, but this CD shows Starker as a persuasive interpreter of major 20th c. cello concertos. This is the first time that Starker's recording of Einojuhani Rautavaara's Cello Concerto has appeared on CD.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
This is a classic release that should be in everyone's collection. This is great music, and Starker plays it with more effortless technical facility than anyone else I know of. He is musically fine, too, his lively tempos never destroying the basic sentiment of the music. When it comes to the concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928) Starker shows occasional signs of technical strain in the first movement. Otherwise, he is his usual polished self. The recordings of all of these works are well balanced and clear to the ear. Add it to my top choices in the Cello Overview (Mar/Apr 2009).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Funkstudio Stuttgart (01/14/1971); Hans-Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (01/14/1971); Funkstudio Stuttgart (02/06/1975); Hans-Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (02/06/1975); Funkstudio Stuttgart (08/16/1975); Hans-Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (08/16/1975).



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Works Details

>Hindemith, Paul : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: János Starker (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andreas von Lukacsy
  • Ensemble: SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart
  • Running Time: 23 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1940

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sinfonia Concertante for cello & orchestra in E minor, Op. 125
  • Performer: János Starker (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ernest Bour
  • Ensemble: SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
  • Running Time: 36 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1952

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Cello, Op. 41
  • Performer: János Starker (Cello)
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Ensemble: SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart
  • Running Time: 14 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1968