Janos Starker: Milestones of a Legend | Documents 600408

Janos Starker: Milestones of a Legend

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600408

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 18th August 2017

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Twelve original albums from 1957 until 1962 feature the legendary Hungarian cellist Janos Starker in exceptional recordings such as the solo suites of Bach, concertos by Dvorak, Haydn, Boccherini and Schumann, Beethoven sonatas and many more. His musical accompanists and partners include Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Gerald Moore, Gyorgy Sebok, Ferenc Fricsay, Walter Susskind, Carlo Maria Giulini, Leon Pommers and others.

Hungarian cellist Janos Starker is one of the greatest musical personalities of the 20th century. He was accepted at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at the age of eleven, and was educated by teachers such as Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Bartok and Ernst von Dohnanyi. He had a superb technique, an exquisite tone, and his playing was as elegant as it was intense. This Documents compilation of 12 original albums on 10 CDs confirms all too clearly his standing as a virtuoso and artist. Of course, it includes Bachís Cello Suites - the first of Starkerís four recordings of these famous compositions, a must-have in any cello-loverís collection. Also included are Beethovenís Cello Sonatas with the congenial pianist Gyorgy Sebok from 1959, as well as concertos by Dvorak, Haydn, Boccherini, Schumann and Brahms. The collection is rounded off by the highly praised recital - a journey through music history of sorts - with Gerald Moore from 1958, as well as excursions into Italian baroque music and Spanish music of the 19th century. Kodalyís Cello Sonata and an arrangement for cello of the Horn Concerto in E flat major by Mozart are included as bonus recordings.

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