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Janos Starker Celebration - Schubert & Boccherini


Release Date: 04/05/2005 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3344   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertLuigi Boccherini
Performer:  János StarkerSoovin KimKurt NikkanenKirsten Johnson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrate with Delos International the 80th Birthday of The King of Cellists: Janos Starker. This live performance by the legendary cellist and his guests was captured at the February 28, 2004 El Paso Pro Musica concet honoring Starker and featuring the Boccherini String Quintet in C Major and the Schubert String Quintet in C Major. These works have a long and loving history for Starker, and he and his colleagues artfully weave the dual perspectives of youthful vitality and deep introspection into vibrant performances. Both of these significant works also showcase the exceptional talents of world-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey who is als the head guest producer of this important release. Janos Starker handpicked this program, and it is no Read more accident that each piece features two cellos. Not only does this disc highlight Starker's talent and his beloved instrument, it also offers a symbolic passing of the torch to his younger colleagues and reveals his dedication to young talent. Given that Janos Starker is performing less frequently, each of his concerts is an experience to be cherished. His purity of expression, pristine virtuosity and artistic integrity result in a sound and style that is instantly recognizable. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Soovin Kim (Violin), Kurt Nikkanen (Violin),
Kirsten Johnson (Viola), Zuill Bailey (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, Op. 42 no 2/G 349 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Soovin Kim (Violin), Kurt Nikkanen (Violin),
Kirsten Johnson (Viola), Zuill Bailey (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Spain 

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