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Janos Starker - The Mercury Living Presence Recordings

Starker,Janos
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002065602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachArcangelo CorelliPietro Antonio LocatelliGiuseppe Valentini,   ... 
Performer:  János StarkerGyörgy SebokStephen Swedish
Conductor:  Antal DorátiStanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of many celebrated artists on the Mercury Living Presence label, this box is a collection of some of the finest recordings made by the master cellist Janos Starker. His death last year prompted warm obituaries across the world’s press: “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.” The Daily Telegraph (UK)

A valuable cross-section of key cello works in distinguished performances. From Bach’s cornerstone solo suites, to some lesser known Italian Sonatas, the two classic Brahms sonatas, and three concertos by Schumann, Dvorak, Lalo and
Read more Saint-Saens. The accompanying booklet includes three separate elements – an overview on Starker’s contribution to recording, Starker’s own notes on recording and the original album essays.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1963 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Stephen Swedish (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer:  Stephen Swedish (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 10 in E major by Giuseppe Valentini
Performer:  Stephen Swedish (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/07/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in E minor, Op. 14 no 5/RV 40 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Stephen Swedish (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: Adagio by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Stephen Swedish (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/07/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: Allegro by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Stephen Swedish (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/07/1966 
Venue:  Studio A, Fine Recording, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
17.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
18.
Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
19.
Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
20.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
21.
Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Sz 88 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Budapest, Hungary 
22.
Wedding Dance, Op. 21 by Leó Weiner
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Hungary 
23.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
24.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
25.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
26.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  England 
Length: 38 Minutes 6 Secs. 
27.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1964 
Venue:  England 
Length: 15 Minutes 46 Secs. 
28.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  England 
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1962 
Venue:  Town Hall, Watford, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 34 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1962 
Venue:  Town Hall, Watford, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 55 Secs. 
31.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1964 
Venue:  Town Hall, Watford, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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