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Janos Starker Plays Hindemith, Prokofiev, Rautavaara

Hindemith / Prokofiev / Starker / Lukacsy / Bour
Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 94227   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Paul HindemithSergei ProkofievEinojuhani Rautavaara
Performer:  János Starker
Conductor:  Andreas von LukacsyErnest BourHerbert Blomstedt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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János Starker was one of the greatest cellists of all time. He died in 2013 at an advanced age, but was active as a teacher to the end. The easygoing naturalness of his playing and lean, lively sound were particular hallmarks of this master. Starker was known as a masterful chamber musician as well as being active as a soloist, but throughout his life, he premiered numerous works by contemporary composers as well. 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 cello concertos of the 20th century. This is the first time that Starker's recording of Einojuhani Rautavaara's Cello Concerto has appeared on CD. János Starker was one of the greatest cellists of all time. He died in 2013 at an advanced age, but was active as a teacher to the end. The easygoing naturalness of his playing and lean, lively sound were particular hallmarks of this master. Starker was known as a masterful chamber musician as well as being active as a soloist, but throughout his life, he premiered numerous works by contemporary composers as well. 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 cello concertos of the 20th century. This is the first time that Starker's recording of Einojuhani Rautavaara's Cello Concerto has appeared on CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Andreas von Lukacsy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1971 
Venue:  Funkstudio Stuttgart 
Length: 23 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Ernest Bour
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/16/1975 
Venue:  Hans-Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden 
Length: 36 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Cello Concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1968 
Date of Recording: 02/06/1975 
Venue:  Hans-Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden 
Length: 14 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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