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David Starobin - Favorite Tracks Vol 2 - 20th Century Classics


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9292   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mario LavistaElliott CarterMichael StarobinHumphrey Searle,   ... 
Performer:  David StarobinSusan JollesPeter PressPatrick Mason,   ... 
Conductor:  David Starobin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Starobin, called by Soundboard Magazine "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the twentieth century" is heard on a CD of his favorite recordings of twentieth century music. Consisting of solo, chamber and vocal works with guitar, "Favorite Tracks, Vol. 2" offers newly remastered performances of the Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso's recordings made between 1976 and 1997. Featured on this disc are three works by Elliott Carter, and three performances with Starobin's long time duo partner, the baritone, Patrick Mason. The wide-ranging disc presents rarities including Sándor Jemnitz's sparkling Trio, Op. 33 (1932), and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday Song Set, a work drawn by orchestrator, Read more Michael Starobin, and composer Sondheim, from their Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway show, Sunday in the Park with George. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Natarayah by Mario Lavista
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Mexico 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Changes by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Susan Jolles (Harp), Peter Press (Mandolin), David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Tell me where is fancy bred by Elliott Carter
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar), Patrick Mason (Baritone), Rosalind Rees (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4.
Chase for Amplified Guitar and Computer-generated Tape by Michael Starobin
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Two Practical Cats for Narrator, Flute/Piccolo, Guitar and Cello by Humphrey Searle
Performer:  Susan Palma (Piccolo), Timothy Eddy (Cello), David Starobin (Guitar),
Susan Palma (Flute), Patrick Mason (Spoken Vocals)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Three Poems of Robert Frost: Dust of Snow by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Patrick Mason (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Starobin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7.
Three Poems of Robert Frost: The Rose Family by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Patrick Mason (Baritone), David Starobin (Guitar)
Conductor:  David Starobin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Three Poems of Robert Frost: The Line Gang by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Rosalind Rees (Soprano), Patrick Mason (Baritone), David Starobin (Guitar)
Conductor:  David Starobin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Carillon, Récitatif, Masque: Carillon by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Peter Press (Mandolin), David Starobin (Guitar), Susan Jolles (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10.
Carillon, Récitatif, Masque: Récitatif by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar), Patrick Mason (Baritone), Susan Palma (Piccolo),
Peter Press (Mandolin), Timothy Eddy (Cello), Susan Jolles (Harp),
Susan Palma (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11.
Carillon, Récitatif, Masque: Masque by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Susan Jolles (Harp), David Starobin (Guitar),
Peter Press (Mandolin), Benjamin Hudson (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
12.
Sunday Song Set by Stephen Sondheim
Performer:  Patrick Mason (Baritone), David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
13.
Trio for Violin, Viola and Guitar, Op. 33 by Sándor Jemnitz
Performer:  Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Benjamin Hudson (Violin), David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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