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Elgar, Walton: Cello Concertos; Delius / Starker, Slatkin


Release Date: 05/15/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 61695   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarFrederick DeliusSir William Walton
Performer:  János Starker
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.122) - "...Starker plays with marvelous control and virtuosity, leaving him free to make the most of the music....Slatkin follows him beautifully, and the orchestra is terrifyingly uncompromising in their response..."
BBC Music (4/98, p.73) - Performance: 3 (out of 5), Sound: 3 (out of 5) - "...The opening flourishes [of the Elgar] are perfectly played but alarmingly matter-of-fact....Slatkin makes the most of the colourful and often lush scoring [of the Walton]..."
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.122) - "...Starker plays with marvelous control and virtuosity, leaving him free to make the most of the music....Slatkin follows him beautifully, and the orchestra is terrifyingly uncompromising in their response..."
BBC Music (4/98, p.73) - Performance: 3 (out of 5), Sound: 3 (out of 5) - "...The opening flourishes [of the Elgar] are perfectly played but alarmingly matter-of-fact....Slatkin makes the most of the colourful and often lush scoring [of the Walton]..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
2.
Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra by Frederick Delius
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
3.
Concerto for Cello by Sir William Walton
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1974; England 

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