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Janos Starker, Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms, Schumann


Release Date: 12/28/2011 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 61562   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsRobert Schumann
Performer:  János StarkerRudolf Buchbinder
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At age 68, Starker's sheer beauty of sound and dignified naturalness of phrasing are more refined than ever.

Brahms’s two cello sonatas provide the instrument with some of its most serious chamber music and thus a window on an artist’s maturity... Starker, though 68 at the time of his recording, is still articulate as only those with an exceptional technique can be and, if anything, the sheer beauty of his sound and the dignified naturalness of his phrasing are now even more refined... Starker certainly has the tools: a Goffriller cello, excellent recording quality and a magnificent pianist in Rudolf Buchbinder... [Schumann's] Adagio and Allegro in Starker’s hands has never seen so jubilant a storm – Eusebius and
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Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Helen Wallace, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Reitstadl, Neumarkt, Germany 
Length: 26 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Reitstadl, Neumarkt, Germany 
Length: 28 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3. Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Reitstadl, Neumarkt, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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