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A Retrospective, Vol. 10 / Staryk


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3507  
Composer:  Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven StarykAdela KotowskaJoseph Schwarz
Conductor:  Jean Deslauriers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio Canada Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Canadian violin virtuoso Steven Staryk began his musical education at the age of 7 at the Harbord Collegiate Institute. He went on to study with Albert Pratz at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and then in New York City. He is considered to be the leading Canadian-born violinist of his generation. In addition to being listed in The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, he also has won the Shevchenko Medal, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, an honorary doctorate of letters from Toronto’s York University, and arts awards from the Canada Council. He has also been a master teacher, and has taught at the Vancouver Academy of Music, the University of Vitoria, the University of Ottawa, the Read more University of Western Ontario, The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, and the University of Toronto. On this release, he performs the works of Wienawski. “Staryk is a phenomenon.” (Fanfare Magazine) “He is one of the great virtuoso violinists of our day.” (Records and Recordings London) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean Deslauriers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio Canada Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; St. Petersburg, Russ 
2.
Etudes-Caprices (8) for 2 Violins, Op. 18 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; St. Petersburg, Russ 
3.
L'école moderne, Op. 10: no 7, La cadenza by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
4.
L'école moderne, Op. 10: no 5 in E flat major "Caprice alla Saltarella" by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
5.
L'école moderne, Op. 10: no 1, Le Sautillé by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
6.
Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin), Adela Kotowska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Russia 
7.
Mazurkas (2), Op. 19: no 2 in D major "Le ménétrier" by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin), Adela Kotowska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; St. Petersburg, Russ 
8.
Légende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin), Adela Kotowska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; St. Petersburg, Russ 
9.
Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Steven Staryk (Violin), Joseph Schwarz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856 

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