Analogphonic / Mercury - LP43062 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - SR90460 Mercury Living Presence
Mastered by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studio - Pressed at Pallas Germany
"Janos Starker Plays Italian Sonatas"
Works by Boccherini, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Valentini
In the 19th century. A number of virtuosos and teachers took it upon himself to arrange hundreds of sonatas and suites for cello, the violin or viola da gamba had been written in the previous century ... The service, which has been proved so cellist to expand the playable repertoire for them in such a way is invaluable. These works have since served in nearly all cello concertos as 'hors d'oeuvre'. I myself have always let me be guided by a strong propensity for technical perfection. But actually would apply that term to only when the stimulus dynamic Extreme or touching open sensibility higher einschätzte as the beauty of purity, simplicity and balance. This requires self-imposed mature discipline, respect for the overall concept of a work - and flawless execution.
- Janos Starker
"It often happens that an artist, in the opinion of an entire generation of his instrument from scratch dominated ... There was little doubt what Casals , Heifetz, Segovia or Landowska concerned. Today there is little doubt as to Janos Starker, who is a great champion on the cello, to a highly intelligent musician and a person of considerable strength. "
- Martin Meyer, Esquire
Janos Starker, cello
Stephen Swedish, piano
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
1. From Sonata in A Major
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
2. Sonata in E minor
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
3. Sonata in D minor
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
4. Sonata in D Major
Giovanni Valentini (1582-1649)
5. Sonata in E Major
Recorded June 6 & 7 1966 at Fine Recording Studio.