Genre: Classical
Composer: Dvorak, Bruch
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Janos Starker Dvorak & Bruch 180g LP

Janos Starker

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Cellist Janos Starker is backed by The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati for these 1960's performances of music by Dvorak, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky.

Janos Starker has found worthy fellow musicians in Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra. The conductor and soloist set a benchmark in how to work together as a team in concert in that it is less the often-lamented emulation than the interpretation, which stands in the foreground in this performance. Rather, the two protagonists commit themselves to a chamber-music-like reading, which is distinguished by the dynamically moderate intonation of the orchestra and the slender tone of the soloist throughout. An ever-welcome encore is found on side two with Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, performed with verve and a good portion of romantic, melting sweetness, which allows this evergreen to flourish.

"Why on earth didn't I know that a person could write a violoncello concerto like this? If I had known, I would have written one long ago." These words were spoken after a first examination of the new Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak. The speaker was no less than Johannes Brahms, Dvorak's long-time friend and champion, who seemed to have forgotten for the moment that he himself had only recently completed the magnificent Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra.

Brahms was not the only composer who realized the many problems involved in writing a work for cello and orchestra. Although the cello has an exceptionally wide range, its more easily accessible notes lie well below the normal melodic surface of the orchestra, making it difficult to penetrate a heavy fabric of orchestral accompaniment. Besides, while a good player can perform great feats of virtuosity on the instrument, it still lacks the exciting tonal brilliance of the violin. Perhaps that is why so few really fine compositions for cello exist in the concerto literature. Of these, performers and listeners alike are in general agreement that the Dvorak Concerto belongs in the very front rank - many say at the top of the list.

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Janos Starker, cello
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor

Side A:
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

1. Allegro
2. Adagio ma non troppo
Side B:
Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

1. Finale (Allegro moderato)

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
2. Kol Nidrei, Op.47

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