Now On 200g 45RPM 2LP For the First Time!
Antal Dorati conducts master cellist Janos Starker and the London Symphony Orchestra in a breathtaking performance recorded in July of 1962 at Wembley Town Hall, London of Antonín Dvorak's famous Cello Concerto and Max Bruch's composition for cello and orchestra Kol Nidrei. Analogue Productions presents the preeminent proceedings as a sonically stunning 200g 45rpm 2LP pressing for the first time!
Starker tackles this cello concerto with amazing confidence; technical difficulties encountered by others in its performance appear unknown to him. Tonal purity, even in the dreaded upper register and the cadenzas, remains unscathed, so that one can concentrate wholly on the meditative magic of the music. Starker certainly found worthy fellow musicians in Dorati and the LSO. 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 truly flourish.
Antonín Dvorak, composer
Max Bruch, composer
Antal Dorati, conductor
Janos Starker, cello
London Symphony Orchestra
- Cello Concerto - Allegro (Dvorak)
- Cello Concerto - Adagio Ma Non troppo (Dvorak)
- Cello Concerto - Final - Alelgro Moderato (Dvorak)
- Kol Nidrei for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 47 (Bruch)