Janos Starker - Dvorak And Faure - Susskind - Philharmonia Orchestra on 180g Import LP from Hi-Q Records
By the mid 1950s, the Hungarian cellist Janos Starker was already a legend and principal cellist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Fritz Reiner. EMI producer Walter Legge arranged for Starker to record all the essential works in his repertoire. This stereo recording of the Dvorak Concerto and Faure Elegie with conductor Walter Susskind and the Philharmonia Orchestra has become a highly collectible LP, here freshly minted from the original stereo masters.
Recorded in stereo on July 11, 12, 16-17, 1956 at Kingsway Hall in London, the performance was produced by the legendary Walter Legge and engineered by Robert Gooch and Michael Grafton-Green. This album was cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
The recording is pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. The jacket features the original album artwork.
Anton Dvorak / Gabriel Faure (composer)
Walter Susskind (conductor)
Janos Starker (cello)
The Philharmonia Orchestra
• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes
• Original album artwork
Janos Starker - Dvorak And Faure - Susskind - Philharmonia Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Dvorak - Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - First Movement: Allegro
2. Dvorak - Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Second Movement: Adagio ma non troppo
3. Dvorak - Third Movement: Finale: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo
4. Faure - Elegie, Op. 24