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This is good

I really like the way Starker performs these concertos. He really knows how to play. During the fast parts of the pieces he never misses a note, and can play the lyrical sections with an intensity that shocks you. I am playing the Lalo right now, but cannot match the way he plays it. The first movement of the Lalo is especially impressive.

Not too bad

It seems to me that the piece is taken a little slower than normal, but still not bad. He plays all the notes, although he doesn't quite "attack" them as you'd expect. (Maybe it's just my taste, but some parts lacked ferocity to me where it really needed it.) Overall, not a waste of money, but there are still better recordings out there.

Shuman Cello Concerto

Best version of Schuman's masterpiece. Starker's own Cadenza adds the mystique.


Born: April 9, 1906 in Budapest, Hungary

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Most of us only think of the great Antal Dorati as a conductor, but this prominent Hungarian came from a family of musicians and started the study of music at the age of five, learning the cello a couple of years later and composition lessons beginning at 12; this in spite of the fact that he had already written several works, including three operas with original libretti, all of which he considered to be immature effords. His first composition teacher was Leo Weiner (1885-1960) who had a profound...
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Schumann, Lalo & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos, Antal Doráti
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1991

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