The outstanding success of Speakers Corner's release of Bach’s Cello Suites performed by Janos Starker encouraged them to follow this up with Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Starker tackles this concerto with amazing confidence. 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. Janos Starker has found worthy fellow musicians in Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra. 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.
"...Regardless of which performance you may love, nothing will come close to the sound Mercury has captured at Wembley with this recording. Originally a 35mm recording, Willem Makkee, utilizing Wilma Cozart Fine's 1960 two-track mix downs, has once again, delivered a recording we all should treasure, and in by far the best, readily available sound...Top Recommendation and a must own recording!" - Richard Foster, Hi-Fi+, Issue 40, www.hifiplus.com
Original Master Re-issues 180 gram vinyl from Speakers corner