Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Max Bruch (1838-1920): Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Variations on Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Janos Starker, cello
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor
Recorded July 6, 7, and 10, 1962 (Dvorak & Bruch) and June 26-27, 1964 (Tchaikovsky) in Watford Town Hall, UK
Recording Director: Wilma Cozart (Dvorak & Bruch), Harold Lawrence (Tchaikovsky)
Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief Engineer & Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine (Dvorak & Bruch), Robert Eberenz (Tchaikovsky)
Associate Engineer: Robert Eberenz (Dvorak & Bruch)
DSD Transfer: Andrew Wedman
3-to-2 Mix: Mark Bucker assisted by Andreas Bruning
Original recordings made with three Schoeps M201 omni-directional microphones. Recorded on Westrex 3-track 35mm magnetic film recorders (Dvorak & Bruch) and Ampex 300 3-track half-inch tape recorders at 15 inches per second (Tchaikovsky). First-generation tapes were transferred to produce this high-definition download.
This prestigious Mercury Living Presence recording presents cello works by legendary composers, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch. The internationally acclaimed cellist Janos Starker is accompanied by conductor Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble performs the finest renditions of these classic concertos. These works are conveyed with authenticity and emotion, truly stunning in performance and in sound quality.