- Dvorak & Faure
- (STARKER,JANOS & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA)
- Format: LP
- Features: 180 Gram Vinyl
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, made at London's Kingsway Hall in 1956, has become a highly collectable 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 recording was produced by the legendary Walter Legge and engineered by Robert Gooch & Michael Grafton-Green. This album was pressed on 180 gram vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. 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. Also features the original album artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.