Martinú: Cello Sonatas.
Martinú: Cello Sonatas.
Rudolf Firkusny, Laurent Korcia, Janos Starker. Sonata for cello & piano No. 2, H. 286. 4. Allegro.
Franck; Rudolf Firkušný, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Claus Peter Flor. Leoš Janáček; Rudolf Firkušný. Martinů; János Starker, Rudolf Firkušný. Concerto for 2 Pianos, K. 365, 4-Hand Solo Piano Works, "Coronation" Concerto, K. 537. Mozart; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman, Rudolf Firkušný, Alan Weiss, Barry Snyder. Dvořák; Rudolf Firkušný, Ridge String Quartet.
Most recordings of Martin?’s cello sonatas contain only the three sonatas; here we have the added bonus of his two delightful sets of variations. I find all five compositions rewarding in every way: rhythmically, melodically, emotionally, in their formal structure, and as exemplary writing for the two instruments. The first was premiered by Pierre Fournier and Rudolf Firkušný in Paris in 1939 and is the most angular sounding, severe at times, with neobaroque underpinnings, and a fiery finale. Firkušný’s recording of the three sonatas with János Starker is a good one, though Paul Watkins achieves more variety of sound than Starker.
Rudolf Firkušný (Czech: ; 11 February 1912 – 19 July 1994) was a Czech-born, Czech-American classical pianist. Born in Moravian town Napajedla, Firkušný started his musical studies with the composers Leoš Janáček and Josef Suk, and the pianist Vilém Kurz. Later he studied with the legendary pianists Alfred Cortot and Artur Schnabel. He began performing on the continent of Europe in the 1920s, and made his debuts in London in 1933 and New York in 1938.
Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Sonatas 1 2 3 - Janos Starker, Rudolf Firkusny. These cello sonatas are very exciting to listen to! However, they do not make good background music when trying to have a discussion with one's spouse or when talking on the phone. Best to listen to this music when you will not be interrupted with conversation, but definitely worth adding to the music collection.
Artists János Starker Cello Sonatas. Cello Sonatas János Starker. This album has an average beat per minute of 60 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 60/60 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Cello Sonatas. Janos Starker plays Chopin, Mendelssohn, Martinu, Debussy, Bartok, Weiner. Brahms: Sonatas for Piano & Cello, Schumann: Adagio & Allegro. Starker plays Kodaly. Symphony no. 3, Kaddish for Cello and Orchestra, Romeo & Juliet, Psalm /.
Janos Starker, Rudolf Firkušný. Martinů, Cello Sonata No. 286 (1941): 3. Allegro comodo. Rudolf Firkušný, piano Janos Starker, cello.