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The World of Music According to Starker - Janos Starker

The World of Music According to Starker

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Published: 1st October 2004
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"Few cello players currently before the public have enjoyed the kind of international success in all conceivable musical career roles as Janos Starker. In his lifetime, Starker has gained renown as teacher, soloist and orchestra player." -- Chicago Tribune

"Starker...remains one of the wonders of the musical world, an artist who finds innumerable ways to shape and color lines." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Starker is not just a cellist. He is widely recognized as one of the finest of the last 50 years." -- Indianapolis Star

"Starker emerges here as the rare artist who respects the past but lives enthusiastically in the present... Essential. All readers; all levels." -- Choice

Janos Starker is universally acknowledged as one of the world's great musicians. Known for a flawless technique paired with expressive playing and interpretation, the Hungarian-born cellist is arguably also the premier teacher of his instrument in our time. String players flock to his masterclasses from all over the world, and cellists compete vigorously to study under him at the Indiana University School of Music. More than the consummate musician, however, Starker is also a raconteur and writer, occasionally quirky and droll, always witty and with a pointed opinion to share.

The World of Music According to Starker is a colorful autobiography spanning the author's fascinating life. From his early musical education during World War II in Hungary, to his world tours, educational philosophy, and recording and pedagogical legacy, Starker takes the reader on a riveting, entertaining, and informative journey. Included in the book are several of Starker's short stories and commentaries on world events, academia, and -- of course -- music that have appeared in newspapers, music periodicals, and trade magazines.

Also includes a bonus CD recording of Starker's last public recital, which is unavailable commercially and includes his only recording of the Strauss Sonata in F, Opus 6.

Included on the CD: Richard Strauss, Sonata in F, Opus 6Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata in C major, Opus 102 no. 1Johannes Brahms, Sonata in E minor, Opus 38Franz Schubert, Sonatina in D, Opus 137 no. 1 (Starker edition)

"Few cello players currently before the public have enjoyed the kind of international success in all conceivable musical career roles as Janos Starker. In his lifetime, Starker has gained renown as teacher, soloist and orchestra player." --Chicago Tribune "Starker ...remains one of the wonders of the musical world, an artist who finds innumerable ways to shape and color lines." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "Starker is not just a cellist. He is widely recognized as one of the finest of the last 50 years." --Indianapolis Star

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prelude: Scotch and Sodap. 1
Anacrusis: The Autobiography of a Stomachp. 5
Hungaryp. 10
I Have a Dreamp. 32
Romania, Austria, and Switzerlandp. 35
Cellosp. 40
"Mozart Meter"--A Storyp. 56
Francep. 81
In Defense of Dilettantismp. 86
United States of America: Dallas and New Yorkp. 96
A Soft Pitch for the Pitp. 104
"The Wrath of Grapes"--A Storyp. 122
Chicagop. 127
Thanks for Missing Mep. 132
Take One, Take Ninep. 143
The African Adventures of Lord Aylesfordp. 158
Bloomington Thenp. 177
The Saga of the Starker Bridgep. 192
Concert Hazards in Spainp. 195
"L'art pour l'art: Waldo Caper, 1926-1960"--A Storyp. 204
Bloomington Nowp. 215
On Bobby Knight and Hoosiersp. 219
Twilight at Tiffany'sp. 244
Epilogue: Codap. 257
Postlude: That Room at the Topp. 261
"An Organized Method of String Playing"p. 269
List of Recordings, 1947-1999p. 293
List of Music Publicationsp. 327
List of Chevalier du Violoncelle and Grande Dame du Violoncelle Certificate Awardsp. 330
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780253344526
ISBN-10: 0253344522
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.05