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János Starker, A Lesson In Music

A portrait of the hungarian cellist and teacher János Starker

János Starker, A Lesson In Music A portrait of the hungarian cellist and teacher János Starker

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Underneath the apparent aloofness of the Hungarian cellist János Starker, lies a profound sensitivity to music and a warm generosity.

His elegance springs from his deep sense of rigour and asceticism. Both in teaching and in performance he is extremely mindful of every aspect of playing: the position of the body, breath, movement and sound... His devotion to teaching provides the key to his philosophy and vision of music.

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Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
    • Courante
    • Gigue
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Variations on a theme from Handel
  • Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
  • Zoltán Kodály, Sonata for Cello Op. 8
  • Zoltán Kodály, Duo for Violin and Cello op. 7
  • William Walton, Concerto for Cello
  • Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
  • Gaspar Cassado, Concerto for Cello
  • Gaspar Cassado, Suite for Cello

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Étienne Blanchon
  • Production date: 2000
  • Duration: 51 min
  • Production: © ARTE France / ALTOMEDIA / Mezzo / France
  • Available version(s): EN

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