Details

This anthology comes with a 96-page booklet containing the most details ever presented regarding composer, composition, instruments used, collaboration of all individuals, chamber groups, conductors and orchestras, dates of performances, locations, references and reviews.

 

THE ANTHOLOGY: 
Over 50 years of performances condensed into 30 compact discs with 246 compositions, 2200 minutes of music, 60 live performances and 120 reviews.

COMPOSERS:
From Purcell to contemporary composers of the 1970’s.

GENRES:
Traditional violin repertoire, chamber ensembles, orchestral solos, authentic gypsy and jazz.
“…his successful diversity of styles is not equalled by any other violinist.”  (James Creighton: Discopaedia of the Violin)

TECHNIQUE ON WQXR, NEW YORK: 
A review broadcast of 36 studies drawn from Sevcik, Mazas and Kreutzer to Paganini and Wieniawski:
“The first recording of its kind ever to appear.” (EMI)

UNACCOMPANIED REPERTOIRE: 
Bach, Pisendel, Papineau-Couture and Prokofiev among others.

CHAMBER MUSIC: 
The complete Beethoven sonatas with John Perry; major works of the
baroque, classical, impressionist and contemporary music in quartet, trio
and duo repertoire.
“This set is now my Beethoven Violin Sonata set of choice…”
(American Record Guide)

CONCERTMASTER SOLOS: 
From “The king of concertmasters.” (The Strad, London)

INSTRUMENTS: 
5 Strads, 4 Guarneri del Gesu; Guadagnini; Petrus Guarneri of Mantua and Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri; Maggini, Amati, Ruggieri, Goffriller and 3 contemporary luthiers.


COLLABORATORS: 
17 pianists, 3 harpsichordists, and 50 string and wind colleagues among whom Oskar Shumsky performs as the violist in the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante:
“It’s difficult to describe the solo or ensemble playing without a string of superlatives.” (Toronto Star)

CONCERTI: 
The 25 in this collection include such rarely performed works as the Walton, Schumann, Shostakovich, and the Vaughan Williams as well as premieres of the Tippett and a number of Canadian composers, six of whom dedicated their concerti to Staryk.
“He is today’s greatest Canadian-born violinist.” (Globe and Mail, Toronto)

ORCHESTRAS AND CONDUCTORS:
20 orchestras and 35 conductors including the following: The Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony (London), Royal Concertgebouw, Chicago Symphony, The Norddeutscher Rundfunk Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa, Scottish National.
“No violinist makes a purer sound.” (Chicago Daily Mail)

SOURCES:
Recorded live broadcasts, commercial studio recordings, direct-to-disc recordings, documentaries, telecasts, live performances, unreleased and discontinued recordings.
“Staryk mesmerizes from start to end.” (The Gazette, Montreal)

CREDITS:
Digital Remastering: Jeff Harris • Program Notes: Cam Trowsdale • Cover Design: Carol Cefalu • Narrative: Barbara Quan

Note: The Staryk Anthology is a limited edition intended for archival, research and study purposes. A list of music libraries to which pro-bono copies have been sent can be found here. The Staryk Anthology is a non-profit, non-commercial project.

Additional copies are available at cost.