A Retrospective: Vol. 2 Reviews

Fanfare Magazine recently featured Steven Staryk in their September issue. They had a LOT to say about the legend. The following are just a taste of what David Saemann of Fanfare had to say about Volume 2.

 

Volume 2 of this retrospective is one of the finest collections of short works for violin I know of.

 

They are marked by daredevil nonchalance of technique and a subtle, expressive rubato.

 

Staryk always suggests the vein of melancholy beneath the brilliant exterior of these works.

 

Lovely curious are two selections played with a gypsy band, one of which is inserted into its appropriate place in Pablo Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, to telling effect.