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.