Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of the 3 LP box set Complete Suites For Unaccompanied Cello by Janos Starker, including the original obi.
We believe this set to be unplayed new old stock.
About this copy: This copy of Complete Suites For Unaccompanied Cello is a 1980 Japanese pressing on the Philips label of an album that was originally released in 1965.
The box is M-. The obi is VG with fading, but no tears. The insert is M-. The three original paper inner sleeves are M-.
The three discs are M- and appear to be unplayed. Beautiful discs!
A nearly perfect copy of an album that has long been sought out by both audiophiles and classical music collectors.
Background: Janos Starker (1924-2013) is widely considered to be one of the greatest cellists of all time.
His 1963-1965 recordings of Complete Suites For Unaccompanied Cello are regarded as definitive and are also an example of an exceptionally well-recorded album.
Original copies of the U.S. pressing of the album have sold for more than $2000.
For all his disclaimers, it’s widely agreed that Starker’s recorded performances of the Bach Suites are as close to definitive as any performance can be. The combination of musical intensity and beauty with his all but incomparable technique is irresistible. Arguably, only Feuermann achieved a comparable physical mastery of the cello, and on these Mercury recordings Starker was at the height of his technical powers. Starker’s style, in which expressiveness is abundant but all traces of schmaltz or gratuitous emotion are banished, suits the music of Bach perfectly.
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