Tanya Anisimova

Cellist, Composer, Artist

Tanya Anisimova
Homage to Janos Starker

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starker cover Image previewJanos Starker became a hero of mine immediately after I heard his Kodaly Sonata Op.8.

I come from a tradition of a chocolate velvety Russian cello tone, with an obligatory use of vibrato, heavy volumes of sound, which may result in a less elegant and/or sophisticated color palette.

Upon listening to Mr. Starker, it dawned on me that one might be exceptionally expressive while using a lean and small sound. Later, listening to The Richard Strauss’ Last Four Songs sang by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, I had a very similar sensation.

When I learned of Starker’s passing, the first phrase of the present piece immediately popped up in my mind. The rest of the work came to me very easily. I might say the piece literally composed itself.

Later, after its premiere in July of 2013 at Buckley Moss Museum, in Virginia, I came to realize that somehow Starker’s Jewish-Russian roots and his early life in Hungary, as well as his virtuosity - had found their way into this work.

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