János Starker 1924–2013

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The legendary cellist once told The Strad, 'You're supposed to play music – you're not supposed to work. You have to approach instrumental playing with all the power that's available but use as little as is necessary.' Watch this video of Kodály's Solo Cello Sonata and you'll see him practising ...

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