David Starobin – Favorite Tracks, Vol. 2: 20th Century Classics with Guitar


David Starobin, called by Soundboard Magazine “arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the twentieth century” is heard on a CD of his favorite recordings of twentieth century music. Consisting of solo, chamber and vocal works with guitar, “Favorite Tracks, Vol. 2″ offers newly remastered performances of the Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso’s recordings made between 1976 and 1997. Featured on this disc are three works by Elliott Carter, and three performances with Starobin’s long time duo partner, the baritone, Patrick Mason. The wide-ranging disc presents rarities including Sándor Jemnitz’s sparkling Trio, Op. 33 (1932), and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday Song Set, a work drawn by orchestrator, Michael Starobin, and composer Sondheim, from their Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show, “Sunday in the Park with George.”


Mario Lavista: Natarayah (1997)

Elliott Carter: Three Poems of Robert Frost (1942-4),

Patrick Mason, baritone

Speculum Musicae, David Starobin, conductor

Elliott Carter: Changes (1983)

David Starobin, guitar

Elliott Carter: Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred (1938)

Rosalind Rees, soprano; David Starobin, guitar;

Hans Werner Henze: Carrilon, Récitatif, Masque (1974)

Peter Press, mandolin; David Starobin, guitar

Susan Jolles, harp

Stephen Sondheim: Sunday Song Set

(arr. Michael Starobin)

Patrick Mason, baritone; David Starobin, guitar

Michael Starobin: Chase (1987)

David Starobin, guitar

Humphrey Searle: Two Practical Cats (1953)

Patrick Mason, baritone

Susan Palma Nide, flute/piccolo

David Starobin, guitar, Timothy Eddy, cello

Sándor Jemnitz: Trio, Op. 33 (1932)

David Starobin, guitar; Benjamin Hudson, violin Kim Kashkashian, viola