Vocal Works

Robert Starer (composer)

Catalog #: TROY0151
Release Date: March 1, 1995
Format: Digital

Robert Starer was born in Vienna in 1924. He entered the State Academy at age 13. Soon after Hitler's annexation of Austria in 1938, he went to Jerusalem and continued his studies at the Palestine Conservatory. During World War II, he served with the British Royal Air Force. In 1947, he came to New York City for post-graduate study at Juilliard. He also studied with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in 1948. In 1957, he became an American citizen. He taught at Juilliard from 1949 to 1974 and at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1963-1991. In 1994, he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His book, Continuo: A Life in Music was published by Random House in 1987. His complete works for solo piano have recently been published in one volume. In 1986, Itzhak Perlman recorded his Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa. This disc offers a selection of Mr. Starer's chamber works for voice and various instruments.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Remembering Felix Robert Starer Robert Lurtsema, narrator, Harry Clark, cello, Sandra Schuldmann, piano
To Think of Time Robert Starer Ann Keri Donaldson, soprano, Mariani String Quartet
Night Thoughts Robert Starer Theresa Santiago, soprano, Jennifer Hines, mezzo, Anthony Griffey, tenor, Neil Michaels, baritone, Adelaide Roberts, Edgar Roberts, piano

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