Ovation: The one outstanding twentieth-century chamber disc is of Kodaly’s Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, superbly played by Janos Starker.

Robin Golding, Gramophone: Perhaps the one that impressed me most is a magisterial account by Janos Starker of the magnificent Sonata for solo cello by Kodaly, coupled with an equally fine performance of Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello, in which Starker is joined by the legendary Joseph Gingold.

Ivan March, Gramophone: Ever since I can remember, the famous Solo Cello Sonata, Op. 8 of Kodaly, the only work in this genre comparable with the Cello Suites of Bach (and I am not forgetting Britten), has been synonymous with the name of Janos Starker, who has recorded it more than once (his most recent version is available here), and with the composer’s accolade.

Bottermund-Starker: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Kodaly: Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 8; Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

Janos Starker, cello
Josef Gingold, violin