- Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1
- Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101)
Coupled together for the first time, Janos Starker's 1987 and 1991 recordings of Haydn's "Cello Concertos" are welcome back into circulation in this new and improved form. Originally available on discs with recordings of Haydn's "Symphonies" also by Gerard Schwarz and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Starker's performances were always strong, sensitive, vital, and vibrant with more elegance in the Adagios and more humor in the closing Allegros. But while Schwarz is a fluent and persuasive Haydn conductor in his "Symphonies," for listeners looking for a straight coupling of Haydn's "Cello Concertos" invariably looked elsewhere. Together for the first time, Starker's performances are unbeatable. Delos' early digital sound is clear but cool and a bit dry.