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Penguin Guide, January 2009

Dong-Suk Kang chooses some popular Scandinavian repertoire pieces, such as the charming Svendsen Romance in G, as makeweights. His version of the Concerto is very fine, though the slow movement could not with more tenderness as opposed to passion. There is splendid virtuosity and authoritative playing in the outer movements. The orchestral playing is very acceptable too. In the bargain basement, this enjoys a strong competitive advantage, but even if it were at full price it would feature quite high in the current lists.




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Dong-Suk Kang plays Svendsen’s once popular Romance in G without sentimentality but with full-hearted lyricism.  The balance places him a little too forward, but the recording is very satisfactory.




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Dong-Suk Kang plays the attractive Danses norvégiennes with great panache, character and effortless virtuosity, and delivers an equally impeccable performance of the earlier Air norvégien.




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Dong-Suk Kang plays Sinding’s Légende with great conviction and an effortless, songful virtuosity. It is by no means as appealing as the Halvorsen and Svendsen pieces but makes a good makeweight for an excellent collection in the lowest price range.



Hi-Fi News & Record Review, February 1991

"Sibellus' Violin concerto is technically formidable but Korean soloist Dong-Suk Kang negotiates it with ease and produces a strong and lithe performance ably supported by the CRS Symphony Orchestra under Adrian Leaper. A fine recording but I would recommend it even more highly if it included a second concerto rather than four pleasant, but musically slight, Norwegian violin rhapsodies."






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