On showcase this week is our extensive collection of recordings with violinist Ilya Kaler.
Winner of gold medals at three of the world’s most prestigious competitions – the Tchaikovsky in Moscow in 1986, the Sibelius in Helsinki in 1985, and the Paganini in Genoa in 1981 – Kaler is an exclusive Naxos artist. His concerts as well as recorded performances of works by Shostakovich, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schumann among other composers have earned him highest critical acclaim. Check out the latest release, 8.557981 Szymanowski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2.
Immerse yourself in Kaler’s sensuous sound – let the music captivate your senses.
“His technique is flawless, with playing that is not only brilliant but consistently beautiful tonally, and ideally clean in articulation with every note precisely placed... On every count this new issue makes a welcome addition to the growing Naxos catalogue”
– Gramophone on 8.550814 SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2