Ilya Kaler is fully equal to Paganini’s once-devilish technical demands and the phrasing of warm Italianate melody. In every respect his technique is commandingly secure. Stephen Gunzenhauser is a sympathetic accompanist throughout, and the Polish Radio Orchestra play with suppleness and bring a sense of elegance and style to this music. There is no lack of dazzle in the fireworks, and no damp squibs here. With very good notes, this is an excellent example of a Naxos super-bargain at its best.
"This one is the best. The best ever, and by a long shot. There's just no contest. The recording, the accompaniment, everything is perfect... It's a piece of violinistic history. Buy it now, or repent"
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