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Classical - Released April 24, 2007 | Naxos

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or / Arte - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
If you're looking for a single disc coupling the two violin concertos of twentieth century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, this 2006 disc by violinist Ilya Kaler accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic under Antoni Wit is a real bargin. While there are half a dozen other couplings of the two works available -- including Thomas Zehetmair's 1995 recording with Simon Rattle leading the City of Birmingham Symphony, Konstantly Kulka's 1978 recording with Jerzy Maksymiuk leading the Polish Radio Symphony, and Kaja Danczowska's 1996 recording with Kazimierz Kord leading the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra -- this recording has several distinct virtues. First, soloist Kaler is a spectacular virtuoso with an innate understanding of Szymanowski's unique brand of lyrical modernism. Second, Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic provide him with a first-class accompaniment full of brilliant colors, vivacious rhythms, and the kind of supple sensuality that was Szymanowski's trademark. Third, Naxos' sound, recorded in Warsaw by producers Andrzej Sasin and Aleksandra Nagòrko, is clear, deep, and very atmospheric. Fourth, Naxos' price places this disc within the reach of almost any collector. © TiVo
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Classical - Released June 11, 1993 | Naxos

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Classical - Released April 29, 2008 | Naxos

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Classical - Released March 6, 2012 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - Released April 1, 2014 | Naxos

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Classical - Released February 27, 2007 | Naxos

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For many listeners, violinist Ilya Kaler is likely to be one of the best violinists they've never heard of. Although he has made several successful recordings on the Naxos label, the majority of his career has been spent in other endeavors. Most notably, he has been a gold medal winner in the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Paganini competitions. Kaler is also an extremely active concertizer and educator, holding positions at the Eastman and Indiana schools of music. The axiom that those who can, do, and those who can't, teach, is thrown quickly to the wind with Kaler. The present recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Dmitry Yablonsky and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra is quite exceptional. Kaler's sound is robust across the range of his instrument, but the lower register is particularly velvety and sensual. His attention to dynamics is captivating, with pianos almost impossibly soft and fortes that are powerful without ever being forced. Pacing and nuance of rhythm in the second movement are enchanting. The third movement, while not quite as sprightly as the fiendish tempo set by Joshua Bell, is still quite crisp and exciting. The orchestral accompaniment is equally as sensitive, dynamic, and well-rehearsed as Kaler's own playing. This is absolutely an album to check out for anyone unfamiliar with this unsung virtuoso. © TiVo
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Symphonic Music - Released August 6, 2000 | Naxos

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Classical - Released July 27, 1993 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - Released March 8, 2002 | Naxos

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Classical - Released February 5, 2004 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - Released September 8, 2017 | Naxos

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Classical - Released April 17, 2006 | Milken Family Foundation

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Chamber Music - Released May 20, 1997 | Naxos

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Violin Concertos - Released April 19, 1997 | Naxos

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Classical - Released March 12, 2013 | Naxos Special Projects

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Classical - Released September 30, 2008 | Naxos

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Classical - Released January 1, 2007 | Naxos

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Chamber Music - Released April 12, 1994 | Naxos

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Classical - Released November 10, 1994 | Naxos