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Ilya Kaler, Violin

by Ilya Kaler

20th-century masterpieces for solo violin. Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist Ilya Kaler. "A magician...recorded sound of stunning realism...so beautiful it makes you ache...You will never hear the violin played more perfectly." —American Record Guide
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1. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 27 No. 2: 1. Obsession
2:24 album only
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2. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 27 No. 2: 2. Malinconia
3:41 album only
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3. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 27 No. 2: 3. Danse Des Ombres
4:16 album only
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4. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 27 No. 2: 4. Les Furies
2:48 album only
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5. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1: 1. Sehr lebhafte Achtel
1:58 album only
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6. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1: 2. Sehr langsame Viertel
4:51 album only
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7. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1: 3. Sehr lebhafte Viertel
1:59 album only
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8. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1: 4. Intermezzo, Lied: Ruhig bewegte Achtel
3:13 album only
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9. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1: 5. Prestissimo
1:51 album only
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10. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 2: 1. Leicht bewegte Viertel
2:43 album only
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11. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 2: 2. Ruhig bewegte Achtel
2:57 album only
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12. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 2: 3. Gemächliche Viertel
1:20 album only
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13. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 2: 4. Fünf Variationen über das Lied „Komm, lieber Mai“ von Mozart
4:01 album only
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14. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 115: 1. Moderato
5:03 album only
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15. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 115: 2. Theme and Variations
3:43 album only
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16. Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 115: 3. Con brio
3:45 album only
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17. Sonatina No. 5 for Violin Solo, Op. 32 No. 1: 1. Allegro espressivo
3:59 album only
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18. Sonatina No. 5 for Violin Solo, Op. 32 No. 1: 2. Allegro
3:39 album only
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19. Partita for Violin Solo: 1. Prelude
1:09 album only
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20. Partita for Violin Solo: 2. Scherzo
1:35 album only
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21. Partita for Violin Solo: 3. Grave
2:47 album only
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22. Partita for Violin Solo: 4. Toccata
1:22 album only
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23. Partita for Violin Solo: 5. Postlude
1:49 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
TRACK LISTING

EUGÈNE YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 27 No. 2 (1923)
1. Obsession
2. Malinconia
3. Danse des Ombres
4. Les Furies

PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 1 (1924)
1. Sehr lebhafte Achtel
2. Sehr langsame Viertel
3. Sehr lebhafte Viertel
4. Intermezzo, Lied: Ruhig bewegte Achtel
5. Prestissimo

Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 31 No. 2 (1924)
1. Leicht bewegte Viertel
2. Ruhig bewegte Achtel
3. Gemächliche Viertel
4. Fünf Variationen über das Lied "Komm, lieber Mai" von Mozart

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Sonata for Violin Solo, Op. 115 (1947)
1. Moderato
2. Theme and Variations
3. Con brio

JEAN MARTINON (1910-1976)
Sonatina No. 5 for Violin Solo, Op. 32 No. 1 (1942)
1. Allegro espressivo
2. Allegro

VYTAUTAS BARKAUSKAS (b. 1931)
Partita for Violin Solo (1967)
1. Prelude
2. Scherzo
3. Grave
4. Toccata
5. Postlude

ILYA KALER is one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, whose career ranges from that of a soloist and recording artist to chamber musician and professor.

Mr. Kaler earned rave reviews for his solo appearances with such distinguished orchestras throughout the world as the Leningrad, Moscow and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestras, Montreal Symphony, Danish and Berlin Radio Orchestras, Moscow and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, as well as many of the major American orchestras. Kaler collaborated with a number of outstanding conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Dmitry Kitayenko, Mariss Jansons and Jerzy Semkow. His solo recitals have taken him throughout the five continents.

Kaler also performed at many concert venues around the world as a member of The Tempest Trio with cellist Amit Peled and pianist Alon Goldstein. The trio had recently recorded their debut CD for Naxos record company which features complete set of piano trios by Antonin Dvorak.

Kaler's orchestral career includes guest Concertmaster appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony and Baltimore Symphony, as well as tours with the World Orchestra for Peace under the direction of Valery Gergiev. He held Concertmaster positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, NY and the Lake Forest Symphony, IL.

One of the most sought-after teachers in the world, Kaler held Professor of Violin positions at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, IN. Kaler currently serves as Professor of Violin at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago. He frequently serves as a jury member at international violin competitions throughout the world.

Ilya Kaler received his education at the Moscow Central Music School under Zinaida Gilels and at the Moscow State Conservatory under Leonid Kogan and Victor Tretyakov. Further influence and inspiration came from his long-time mentor, fine violinist and teacher Abram Shtern.

Kaler is a Gold Medal winner at three of the world’s prestigious international violin competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981).

Other highly acclaimed albums include his recording of the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time on Ongaku Records and Naxos recordings of Sonatas by Schumann and Brahms, Concertos by Paganini, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak, Glazunov, Szymanowski, Karlowicz, as well as Taneyev Suite, Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo and Ysaye's Six Sonatas for Violin Solo.

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