Virko Baley's Parables and Reflections

I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the emotional depths of Virko Baley's pieces on this CD. The vivid characters he creates, and the great passions he injects are unrivaled in the existing bassoon repertoire...

- Kristin Wolfe Jensen

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH:

Krysa, Oleh

"Musician of the first rank." — The New York Times 

The Ukrainian-American violinist Oleh Krysa is long esteemed in the former USSR as a distinguished soloist, chamber musician and teacher. A prominent student of David Oistrakh, Oleh Krysa won major prizes in such international competitions as the Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky and Montreal, and was the outright winner of the Paganini Competition.

Oleh Krysa began his teaching career as chairman of the Violin Department at the Kiev Conservatory. In 1973 he took the same...

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