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Leonidas Kavakos discusses 'Virtuoso' with ClassicalFM 91 Toledo

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Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Leonidas Kavakos, one of the world's finest violinists, showcases virtuoso works for the violin on his latest Decca album. Included are some of the most exciting and challenging violin works ever written, alongside beautiful, lyrical encores, all of it, displaying a formidable technique to stunning effect. Kavakos is heard here at his very best; his unique style stealing the show in a dazzling, wide-ranging program. The album features the devilish and highly demanding violin writing of Italian Paganini alongside the Spanish influences of De Falla and Tarrega, the Czech allure of Dvorak, the elegance of Britten and Elgar, and the Russian spirit of Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.  All the works recorded here are associated with great players of the past, but are also still very much a part of the modern virtuoso's repertoire.

Kavakos talks to WGTE: Toledo OH , Brad Cresswell about the recording. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW