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May 2013

'Having gone to some length to establish the pedigree of the music on this recording, I must now observe that, in the words of the famous advertising campaign for Levy’s real Jewish Rye, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy it... Violinist Gil seems to have an unquenchable thirst when it comes to learning new repertoire. Thus, each time he adds to his repertoire, he establishes a rhetoric for his performance that presents the novelty of the situation in a context informed by familiarity with the past. Thus, this new recording offers much by way of novelty but always in a context that one accepts as part of performing the repertoire of chamber music for violin and piano. The experience is accessible, rather than antagonistic; and, as a result, this recording is a real delight.'

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Photo of the news
May 2013

'Having gone to some length to establish the pedigree of the music on this recording, I must now observe that, in the words of the famous advertising campaign for Levy’s real Jewish Rye, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy it... Violinist Gil seems to have an unquenchable thirst when it comes to learning new repertoire. Thus, each time he adds to his repertoire, he establishes a rhetoric for his performance that presents the novelty of the situation in a context informed by familiarity with the past. Thus, this new recording offers much by way of novelty but always in a context that one accepts as part of performing the repertoire of chamber music for violin and piano. The experience is accessible, rather than antagonistic; and, as a result, this recording is a real delight.'

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