ClassicsToday.com "Kaplan is at the top of his form"
style, he seems to me to combine the best of the Italian and German approaches
to violin playing...extraordinary lyricism...This is a great recording, plain
"...a stunning solo performance"
Coast Today "...a
musical experience unexpectedly fresh and new."
Herald Times "His
Herald Times [double concerto]
"Mark Kaplan was one of the orchestra's
major finds, weaving through Bartok's Second Violin Concerto. Kaplan's
pliant, free-ranging lines were a unifying force through a diverse
score. Whether in tranquil duet with the woodwinds or moving from
mysterious quarter-tones to blazing cadenza, this soloist could not be
fazed...A winning encore of Bach's Gavotte en Rondeau, immaculately
styled, was a refreshing sorbet after such a testing and rewarding
New Zealand Herald
"His soulful playing of passionate gypsy-like melodies, devilishly
rapid runs and attenuated treble notes of ethereal purity and grace
revealed the concerto's beauty and its musical integrity."
South Coast Today