This is a must have recording of all three works on this disc. I have had the pleasure of playing chamber music with Mr. Kaler and it was immediately obvious what an exceptional instrumentalist and musician he his. Other than that, I have no other conflict of interest in writing this review.
His Glazunov is spectacular and rivaled only by Heifetz in terms of technical brillance, while at the time being extraordinarily musical and expressive. The Dvorak selections are magnificently played. For myself, I slightly prefer the Suk recordings, especially of the Romanza, just as a matter of personal taste, which tend to emphasize more the lyrical and expressive aspects of these pieces, but there is much warmth and virtuosic sparkle here, as required, to more than amply satisfy.
The quality of the recording is WELL above average in terms of tonality and sound staging. Occasionally, the orchestral playing swamps the soloist, but it is in places where it is not truly objectionable on a musical basis, and does not detract from the overall impact of the performances. Generally, the balance between orchestra and soloist is exemplary.
It is unfortunate that a musician of this stature has not been able to break into the first tier of touring artists on the US concert stage, with appropriate name recognition, and it is clear that there is far more involved in that aspect than merely possessing top flight artistic and instrumental qualifications. Please do not be dissuaded by the bargain price for this CD, for it is in no way "bargain basement" in overall quality, In fact, I would say just exactly the opposite of same.