Violin virtuoso Volodja Balzalorsky received excellent reviews in Fanfare magazine for his Live CD collection.
The full reviews by Robert Maxham that were originally published in Fanfare Magazine are reproduced below.
FANFARE REVIEW: VOLODJA BALZALORSKY’S LIVE COLLECTION VOL. 1 AND 4
Two of the releases in Cantabel’s “Live Collection” series present the duo of Slovenian violinist Volodja Balzalorsky and German pianist Christoph Theiler in identical programs, one in Vienna on March 7, 1996, and the other in Rogaska in September 1995. In JanáÄek’s sonata, the Vienna performances of the first two movements each ran 10 seconds longer than those at Rogaška. Similarly, the first and last movements of Grieg’s sonata both took about 44 seconds longer in Vienna than did the corresponding performances in Rogaška, while the timings for the other movements and the entire Brahms sonata differed by only a few seconds, respectively. Yet the generally slower tempos in Vienna seem consistent enough to deserve notice.
Fanfare Review – CD VOLODJA BALZALORSKY LIVE IN CONCERT VOL. 2: LIVE IN BELGRADE
FANFARE REVIEW: CD VOLODJA BALZALORSKY LIVE IN CONCERET VOL. 3: LIVE IN MARIBOR
Fanfare is an American bimonthly magazine devoted to reviewing recorded music in all playback formats. It mainly covers classical music, but since inception, has also featured a jazz column in every issue.