The Best-Kept Secret in the Classical Music Industry Indeed!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zino Vinnikov Plays Fritz Kreisler is a breathtaking recording of some of the Viennese master's absolute gems, played by one of the most accomplished violinists I have ever heard. Zino Vinnikov has the rare capacity to ally delightful technical mastery with depth and subtlety of interpretation. It is, however, above all his exquisite tone and stunning phrasing that makes this CD stand out from all other recordings of Kreisler pieces (and, believe me, I own a few!). Sergey Maltsev provides a brilliantly equilibrated accompaniment on the piano. Vinnikov is indeed, as his label puts it, 'The Best-Kept Secret in the Classical Music Industry'. It is nothing short of amazing (or dare I say scandalous?) that music lovers have been denied this revelation for so long. I could not recommend this one more strongly - this is THE definitive Kreisler recording to own."