Aleksey Igudesman knows, like no other, how to fascinate and inspire developing musicians by introducing and revealing the pleasures of all kinds of music, be it classical, Klezmer or any other world music. Users of this book are bound to have a stimulating, challenging and, above all, enjoyable journey through Aleksey’s own world of Klezmer. His added notes and the pieces themselves will help the player become familiar with Klezmer and the music of Eastern Europe not only with regard to technical issues but also with regard to its spirit. The quality of these compositions is simply superb. (Julian Rachlin)
(…) If there were one volume I should like to take with me to my desert island (apart from the Bach Sonatas and Partitas) this would be it. Where else would one have all the time in the world to study, and perfect? A truly inspirational copy. Buy it!
ESTA magazine, spring 2008 (Brigid Kirkland-Wilson)