The 37 short pieces by Prokofiev transcribed for violin and piano brought together here ought really to come with a health warning. So distinctive are the contours, angles and extensions of the Prokofiev tune, drawn from an apparently inexhaustible hoard, that even a short exposure to the memory circuits of the mind can result in permanent occupation. This album is full of them, creating a panoramic tour around five decades of an exceptionally rich, diverse but ultimately sadly truncated life. Violinist Yuri Kalnits has participated in festivals throughout the world and has played at some of the world’s most important venues. He is a dedicated chamber musician as well as concert soloist.
BBC Music Magazine February 2021
A treasure trove of richly melodic short works, reimagined for piano and violin. Beautiful, hearty performances and a fulsome recorded sound make this hugely enticing. ***
MusicWeb International November 2020
The performances of them by Kalnits and Chaplina are all consistently fine. To cite a few, the Amoroso from Boris Godunov is a very charming piece played with great feeling here and the frisky Gavotte from the Op. 32 Four Piano Pieces gets a truly spirited performance from the duo, as they subtly highlight the humor and mischief of the music in this utterly brilliant arrangement by Jascha Heifetz.