"This series presents both new and archival recordings, in studio and live, of this great Ukrainian master violinist, Oleh Krysa. The New York Times hailed his American debut at Carnegie Hall in 1971 as 'a performance to make a violinist's reputation, had he come without one.' After an absence of 18 years, his appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center were again met with exceptional critical acclaim and confirmed his reputation as a master of his instrument."
"I want to begin this review by stating that Oleh Krysa is a great violinist. Now, I want you all to repeat his name 20 times and commit it to memory."
American Record Guide July/August 1997
*Recorded live on April 2, 1985 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
**Recorded on December 10, 1982 in Moscow.
Recordings were done in the presence of the composer, Alfred Schnittke.