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Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong), December 2016

The three-minute “Devil’s Trill” scream is really spectacular. © 2016 Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong)

Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, November 2016

Some strong playing in Fritz Kreisler’s version of Tartini’s Sonata in G Minor, known as the “Devil’s Trill,” opens the program, but things really get interesting with the first of three Paganini works—Introduction and variations in G Major MS44 on Nel cor più non mi sento (by Paisello). This was one of Paganini’s dazzling show pieces and features all the usual tricks: left-hand pizzicato; arpeggios and runs; multiple stops; runs in thirds, sixths, octaves and tenths. © 2016 The WholeNote Read complete review, November 2016

…the most interesting work here is the Sonata a preghiera, heard in two separate versions, one of which includes recently rediscovered opening sections and is played in Paganini’s own 1743 ‘Cannon’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin. The quality of the instrument shines through, and certainly Fanfoni proves again and again that he has the technical prowess needed to impress listeners with the extreme virtuosity of these works. © 2016 Read complete review

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