The twelve fantasies for violin by Telemann are among the few surviving works of this genre from the Baroque period. The designation fantasia alone indicates a freer style than the sonata. However, ...
Everyone who plays these works should hear these exemplary performances…you will never hear these Telemann Fantasias played so well
American Record Guide
Warmly and sensitively played with beauty of tone, Cotik… captures the essence of Mozart in finely spun tone and sensitive contrasts in dynamics, rhythmic integrity, and clear phrasing. Their deeply felt rendition of this purest of music, from the carefree early sonatas to the more dramatic later opuses, is a model of transparency and genuine emotion.
one comes away from the recording dazzled by Cotik´s musicianship and technique; one is also struck by the agility of his execution, his expert command of tempo and intonation, and his ability to consistently maintain the highest level of performance
Cotik scales Bach’s solo mountain with skill. His intricate yet soulful take is assured without ever being showy.
among the very best Piazzolla albums
David Denton for David’s Review Corner
Comparisons are inevitable; on my shelves are the Grumiaux- Haskil team, the Stern-Barenboim combination, Szymon Goldberg and Radu Lupu, and Zukerman and Neikrug readings. The Cotik-Lin duo can take its place among those earlier esteemed ensembles with heads held high.
I’ve had a listen to a few alternatives…including Isaac Stern with Daniel Baremboim and Lydia Mordkovitch, but this duo pretty much ticks all the boxes
Overall, these two discs featuring Cotik must be regarded as among the finest performances for their consistent artistry and idiomatic grasp
There are so many delightful details to savour that one hardly knows where to begin…a most rewarding Mozart cycle
My first chamber choice for the year.
MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013