A sampling of the critical praise
for American Souvenirs.
"An immensely enjoyable CD."
"Carter and Chan approach all of these works ... with an unsentimental but nonetheless passionate reading. They excel at both extremes, from the nuanced and restrained to the incandescent and extravagant."
-Hollis Taylor, Stringendo
"Blue Violet Duo plays with solid musicianship and technique." Joseph Magil, American Record Guide
"Their chemistry is palpable, technique firm, and musicality beyond reproach...Such formidable music making won't go unrewarded, and I look forward to further efforts from this fine duo." - Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
"Chan and Carter display solid partnership and show insight into and sympathy with what the composers represented are about. Violin and piano tone alike is of a superior order, and the affection the duo surely has for these pieces is evident in the warmth and vigor of the performances."
"the CD as a whole...has the flavor of genuine and very accomplished musical partnership."
"An enjoyable and valuable release."