For a non-musicologist such as myself, this is an accessible book which tells a compelling story. Haimovsky’s personal qualities of courage and integrity are convincingly displayed, and the Russian word “grazhdantsvennost”, a blend of the concepts of generosity and citizenship, perhaps best expresses his personality, exemplified by his tireless attempts both to fight a brutal system and to fulfil the artist’s mission, to transmit aesthetic and spiritual values through their work. –Douglas Mark Ponton, University of Catania for JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN STUDIES

A talented pianist, who was not always prepared to toe the official line.–Mark Cotton,  BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE