"... most enjoyable, artistically persuasive.. his technique was distinguished by a silken evenness of articulation, accurate pitch, and the sort of agility that let him negotiate the Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantelle with lively precision".
"his interpretations had architectural strength derived from cogent phrasing and dynamics adjusted at all times to highlight structural orginization...such careful attention to detail, such integrity".
"When Ollie plays that stuff - the shtikeleh (Yiddish for "little pieces") and the transcriptions the old-timers used to play - he can really make the past come alive."
"...a musician's musician."
"..his full tone and long sweeping phrases imparted a spaciousness and grandeur that lifted the piece to the realm of real artistic achievement".