"You're always changing. You arrive at a plateau for a moment and then you get off it and go forward, hopefully. Otherwise, frankly, I would not be an artist."
"...And while the world contains many keyboard princes, there continues to be only one Byron Janis."
1999, Charles Berigan
"Not for a long time had this writer heard such a talent allied with musicianship, the feeling and artistic balance," Olin Downes wrote of Mr. Janis's Carnegie Hall recital on Oct. 30, 1948, in The Times. "Whatever he touched he made significant and fascinating by the most legitimate and expressive means."
"Byron Janis has been responsible for some of the most memorable pianism this reviewer has ever experienced."
John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
"One of the best pianists around---a hair raising performance."
Harold Schoenberg. NY Times
"This genial interpreter takes us away.... far, very far, in this mysterious universe, where music takes on its pure dimensions!
If there is a pianist that merits being called a "magician", it is surely Byron Janis."