B0006. (EFREM ZIMBALIST) Roy Malan. Efrem Zimbalist, A Life. Milwaukee, WI, Amadeus, 2004. 372pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Numerous Photos; DJ. - 9781574670912
"This authorized biography by one of Efrem Zimbalist’s students is very enjoyable reading….Roy Malan brings his teacher to life, giving many examples of his wry sense of humor, showing the development of his political views as a participant in the student strike in Russia in 1905 to his latter-day political and fiscal conservatism, his easy-going yet taciturn nature, and, most important, his noble, subdued musicianship. While Zimbalist has been seen as a rather distant third in the trinity of Leopold Auer’s first three and greatest students (with Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz) he was the most musical of the three and was free of their distracting mannerisms."
- Joseph Magil, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2005