Luigi Arditi, My Reminiscences, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1896, p. 286.

To the greatest of living violinists and violoncellists, Joachim and Piatti, let me pay a tribute of sincere affection and respect. There do not live artists who are endowed with more thorough uprightness, firmness of character, and earnestness of purpose than they, nor any whose beneficent influence has raised them to a standard of greater moral power in the musical world.