Estrellita - miniatures for violin

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Estrellita - miniatures for violin
Elena Urioste (violin), Tom Poster (piano)

[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD ]

Release Date: Monday 10 September 2018

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In their liner notes for this string of estrellitas ('small stars'), Elena Urioste and Tom Poster admit to a shared love for 'an old-world, golden sound and for melodies that tug at the heartstrings'. This has resulted in a deeply personal collection of miniatures full of winks, sighs and tears aimed at transporting the listener to bygone eras of fireside salon concerts.

With a few exceptions, including Elgar's Chanson de Nuit and Salut d'amour, the pieces are arrangements by the great violinists of that bygone, golden age: Auer, Kreisler, Zimbalist, Heifetz … while the originals they are based upon range from Gluck's Melodie from Orpheus and Euridice and Liszt's Consolation No. 3 to Beau soir by Debussy and Estrellita by Manuel Ponce. In a closing section Elena Urioste and Tom Poster also pay their respects to the Great American Songbook, with new arrangements, signed Tom Poster, of Moon River, When I Fall in Love and Over the Rainbow.

"The SACD sound is first-class and the booklet notes by both artists attractive, not least in drawing attention to the great artists of the past whose performances and arrangements are saluted in this pleasing selection." MusicWeb

"It is indeed fireside music, played with warmth, intimacy and emotional connection" The Strad

"Although given the best of modern recordings, this is quite an old fashioned album of lush repertoire, beautifully played… There's not a seasonal tune on it, but Estrellita is the Christmas gift to please just about anyone." The Glasgow Herald


Fritz Kreisler: Preghiera & Caprice viennois
Antonín Dvoƙák, arr. Kreisler: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Franz Liszt, arr. Milstein: Consolation No.3
Manuel Ponce, arr. Heifetz: Estrellita
Joseph Achron, arr. Auer: Hebrew Melody
Maria Theresia von Paradis, arr. Dushkin: Sicilienne
Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. Kreisler: Melodie
Claude Debussy, arr. Heifetz: Beau soir
Carl Engel, arr. Zimbalist: Sea-Shell
Edward Elgar: Chanson de Nuit & Salut d'amour
Richard Heuberger, arr. Kreisler: Midnight Bells
William Grant Still: Mother and Child
Manuel de Falla, arr. Kochanski: Asturiana
George Gershwin, arr. Heifetz: My Man's Gone Now
Henry Mancini, arr. Poster: Moon River*
Victor Young, arr. Poster: When I Fall in Love
Harold Arlen, arr. Poster: Over the Rainbow