Elena Urioste & Tom Poster – Estrellita (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Elena Urioste & Tom Poster – Estrellita (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:32 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BIS

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.

1. Kreisler: Preghiera in the Style of Martini 03:35
2. Kreisler: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, B. 104: No. 4, Songs My Mother Taught Me (Arr. F. Kreisler for Violin & Piano) 02:51
3. Liszt: Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 in D-Flat Major. Lento placido (Arr. N. Milstein for Violin & Piano) 04:14
4. Ponce: 2 Canciones Mexicanas: No. 2, Estrellita (Arr. J. Heifetz for Violin & Piano) 02:59
5. Kreisler: Caprice viennois in B Minor, Op. 2 04:21
6. Achron: Hebrew Melody, Op. 33 05:10
7. Dushkin: Sicilienne in E-Flat Major (Attrib. M.T. von Paradis) 02:57
8. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Melodie (Arr. F. Kreisler for Violin & Piano) 03:25
9. Debussy: Beau soir, L. 6 (Arr. J. Heifetz for Violin & Piano) 02:22
10. Engel: Sea-Shell (Arr. E. Zimbalist for Violin & Piano) 03:22
11. Elgar: Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 No. 1 03:47
12. Heuberger: Der Opernball, Op. 40: Midnight Bells (Arr. F. Kreisler for Violin & Piano) 03:27
13. Still: Suite for Violin & Piano: II. Mother & Child 06:03
14. Elgar: Salut d’amour, Op. 12 “Liebesgruss” 02:35
15. Kochanski: Suite populaire espagnole: V. Asturiana (After M. de Falla) 02:23
16. Gershwin: Porgy & Bess: My Man’s Gone Now (Arr. J. Heifetz for Violin & Piano) 03:48
17. Mancini: Moon River (From “Breakfast at Tiffany’s) [Arr. T. Poster for 2 Violins & Piano] 03:46
18. Young: When I Fall in Love (Arr. T. Poster for Violin & Piano) 03:15
19. Arlen: Over the Rainbow (From “The Wizard of Oz”) [Arr. T. Poster for Violin & Piano] 02:58

Elena Urioste, violin
Tom Poster, piano