Estrellita - Miniatures for Violin (SACD)

Current Stock:
Elena Urioste, Tom Poster

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 Salutd’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. Fritz Kreisler · Preghiera
  2. Antonín Dvo˘rák, arr. Kreisler · Songs My Mother Taught Me
  3. Franz Liszt, arr. Milstein · Consolation No. 3
  4. Manuel Ponce, arr. Heifetz · Estrellita
  5. Fritz Kreisler · Caprice viennois
  6. Joseph Achron, arr. Auer · Hebrew Melody
  7. Maria Theresia von Paradis, arr. Dushkin · Sicilienne
  8. Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. Kreisler · Melodie
  9. Claude Debussy, arr. Heifetz · Beau soir
  10. Carl Engel, arr. Zimbalist · Sea-Shell
  11. Edward Elgar · Chanson de Nuit
  12. Richard Heuberger, arr. Kreisler · Midnight Bells
  13. William Grant Still · Mother and Child
  14. Edward Elgar · Salut d’amour
  15. Manuel de Falla, arr. Kochanski · Asturiana
  16. George Gershwin, arr. Heifetz · My Man’s Gone Now
  17. Henry Mancini, arr. Poster · Moon River [Magnus Johnston violin 2]
  18. Victor Young, arr. Poster · When I Fall in Love
  19. Harold Arlen, arr. Poster · Over the Rainbow