Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Music by Monti, Fauré, Ravel, Gershwin & Others



We thoroughly recommend this disc and are certain beyond doubt that those who acquire it, will be both entertained and beguiled. Pieces include Monti: Czardas, Faure: Apres un Reve, Gershwin: It Ain’t Necessarily So, Debussy: Beau Soir, Krein: Gipsy Carnival, and many others ending in the formidable Trad.: Orange Blossom Special.

Katharine Gowers – Violin
Charles Owen – Piano

What makes this such a hugely entertaining and absorbing disc is the wonderful chemistry between the two artists, each gifted with a unique ear and a penchant for creating an intimate sound picture which draws the listener in and stays in the memory long after.

On This Recording

  1. Czardas
  2. Apres un reve, Op. 7, No. 1 (arr. P. Casals for violin and piano)
  3. Piece en forme de habanera
  4. Porgy and Bess: Porgy and Bess: Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano)
  5. Beau soir (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano)
  6. Baal shem: Baal shem: II. Nigun (version for violin and piano)
  7. Estrellita: Estrellita (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano)
  8. Gipsy Carnival
  9. Ballade: Balada (Ballade) in D Minor (version for violin and piano)
  10. La Gitana
  11. Der Opernball (The Opera Ball): Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), Op. 40, Act III: Geh'n wir ins Chambre separee, "Midnight Bells" (arr. F. Kreisler for violin and piano)
  12. 2 Hebrew Pieces: 2 Hebrew Pieces, Op. 35: Hebrew Melody (L. Auer for violin and piano)
  13. Scenes de la Csarda No. 4: Scenes de la Csarda, No. 4, Op. 32, "Hejre Kati" (Hey, Katie)
  14. Orange Blossom Special: Orange Blossom Special (arr. K. Gowers and S. Read for violin and piano)