MP3 The Volkert-Walther String Trio - Delectable Pieces
A delightful collection of light classical music arranged by San Francisco Symphony''s resident arranger, Mark Volkert, each piece has its own character - from the heart-touching "At An Old Trysting Place" to the dynamic Schumann Piano Sonata
18 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Traditional, EASY LISTENING: Mature
The playing abounds with a spirit of unanimity and good humor...
It''s highly recommended for chamber music aficionados.
Georgia Rowe, Contra Costa Times - August 17, 2003
Chamber music CDs rarely contain such a diversity of composers as are collected here. Such a disc must have some additional appeal to make its release worthwhile and here it is the arrangements that provide that attraction. Mark Volkert is the driving force behind this recording yet he modestly does not refer to information about his arrangements in his CD notes. We have to turn to the case inlay to read this credit. Volkert''s arrangements are attractive and are played with good pace that gives a fresh appeal to the pieces.
The playing is excellent...There is optimum balance between players...The studio acoustic adds an attractive bloom in resonance for the lower register of the cello and this gives an enhanced richness to the recording.
Raymond Walker - MusicWeb
This is the debut album of this string trio featuring Mark Volkert, assistant concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony, Geraldine Walther, principal viola of San Francisco, and Jan Volkert, principal cello of Marin Symphony. A charming collection of late 19th and 20th Century light classical music, the pieces are arranged by Mark Volkert. Mr. Volkert presents a feast for the ears - pay close attention to: #5 in which the melody is quickly tossed around the circle of instruments,
#6 and #15 in which Ms. Walther''s solo viola sings so sweetly, the casual listener would mistake it for violin.
Watch for Uncle Remus; (every family has one) he is a "unique" individual. :-) Enjoy the music from an era of salons and soirées!