Nicolas Koeckert is a good violinist. He plays with a rather full, if not very ripe tone. His playing suggests Kreisler less than Mischa Elman, which is not a total loss since Elman was an estimable interpreter of Kreisler's music. This program is an interesting way to listen to Kreisler's transcriptions, since it focuses on one genre rather than on an assortment of Kreisler's works. Koeckert plays everything here with fine style and a good technique, and his accompanist is very good. The highlights for me were Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, which work very well on solo violin. The low points were the excerpts from Scheherezade, which pale somewhat without the oriental coloring of the orchestra. The sound engineering is fine, and I have no hesitation in recommending this disc to those who want to investigate a significant portion of Kreisler's output. I keep wishing that Sony would reissue Pinchas Zukerman's early LP of Kreisler's music, but that is probably a lost cause.