Following a number of successful duo performances by Vesko Eshkenazy and Ludmil Angelov, the idea of recording a cd with the two of them began to take shape. Ludmil suggested doing something with music of George Gershwin.
However, Gershwin's original repertoire for violin and piano is rather limited. It consists of precisely one small composition entitled 'Short Story', which has so far remained little known, composed in association with the violinist Samuel Dushkin. Therefore, it was decided first to use the historic arrangements by Jascha Heifitz, The brilliant violinist and bosom friend of Gershwin.