This CD is a reissue of one of the most successful Brilliant Classics recordings, Piano Music for Children, a simple and powerful concept aimed at a wide audience of music lovers, teachers, parents, grandparents and (of course) children.
Included are the popular Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann, Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy and a selection from the Album for the Youth by Tchaikovsky, and not to forget the most iconic work for a child ever written: Beethoven’s Für Elise.
Hungarian pianist Klára Würtz plays with a natural, direct expression, warm and communicative. The orchestral players of ‘Prima La Musica’ join the piano for the well-known Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21, with its dreamlike melody heard in the violin and piano parts. Children will undoubtedly be captivated by the variety of delightful music offered in this tailor-made collection.
Hungarian pianist Klára Würtz is one of Brilliant Classics’ most prolific artists, enjoying an international career. Having won prizes in Dublin and Milan, she signed to a New York-based management company, leading to performances at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious concert venues throughout the US and Canada. She currently teaches at the Conservatory of Arts in Utrecht.
Booklet contains detailed track list and artist biography.
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1. Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
Schumann: Kindersszenen Op. 15 2. I. Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen in G Major 3. II. Kuriöse Geschichte in D Major 4. III. Hasche-Mann in B Major 5. IV. Bittendes Kind in D Major 6. V. Glückes genug in D Major 7. VI. Wichtige Begebenheit in A Major 8. VII. Träumerei in F Major 9. VIII. Am Kamin in F Major 10. IX. Ritter vom Steckenpferd in C Major 11. X. Fast zu ernst G-Sharp Minor 12. XI. Fürchtenmachen in E Major 13. XII. Kind im Einschlummern in E Minor 14. XIII. Der Dichter spricht in G Major
Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young, Op. 39 15. I. Morning Prayer 16. II. Winter morning 17. V. March of the Soldiers 18. VI. Puppet is ill 19. VII. Puppet’s funeral 20. VIII. Waltz 21. IX. The new puppet 22. X. Mazurka 23. XII. Peasant Song 24. XIII. Russian Dance 25. XIV. Polka 26. XVI. Ancient French Song 27. XXI. Sweet Dreams 28. XXII. Song of the Lark
Debussy: Children's Corner 29. I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 30. II. Jimbo’s Lullaby 31. III. Serenade for the Doll 32. IV. The Snow is Dancing 33. V. The Little Shepherd 34. VI. Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca' 35. III. Alla turca. Allegretto
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile' 36. I. Allegro 37. II. Andante 38. III. Rondo
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' 39. II. Andante
Bartók: For Children Volume 2: Based on Slovakian Folk Tunes 40. I. Allegretto 41. II. Táncdal 42. III. Andante sostenuto 43. IV. Parlando 44. V. Moderato 45. VI. Tréfa