Piano Music for Children (CD)

Brilliant Classics
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Klara Wurtz

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

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