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Serena - Dances of the Dolls

Serena Wang

He Lu Ting, Dan Zhaoe Yi, Fu Gen Chen, Tan Dun, Oesten, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin

SKU: 81014

Year of release: 2014

1. Cowboy playing Flute He Lu Ting 02:23
2. Beautiful Flower in its full Glory Dan Zhaoe Yi 00:46
3. Grassland Dan Zhaoe Yi 00:50
4. Travel by Bamboo Raft Fu Gen Chen 02:50
Impressions of Water Paintings 02:48
5. Blue Nun Tan Dun 01:11
6. Staccato Tan Dun 01:36
7. Impressions of Water Paintings -Sun Rain Tan Dun 01:33
8. Dolly's Dreaming Oesten 02:15
Dances of the Dolls 11:01
9. I Shostakovich 01:56
10. II Shostakovich 01:39
11. III Shostakovich 02:25
12. IV Shostakovich 01:20
13. V Shostakovich 02:18
14. VI Shostakovich 00:40
15. VII Shostakovich 00:39
Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines 04:50
16. Valse Tyrolienne Poulenc 00:43
17. Staccato Poulenc 00:50
18. Rustique Poulenc 00:53
19. Polka Poulenc 00:31
20. Petite Ronde Poulenc 00:54
21. Coda Poulenc 00:57
Piano Sonata in F 10:21
22. Allegro assai Mozart 03:34
23. Adagio Mozart 04:16
24. Presto Mozart 02:31
25. Liebestraume Liszt 04:54
26. Fantaisie- Impromtu in C Sharp minor Chopin 05:33
Total time: 50:09

About this album

Many composers, especially from the nineteenth century on, have written piano music for children. Music for children can be of two kinds. It may be intended for children to play, in which case it must be not too difficult in musical content and not too demanding for the young pianist technically. The other category is music for children to hear, when it may make greater demands on a performer, without overtaxing the listener. Both kinds of music are characterized generally by brevity and ease of comprehension, and often by characteristic titles related to fairy tales or songs. The development of the pianoforte as a common domestic instrument, coupled with the literary tendencies of composers in the nineteenth century, led to the creation of a multitude of piano pieces for talented children or for their parents to play for them. Famous examples are Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Album fu?r die Jugend, Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album and Debussy’s Children’s Corner. This cd offers old and new examples of this tradition, especially from the vast musical repertoire from China.

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Technical Specifications

Recording SoftwarePyramix
Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
Recording LocationHilversum, The Netherlands
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersGrimm DSD AD
Cablesvan den Hul 3T cable