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Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis-Claude Daquin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
For Children
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical, Children's Music
 

      
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A Gem!
J Scott Morrison | Middlebury VT, USA | 03/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've owned this disc from its original 1993 issue since shortly after it came out; now it is available on Hyperion's budget label, Helios. I had never heard of the Hungarian pianist Livia Rév, but she quickly became a favorite and I've since bought everything of hers I could find. I did not originally think I would be playing this collection of miniatures very often. Indeed, I think I got the CD primarily because I wanted to hear the unfamiliar Bartók and Jolivet pieces. I soon found that I reached for this disc often and here it is some fourteen years later and I still do. (In fact, the reason I came here to Amazon today to write this brief review is that I had once again listened to the disc last night and was charmed all over again.)

None of the music here is particularly virtuosic. But it is all beautiful. The tone of Rév's piano is particularly rich and marvelously recorded. And she is an exceedingly sensitive and musicianly player. There are subtleties of inflection, dynamics and rubato that make every piece, no matter how familiar, interesting and engaging.

But I must break off writing here because I want to go back and listen again to the last five pieces here, by composers I imagine most of us have never heard: the Pole, Milosz Magin, and the Slovenian, Janez Maticic.

Scott Morrison"
Absolutely beautiful classical pieces for childern... and ad
J. Yeh | PA, USA | 07/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are the most beautiful classical pieces for children and adults. They are soothing and almost romantic. Use them as background for your family videos are the best."