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Melody's Mostly Musical Day / Jenny Lin

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30043
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ,  Leopold Mozart ,  Stephen Hough ,  Sergei Prokofiev  ...  Performer:  Jenny Lin

A surprising and wonderful collection of classical piano works for children that follows Melody’s musical adventures from breakfast to bedtime.

Album Credits:
Executive Producers: Eric Feidner and Jon Feidner
Producer: Dan Merceruio
Engineer: Daniel Shores
Art Direction: Jackie Fugere
Design: Elisa Bates, Guillermo Rodriguez
Illustrator: Mikela Prevost
Piano Technician: John Veitch
Piano: Steinway Model D #590904 (New York)

“Melody’s Mostly Musical Day” follows the life of a child from breakfast to bedtime, told through effervescent music played by Jenny Lin and captivating pictures illustrated by Mikela Provost. The
Read more delightful compilation encourages children to find their own joy and playfulness in classical music. The album includes works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Grieg, Brahms and Chopin.

-- WFMT (Chicago)

Classical music for children has been an underserved genre, even though nothing could be more beneficial to the cause of bringing the music to future generations. Any such release is worthy of note, but one like this, charming and original, is cause for celebration. Pianist Jenny Lin organizes for children some favorite compositions and a few delightful rarities along a timeline “from breakfast to bedtime.” There are 26 short pieces, enough to give a feel for the variety and importance of this tradition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Along the way you get Chopsticks, which you may not have known was an actual composition with an actual composer (female, at that), former chestnuts like Grieg’s Grandmother’s Minuet, the utterly charming I Danced with a Mosquito by Anatoly Liadov, ragtime and jazz works, and, to end, starlight familiar (Mozart) and more rare (Selim Palmgren), plus the famed cradle songs of Brahms and Chopin. Lin and the engineers from the Steinway label create a magical atmosphere, amplified by excellent children’s illustrations in the booklet by Mikela Prevost. An ideal holiday, or anytime, gift item.

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