Children's World
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The extraordinary pianist Mirian Conti performs music of childhood for adults.

Pianist Mirian Conti reflects on the joys of her own childhood and her reasons for making this recording of music written about children: "As we travel around the world, the sounds, images, colors, smells, and first emotions are experienced by children pretty much in the same way in every corner of the planet. The composers represented in this recording, coming from six different countries, no doubt experienced their lives as children, and also looked back at that life as adults. The compositions here are about children, not for, children…Their music is about remembering those first feelings of awe, wonder, fear, desire, and the many doubts about the immediate future…the sounds of our music are strongly engraved in our genetic makeup -- the lullabies, the popular songs of our times, or the songs at school…The collective songs and dances of a culture learned as a child are part of that child's musical DNA." Born in Argentina, Mirian Conti is a graduate of Juilliard and a Yamaha Artist. She has served on the Faculty of the Evening Division at The Juilliard School since 2007. She is a prolific recording artist who has recordings on the Island, Albany, Koch, Toccata, XLNT, Parnassus, and Steinway labels. As a soloist, she has appeared around the world with many orchestras and is a much sought after juror for international competitions. Among her most recent awards is the Isaac Albeniz Medal.
Contents:
Francis Poulenc, composer
Villageoises-Petite Pièces Enfantines
Mirian Conti, piano

Federico Mompou, composer
Scènes d'enfants
Mirian Conti, piano

Lalo Schifrin, composer
Lullaby for Jack
Mirian Conti, piano

Joaquín Turina, composer
Niñerías, Op. 56, Vol. 2
Mirian Conti, piano

Aram Khachaturian, composer
Pictures of Childhood, Book 1 (selections)
Mirian Conti, piano

Paul Creston, composer
Pony Rondo
Mirian Conti, piano

Carlos Guastavino, composer
10 Preludios
Mirian Conti, piano

Robert Schumann, composer
Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Mirian Conti, piano

Review:
"I have covered Mirian Conti's recordings on a number of occasions; the quality of her playing is always consistently high…Here, on Albany, she presents a varied and impeccably programmed recital of music centered on children and childhood.…A most rewarding release, thoroughly thought-through, superbly recorded and beautifully executed." (Fanfare)

"It's always refreshing to hear a collection like this that doesn't incude the usual, simple, sickly-sweet lollipops that have always been associated with children, either conceptually or as teaching material…her (pianist Mirian Conti's)solid recording and teaching background help her bring the proper insights, expression and emotional emphasis necessary to these pieces. A very worthwhile and impportant collection of piano piees for those of us seeking the not so domestic and mundane." (www.classicalmusicsentinel.com)
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