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Outstanding performances of this intriguing program of the music of Peter Child.

Peter Child is Professor of Music and MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT. A graduate of Reed College and Brandeis University, Child has received fellowships and commissions from the Fromm Foundation, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and the Harvard Musical Association, among others. His compositions have been awarded prizes from Tanglewood, East and West Artists, WGBH Radio, and New England Conservatory, to mention just a few. Child is presently composer in residence with the New England Philharmonic and his music was featured at the Lontano Festival of American Music in London in 2006 and 2008.
Peter Child, composer
Duo for Piano, Four Hands
Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo

Peter Child, composer
Emily Dickinson Songs
Jane Bryden, soprano, Sally Pinkas, piano

Peter Child, composer
Daniel Stepner, violin

Peter Child, composer
Elaine Chew, piano, David Deveau, piano

"...the music is technically challenging, but performed extremely gracefully throughout. ...what really strikes me about the music is Child's ability to create different character sketches with each section of his music. ...Each brief section is like a character in a book...the story evolves naturally on the album Doubles. From beginning to end, the story is worth hearing." (Endless Possibilities).

" that is both fresh and approachable. One feels the composer is having great fun, and the attendant joy is infectious. Child also has a gift for incorporating diverse musical languages and traditions without sounding cheap or facile." (Fanfare)