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L'Enfance - Fauré: Dolly; Bizet: Jeux d'enfants; Debussy: Petite suite; Ravel: Ma mere l'Oye / Claire Désert & Emmanuel Strosser, pianists

Notes & Reviews:

Bizet, Fauré, Debussy and Ravel, each with his own style and individual colors, gazed with wonder on the world of childhood. This collection of their works for piano duet evokes the colorful and naïve universe of the child. Much more than mere salon pieces, these charming works transport the listener to the land of dreams. Performed here by the impressive four-hands duo of Claire Désert and Emmanuel Strosser, they are tender, sensuous, touching and sincere. Repertoire includes Fauré's Dolly, Bizet's Jeux d'enfants, Debussy's Petite Suite and Ravel's Ma mére l'Oye.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
There are 27 tracks here and. Beautiful melodies, humor, excitement, and exotic musical evocations can all be found in these charming miniatures. I can put this on and listen over and over without ever tiring of it. Excellent piano sound from Mirare that I have commented on several times before, plus a good essay on the music. It goes to the top of my list for this repertoire.


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