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Dances of the Dolls - Music for children by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Tan Dun and Chinese composers performed by 9 year old Serena Wang, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Cowboy Playing Flute $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beautiful Flower in Its Full Glory $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Grassland $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Travel by Bamboo Raft $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: I. Blue Nun $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: II. Staccato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings: III. Sun Rain $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Dolly’s Dreaming, Op. 202, No.4 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): I. - $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): II. - $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): III. - $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): IV. - $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): V. - $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): VI. - $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Dances of the Dolls (Suite for Piano): VII. - $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: I. Valse tyrolienne $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: II. Staccato $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: III. Rustique $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: IV. Polka $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: V. Petite ronde $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Illageoises, petites pièces infantines, FP 65: VI. Coda $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 280: I. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 280: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 280: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Liebesträume, S. 541: Nocturne No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Fantaisie Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. 66 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Luting, He : Cowboy Playing Flute, for piano
>Yi, Dan Zhao : Beautiful Flower in Its Full Glory, for piano
>Yi, Dan Zhao : Grassland, for piano
>Fu, Geng Chen : Travel by Bamboo Raft, for piano
>Tan Dun : Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings
>Oesten, Theodor : Dolly's Dreaming, for piano, Op. 202/4
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Dances of the Dolls (7), suite for piano (arr. from the ballet suites for orchestra)
>Poulenc, Francis : Villageoises, petites pieces infantines, for piano, FP 65
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K. 280 (K. 189e)
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

It has been said that the hope for western music can be found in the east. The recent spate of Asian superstar musicians offers some support for that position, and with Dances of the Dolls, the Channel Classics début album by 9-year-old Serena Wang, the cycle continues. Prodigies are more common than one might think. However, among recent examples, Serena Wang truly stands out. Born in 2004, Wang began her piano studies at age 4. Her talents developed quickly, and only six years later she became the youngest-ever prize winner of Berkeley University's Bach Piano Competition. It was to be the first in a string of prizes, and the beginning of what promises to be an impressive career. This recording, appropriately, is a disc of music for children, played by a child. It features works by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich and some works by Chinese composers including Tan Dun.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013).



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Works Details

>Luting, He : Cowboy Playing Flute, for piano
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Yi, Dan Zhao : Beautiful Flower in Its Full Glory, for piano
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Yi, Dan Zhao : Grassland, for piano
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Fu, Geng Chen : Travel by Bamboo Raft, for piano
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tan Dun : Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings :: Blue Nun
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Tan Dun : Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings :: Staccato
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Tan Dun : Impressions of Eight Sketches of Water Paintings :: Sun Rain
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Oesten, Theodor : Dolly's Dreaming, for piano, Op. 202/4
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Dances of the Dolls (7), suite for piano (arr. from the ballet suites for orchestra)
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Poulenc, Francis : Villageoises, petites pièces infantines, for piano, FP 65
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K. 280 (K. 189e)
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1775

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Serena Wang (Piano)
  • Notes: Hilversum Music Center, The Netherlands (08/01/2013-08/03/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834