Serena - Dances of the Dolls (2014)

He Lu Ting, Dan Zhaoe Yi, Fu Gen Chen, Tan Dun, Oesten, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin

Serena Wang

Many composers, especially from the nineteenth century on, have written piano music for children. Music for children can be of two kinds. It may be intended for children to play, in which case it must be not too difficult in musical content and not too demanding for the young pianist technically. The other category is music for children to hear, when it may make greater demands on a performer, without overtaxing the listener. Both kinds of music are characterized generally by brevity and ease of comprehension, and often by characteristic titles related to fairy tales or songs. The development of the pianoforte as a common domestic instrument, coupled with the literary tendencies of composers in the nineteenth century, led to the creation of a multitude of piano pieces for talented children or for their parents to play for them. Famous examples are Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Album fu?r die Jugend, Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album and Debussy’s Children’s Corner. This cd offers old and new examples of this tradition, especially from the vast musical repertoire from China.

 

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Serena Wang

Born in 2004, Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of four. In 2010, at age five, she became the youngest prizewinner of the Bach Piano Competition at Berkeley University, and also, as the youngest competitor, the first prizewinner of the Northern California China Music Teacher Institute Piano Competition. The same year, Serena Wang won the gold medal of the Child Group of the 2nd State Juvenile Piano Competition at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China. With the recommendation of Mr. Xu Pei Dong, chairman of Chinese Musicians Association, she started her piano study under the famous piano pedagogue professor Dan Zhao Yi. 

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Serena - Dances of the Dolls (2014)

He Lu Ting, Dan Zhaoe Yi, Fu Gen Chen, Tan Dun, Oesten, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin

Serena Wang

Cables: van den Hul 3T cable
Digital Converters: Grimm DSD AD
Mastering Engineer: Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment: B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board: Rens Heijnis custom made
Producer: Jared Sacks
Recording Engineer: Jared Sacks
Recording location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Cowboy playing Flute
He Lu Ting
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Beautiful Flower in its full Glory
Dan Zhaoe Yi
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Grassland
Dan Zhaoe Yi
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Travel by Bamboo Raft
Fu Gen Chen
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Impressions of Water Paintings - Blue Nun
Tan Dun
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Impressions of Water Paintings - Staccato
Tan Dun
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Impressions of Water Paintings -Sun Rain
Tan Dun
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Dolly's Dreaming
Oesten
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Dances of the Dolls - I
Shostakovich
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Dances of the Dolls - II
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Dances of the Dolls - III
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Dances of the Dolls - IV
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Dances of the Dolls - V
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Dances of the Dolls - VI
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Dances of the Dolls - VII
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Valse Tyrolienne
Poulenc
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Staccato
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Rustique
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Polka
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Petite Ronde
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Villageoises, Pettities Pieces Infantines - Coda
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Piano Sonata in F - Allegro assai
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Piano Sonata in F - Adagio
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Piano Sonata in F - Presto
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Liebestraume
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Fantaisie- Impromtu in C Sharp minor
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