Chick Corea 20 Children’s Songs for piano

Chick Corea
20 Children’s Songs for piano
I 00:00
II 01:48
III 02:41
IV 03:58
V 06:12
VI 07:24
VII 09:36
VIII 11:19
IX 13:02
X 14:10
XI 15:35
XII 16:11
XIII 18:43
XIV 20:21
XV 22:08
XVI 23:18
XVII 24:17
XVIII 25:43
XIX 27:16
XX 29:23

Leon Bates, piano

Picture: Thomas Eakins Baby at Play 1876 Washingon National Gallery of Art

[…] The Children’s Songs were Corea’s first attempt at writing for solo piano. These pieces were begun in 1971 and were added to gradually over the next nine years, culminating in the twenty pieces represented here. […] The Songs are reminders of the Scenes from Chidhood of Robert Schumann and the Children’s Pieces of Mussorgsky in that they are short, to the point and are quite contrasting in their natures. The Corea songs are characterized by infectious ostinato bass-lines, syncopated rhythms and circular melodies that are very charming in their innocence. The Children’s Songs are fun to play because while being simple and direct in their statements they are sometimes quite probing and colourful in their nuances, not unlike children themselves.
Music Notes by Leon Bates

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