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Simple but Profound

Mark Isaacs'
Children's Songs -
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ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... listen closely to this charming creation.'

Mark Isaacs: Children's Songs. © 2013 Soundbrush Records

Australian-based pianist and composer Mark Isaacs' Children's Songs offer a welcome reminder that tonal music — even in the classical vein — is alive and well. As legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy notes, Isaacs' music is 'highly inventive and inspiring, accessible to children and adults alike'. This versatility stems in large part from a musical language that is at once simple and profound. Inventive to the core, Isaacs' work combines a fascinating set of textures with a harmonic palette that draws on the colors-in-sound of both classical and jazz — a stylistic hybridity expressed in exquisite fashion by the Minuet in G...

Copyright © 20 January 2014 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

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MARK ISAACS: CHILDREN'S SONGS

MARK ISAACS

AUSTRALIA

PIANO MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

SOUNDBRUSH RECORDS

CHILDREN

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