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Halida Dinova plays
music for children -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... palpable finesse.'

Halida Dinova - Masterpieces for Children. © 2005 Cantius Classics

With her spellbinding control of balance and weight, Halida Dinova is as exciting in these exquisite miniatures as she is in powerful works: Brahms' Second Piano Concerto (1881) and Bloch's Concerto Symphonique (1948).

I'm constantly awed at the compelling imagery and emotive power these four composers (each known for consummate full scale works), conveyed with such brevity. Others gifted in creating inspired work with the utmost economy are Prokofiev (eg Visions Fugitives, 1915-17) and Bartók (For Children, Sz 42, BB 53, Books 1 and 2, Vol 1-4, 1908-9).

Bach wrote the disarming Little Preludes for his second child and eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), child of Maria Barbara Bach...

Copyright © 10 June 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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HALIDA DINOVA - MASTERPIECES FOR CHILDREN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

SAINT PETERSBURG

RUSSIA

CHILDREN

PIANO MUSIC

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