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Chansons naïves

'For Children' (CDH55194)
For Children
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55194  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
No 1: En regardant les mouches voler
Track 19 on CDH55194 [1'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: Chanson pour une poupée bretonne
Track 20 on CDH55194 [1'30] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Chansons naïves
Though he was a Frenchman, some music by André Jolivet sounds exotic, even the Chansons naïves, part of a considerable quantity of ‘educational’ music he wrote for various instruments. According to Hilda Jolivet’s Avec André Jolivet (Flammarion, Paris, 1978), the six Chansons naïves were composed in 1949, although the reference books say 1951. They were intended for his own children to play while learning the piano, and they have the piquancy of a complex modern style simplified without losing its essential character.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986

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