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La toupie from Jeux d'enfants 'The top'


Georges Bizet provides pieces that are not so much ‘for children’ as ‘about childhood’. The top, an impromptu, is No 2 of Jeux d’enfants, a set of twelve pieces for piano duet composed in 1871, and is heard here in the piano solo arrangement by Lucien Garbon.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986

La pièce de Georges Bizet n’est pas tant «pour les enfants» que «sur le monde de l’enfance». La toupie, le deuxième des Jeux d’enfants (un corpus de douze pièces pour duo pianistique composé en 1871), est un impromptu proposé ici dans l’arrangement pour piano solo de Lucien Garbon.

extrait des notes rédigées par Max Harrison © 1986
Français: Hypérion

La toupie („Der Kreisel“), ein Impromptu, ist das zweite der Jeux d’enfants, einer 1871 komponierten Serie von zwölf Stücken für Klavierduett, und ist hier in Lucien Garbons Bearbeitung für Soloklavier zu hören.

aus dem Begleittext von Max Harrison © 1986
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


For Children

Track-specific metadata for CDH55194 track 12

Recording date
20 June 1985
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. For Children (CDA66185)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: May 1987
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55194
  2. For Children (CDH55194)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: March 2005
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