Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours
Subtitle: 27 pieces on the lively side
Editor: Davies, Hywel
Series: Piano Moods
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
Buy Together For: £15.98
Animations is a collection of pieces focusing on lively rhythms and sparkling, crisply-articulated playing - though not all the music is at faster tempos. There are goblins and grasshoppers, gypsies and witches; Grieg and Goldschmidt co-exist with Horne and Hummel; there is entertaining and sometimes unfamiliar music by Scarlatti, Schumann and Chopin. There is dance music a plenty, as you would expect in an album devoted to movement, and as well as a waltz and a mazurka, there is a gigue by Reger and a galop by Casella.
Every page is a treat . . . I love these books.
John York, Piano magazine, September 2007