Miniatures and Collectibles

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About the album

Miniatures and Collectibles, is a collection of 21 little pieces written by some of history’s greatest composers, reimagined and brought to life.

The journey began when I started playing piano accompaniment for a children’s Eurythmy class at the Waldorf school several years ago. In my search for music to include in the program, I discovered many little gems, old pieces that reminded me that music is alive and needn’t be long or complicated to express great feeling or ideas. Some of the pieces in this collection will be well known to student pianists as early repertoire. Others have been largely forgotten by history. I was inspired to bring these pieces to life and give my own artistic expression to them. This is how the album was born.

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Track listing and Information

1. Arietta – Composed by Edvard Grieg, 1867. Lyric Pieces, Op. 12: No. 1. Arietta

2. Valse Mignonne – Composed by Vladimir Rebikov, 1916. Three Pieces, Op. 3: No. 1. Valse Mignonne

3. Ivan Sings “Andantino” – Composed by Aram Khachaturian, 1926. Adventures of Ivan, No. 1. Ivan Sings (Andantino)

4. Mélodie “Les Érinnyes” – Composed by Jules Massenet, 1876. 10 Pièces de genre, Op. 10: No. 5. Mélodie “Les Erinnyes”

5. La Caroline – Composed by Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, 1755. La Caroline, Wq. 117 No. 39, H.98

6. Barcarolle – Composed by Stephen Heller, 1874. Album for the Young, Op. 138: No. 5. Barcarolle

7. Valse Lente – Composed by Oskar Merikanto, 1898. Valse Lente, Op. 33

8. To a Wild Rose – Composed by Edward MacDowell, 1896. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: No. 1. To a Wild Rose

9. Night Mood – Composed by Alexandre Tansman, 1960. Happy Time, Book 3, No. 8. Night Mood

10. Evening in the Meadow – Composed by Vladimir Rebikov, 1906. Silhouettes, Op. 31: No. 5. Evening in the Meadow

11. Sonata in D Minor – Composed by Domenico Scarlatti, approximately 1738-49. Sonata in D Minor, K.32

12. Valse Mélancolique – Composed by Vladimir Rebikov, 1897. Three Pieces, Op. 3: No. 3. Valse Mélancolique

13. Waltz in E Minor (Arr. C Ferreira) – Composed by Vladimir Rebikov, 1898. Mood Sketches, Op. 10: No. 9. Waltz in E Minor

14. The Sick Doll – Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1878. Album for the young, Op. 39: No. 6.The Sick Doll

15. Waltz “Dmitry Dreams” (Arr. C Ferreira) – Composed by Dmitry Kabalevsky, 1944. 24 Little Pieces, Op. 39: No. 13. Waltz

16. Elegy (Arr. C Ferreira) – Composed by Carl Reinecke, 1885. 5 Serenades for the young, Serenade 2, Op. 138: No. 2. Elegy

17. Berceuse – Composed by Leo Ornstein, 1914. Pygmy Suite, Op. 9: No. 3. Berceuse

18. Noel – Composed by Alexandre Tansman, 1933. Pour les Enfants, Book 3, No. 3. Noel

19. La Voix du Coeur “The Voice of the Heart” (Arr. C Ferreira) – Composed by Henri Van Gael, 1894. La Voix du Coeur, Op. 51

20. Prelude in C Minor – Composed by Henryk Pachulski, 1891. Six Preludes, Op. 8: No. 1. C Minor

21. Twilight ゆうぐれ – Composed by Hikaru Hayashi, 1976. Twilight ゆうぐれ “Yuugure”


Album Credits

Miniatures and Collectibles

All songs produced and performed by Christopher Ferreira. Songs 13,15,16 and 19 arranged by Christopher Ferreira.

Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California on May 30th and June 15th 2018 .
Recording Engineer: Leslie Ann Jones
Pianos: Yamaha 9’ CFIIIS Concert Grand and Blüthner 9’ Concert Grand

Music Editor: Christopher Ferreira
Mastering Engineer: Michael Romanowski

Photos of Christopher by Kenji Hayashi
Original artist concept: Frederic Tarabout
Original cover art by Valerie Collins

Miniatures and Collectibles © 2019. All rights reserved.


Thanks:

This recording is dedicated to my mom, Michael Ann Ferreira, who has never stopped believing in and supporting me.

A special thank you to Atsuko Yamagishi, who contributed so much to this project. Her love, support, and feedback made this album possible.

I also thank my sister, Charity Ferreira who generously helped with so many things; the Goorjian family for their endless support and encouragement; Richard Rogers for his sage musical guidance; Valerie Collins for the beautiful artwork; Kenji Hayashi and his family for everything (especially the feasts!); The Yamagishi family; Berkeley Rose Waldorf School; Barbara Marcotte; Gabriel Shepard; and everyone who supported the development and completion of this album.

Finally, I offer this album in loving memory of those I wish I could have shared it with but who are no longer with us, including Ronald Ferreira, Miyoko Yamagishi, Jerry and Cynthia Wyman, and Adam Twain.

“Twilight” © Zen-on Music Ltd.; “Ivan Sings” © G. Schirmer, Inc.; “Night Mood” © Universal MCA; “Evening in the Meadow” © Alfred Pub Co Inc.; “Noel” © SDRM.