Children's Album

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Children's Album

Op. 39, TH141 • “24 Simple Pieces à la Schumann”

About this work...

Tchaikovsky intended these 24 easy pieces to be played "by" children, rather than "for" them. They're extremely short, all but two clocking in at well under a minute. No. 1 is a slow, tender "Morning Prayer" in 3/4 time. Things pick up with the second item, a moderately-paced but stimulating "Winter Morning." No. 3 is...