Enfantines I

This CD presents piano music by four composers selected and performed by Katherine Day. They are suitable pieces for young pianists to play. Katherine’s profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.

This album of piano music was born out of the challenges Katherine faced in her teaching practice. While teaching exam pieces, she found that students lacked access to truly great recordings of certain works. Performers often seemed to view these pieces as “lesser” works and therefore gave them less attention. Every piece of music deserves to be played with passion and artistry. This album aims to provide beautiful recordings of these often-overlooked works, giving them a greater chance of being performed and appreciated around the world.

Similarly, when teaching serial composition to high school students, she turned to the miniatures of Otto Joachim and Ernst Krenek as exemplary works. She was dissatisfied with existing recordings. This led her to explore complete works and record this collection of music.

She strives to capture the essence of each piece and tell its unique story. She has given my all to tone colour, pedalling, phrasing, and voicing, treating each piece as if it were the greatest work by the greatest composer. She wanted to avoid the “just get through it” attitude so prevalent in many recordings and the harsh, brutalist sound often applied to 20th-century music.

Every piece of music has a story to share, and it is the duty of performers to give our all to every piece we play. Modelling is the most effective way to educate our students. This album exists to inspire piano teachers, their students, and other pianists to create exceptional performances of works that deserve more recognition.

This is Katherine Day’s first solo album but she can also be heard on other Move albums with soprano Shu-Cheen Yu and low flautist Peter Sheridan. She can also be heard on recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM.

Artist

Katherine Day

One of the most versatile pianists of her generation, pianist Katherine Day is in demand as a soloist, orchestral pianist, chamber musician, arranger, repetiteur, and art song collaborator.


Where to buy

Enfantines I is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
February 2024
Copyright
© 2024 Katherine Day
Phonogram
℗ 2024 Move Records
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 655
Alternate catalogue number
MCD655
Barcode
EAN 9314574065527