Notes and Editorial Reviews
Praised by the LA Times as “a dazzling delight,” Phyllis Chen’s new album features a wide range of works written or dedicated to her in the last few years, as she continues to expand the range of the toy piano in a concert setting. Also an active composer, Ms. Chen's creative sensibility pervades these commissions, as her innovative approach to the instrument emboldened the composers to experiment and imagine new worlds for this under appreciated instrument. From virtuosic solo works such as 2009 UnCaged Toy Piano competition winner Fabian Svenssons’s Toy Toccata to the ambient-loop based title track The Little Things by Angélica Negrón for toy instruments, the diversity of the seven tracks on this recording is tied together
by a focus on the toy piano as a central voice in composition. Read less
Works on This Recording
Okura, for toy piano by Takuji Kawai
Phyllis Chen (Toy Piano)
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs.
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