Such Stuff as Dreams…

A Lullaby Album for Children and Adults

Carol Rosenberger, piano

Carol Rosenberger’s Perchance to Dream (DE 3079) set the standard for a classy all-ages program of relaxing music. Designed to introduce the very young to the sounds of great classical music, Perchance found a wide range of uses – a favorite stress reducer for adults, an accompaniment to surgery, a wellness enhancer, a way to ease pain during illness…
Following in the footsteps of Perchance, Such Stuff As Dreams… offers soothing music whose gentle melodies have a quality of innocence and whose unhurried rhythms are gently swaying. Rosenberger has once again put together a program drawn from great piano classics, including beautiful little pieces written especially for children. Such Stuff… includes a unique companion disc, which Rosenberger explains: “In this lullaby album I included three lovely melodies – one by Mozart, one by Schubert, and one by Beethoven – each created by a great master as a basis for a famous theme-and-variation work. The Such Stuff… disc lets you get to know the melodies by themselves. The companion disc shows you what wonderful music evolved from each melody.”
Disc 1 – The Lullabys
  • Schumann: About Faraway Lands and People (Scenes from Childhood) (1:45)
  • Kabalevsky: Dance on the Lawn, Op. 27, Book I No. 15 (:56)
  • Schubert: Andante from Impromptu in B-Flat, Op. 142 No. 3 (2:29)
  • Bartok: Rose Garden, Op. 42 No. 26, from For Children (1:16); Lost Loves, Op. 42 No. 3, from For Children (:56)
  • Mozart: Andante grazioso from Sonata in A, K. 331 (2:16)
  • Kabalevsky: Cradle Song, Op. 27, Book II No. 5 (1:16) A Little Tale, Op. 27, Book I No. 1 (1:10)
  • Beethoven: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo from Sonata in E, Op. 109 (3:04)
  • Grieg: In My Homeland, Op. 43 No. 3 (2:38)
  • Ravel: Menuet from Sonatine (3:28)
  • Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (La fille aux cheveux de lin) (3:04)
  • Mozart: Adagio from Sonata in F, K. 332 (5:51)
  • Brahms: Waltz in A-Flat, Op. 39 No. 15 (1:27); Waltz in E Major, Op. 39 No. 2 (1:27); Intermezzo in A, Op. 18 No. 2 (6:21)
  • Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 (3:58)
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D, Op. 85 No. 4 (3:07): Song Without Words in A, Op. 19 No. 4 (2:16); Song Without Words in D, Op. 102 No. 2 (2:54); Song Without Words in E-Flat, Op. 67 No. 1 (3:08);
  • Schubert: Impromptu in A-Flat, Op. 142 No. 2 (8:25)
Disc 2 – Companion Disc
  • Schubert: Impromptu in B-Flat, Op. 142 No. 3 (13:10)
  • Mozart: Sonata in A, K. 331 [25:56] Andante grazioso (15:10) Menuetto (7:12) Alla Turca (3:34)
  • Beethoven: Sonata in E, Op. 109 [22:58] Vivace, ma non troppo (4:04) Prestissimo (2:42) Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo (16:12)