A surprising and wonderful collection of classical piano works for children that follows Melody’s musical adventures from breakfast to bedtime.
Pianist Jenny Lin designs a concept album for children, evoking the fondest memories of her own childhood.
Traveling back to her days of growing up, pianist Jenny Lin creates a story about a young girl named Melody, and her youthful adventures over the course of a day. Comprised of twenty-six short pieces, Melody’s day begins with the lighthearted sounds of Tchaikovsky and Mozart, and journeys through sprightly pieces by Grieg, Mussorgsky, and many others. This delightful compilation encourages children to find their own joy and playfulness in classical music.
“Enterprising program…nimble fingers…a keen ear for harmonic subtleties…exquisite sensitivity”
Dallas Morning News
“Jenny Lin fascinated the audience with her gorgeous sound, and above all with the exquisite taste of her musical conception”
El Pais (Spain)
Melody's Mostly Musical Day / Jenny Lin • STNS 30043
Release Date: 10/14/2016
Executive Producers: Eric Feidner and Jon Feidner
Producer: Dan Merceruio
Engineer: Daniel Shores
Art Direction: Jackie Fugere
Design: Elisa Bates, Guillermo Rodriguez
Illustrator: Mikela Prevost
Piano Technician: John Veitch
Piano: Steinway Model D #590904 (New York)
About the Artist
Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers…spectacular technique…,” “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist.” Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, SF Jazz, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and the National Gallery of Art. She has appeared at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany.
Since 2000, Jenny’s discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World, and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in Cooking for Jenny by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and Speaking for Myself, a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University.
Jenny is a Steinway Artist.
About Steinway & Sons label
The STEINWAY & SONS music label produces exceptional albums of solo piano music across all genres. The label — a division of STEINWAY & SONS, maker of the world’s finest pianos — is a perfect vessel for producing the finest quality recordings by some of the most talented pianists in the world.