Music for children: French composers have provided some of the most famous. There’s Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, Debussy’s Children’s Corner, Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye and, of course, Fauré’s Dolly Suite.
Some were written for children to listen to, and some for – albeit pretty musically gifted – children to play. Judging from the photo above (Fauré at the piano with the young Melle Lombard) and the video below, some of the Dolly Suite, at least, falls into the latter category.
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