Teachers comment on Davidsson's educational piano compositions

The composer and his educational compositions
"The piano pieces by Elias Davidsson, both those for solo piano as well as the piano duets, exuberate phantasy, playfulness and high musicality. Davidsson's play with sound, rhythm and articulation provides a school of great artistic value, highly recommended for piano teaching." Hildegard Kleeb (Switzerland)

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"Already the titles of Davidsson's miniatures tickle one's curiosity. Melody, harmony and rhythm are original, full of musical humour and awake the interest of the pupil. Davidsson's individual pianistic style enhances players' flexibility and skill." Verena Bennett (Switzerland)

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"The charming titles are not merely catchy tricks: The pieces really stand for what their titles promise. Their unfaked playfulness reveal themselves instantaneously to the listener and to the player...The quality of these pieces can be best perceived by studying the simplest ones for beginners. Even these don't sound meagre, even these display a unique and irresistible charm...My students, beginners, advanced and also graduate, have played a great number of these pieces, including at students' concerts. I am repeatedly being asked by students: 'When may I also play this piece?´"
Gertrud Schneider (Switzerland)

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"These books, under the title Music for a Better World, were evidently written with a vision. They breathe the air of freshness and have a spark to ignite the imagination [...] The music would take any child on a real journey of discovery: there are infectious rhythms and plenty of keyboard colouring (no mere accidentals 'to aid the learning process') - indeed, one realises that students at grade 1 need not be glum!" David Howells, ISM Music Journal, UK, (Sept. 1995)

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