Beautiful Dreamer is a collection of lullabies arranged, performed & produced by Robin Spielberg on solo piano. A beautiful recording, a wonderful gift. Child Magazine included this collection of lullabies and children’s songs on their “Best CDs for children.”
Beautiful Dreamer is played in NICU’s throughout the US.
$1 from the sale of each CD will benefit The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
Valerie was born too early, and yet, almost too late…
My physicians performed an emergency c-section to save Valerie from an infection that had just taken the life of her twin sister in-utero. Seconds counted. I was in my 23rd week of pregnancy and Valerie’s chances of survival were slim. We watched, waited, and prayed as Valerie, weighing only 1 lb, underwent various procedures, surgery, and struggled through illnesses brought on by her prematurity. We all noticed that Valerie’s vitals (and those of the babies around her) improved when music was playing. Because she ‘listened’ to my music before her birth, it made sense to me to have familiar music playing by her incubator – music and prayer were the only things I could offer. Valerie overcame one obstacle after another during her four-month stay in the intensive care nursery. She was stronger than anyone could know.
Today I continue to share music with Valerie.In fact, she is now a young musician herself!
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REVIEWS: " …a stunning collection of solo piano pieces for little ones. – New England Entertainment Digest
"Piano solos have never sounded prettier. Robin Spielberg’s enchanted fingers breathe new life info family favorites like “The Inch Worm,” “Lavender Blue,” and “The Water is Wide,” all with fine arrangements and crystalline production. Just as nice in the nursery as the den, this CD will touch the hearts of parents and kids alike.- Child Magazine
"This collection of mostly childhood favorites is brimming with gentle, unruffled, unhurried melodies. There are plenty of obvious choices choices – the title track as well as ‘Brahms Lullaby’, “Lavender Blue” and “Puff the Magic Dragon” – along with similarly soft-spun arrangements of “On Top of Old Smokey”, “The Water is Wide” and a childrens medley that includes “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Row Row Row Your Boat”. Even the Joe Cocker hit, “You Are So Beautiful” is lullingly reprised by Spielberg, a classically trained pianist who has a way of making a Steinway Grand sound like one big, giant music box. “Valerie”, the only original piece on the album, is named after Spielberg’s year-old daughter,and like everything else here, the tune reflects the pianist’s appreciation for quiet time, tender thoughts and, more than anything else, sweet dreams." – The Washington Post
"Spielberg’s sonorous Steinway piano has soothed listeners into a ruminative state of relaxation on seven previous albums. On this new outing, she turns her attention to those timeless tunes heard in childhood, treating them as delicious daydreams through artful arrangements…it is the gloriously melancholic traditional tune, “The Water is Wide” that is most memorable here; normally dependent upon a soul-searching vocal line for its undeniable impact, Spielberg’s intriguing arrangement veers off into new directions, yet loses none of the orignal’s heart-wringing sentiment. Another lovely lullaby is “Lavender Blue” from the movie Dumbo; rarely recorded, it has a happy, yet healing ambience that never fails to bring sweet smiles”. PJ Birosik, CDNOW
"Pianist and new age composer Robin Spielberg gave birth to her daughter Valerie in the 23rd week of her pregnancy. During the preemie’s long recovery, Robin played her the soothing music of her own CDs. The intensive care staff noted that Spielberg’s music had a positive effect, both on Valerie and on the babies nearby, so when her daughter came home four months later, Robin created an album of lullabies in honor of her arrival. Beautiful Dreamer contains lovely piano solos ranging from Brahms to “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” -Fit Pregnancy Magazine
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