A Summer with Elise follows the successful collection A Spaniard for Elise (EB 8769). Once again, the stylistic means of a wide variety of genres are combined - often with a wink - from classic to romantic and film music to jazz rhythms.
And so will Elise marvel at the starry sky, go to the theater, fall in love with Vienna, meet Mozart, encounter jugglers, listen to Spanish music, dance to Latin American rhythms, have breakfast for two, ride the waves, dream under the clouds, cheer at the playing field, travel on the Orient Express, experience a wild chase, dream at the movies, or simply enjoy the peace of the evening. Many pictorial instructions along with recordings of the pieces inspire, support and motivate expressive play.
Since Primo and Secondo often have similar demands, the easy to moderately difficult compositions may encourage music-making with peers or family members.