seven pieces in the Children’s Suite for Piano,
and each piece is a beautiful little composition that
stresses some aspect of technique, such as trills, within
the context of a complete composition that is
–adapted from Heidi Von Gunden,
The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press,
Music for Study...is a broad title
that encompasses five separate sets of minatures....Fine
composed these pieces for didactic purposes, but not
specifically for her own few students.
Children’s Suite is a
wonderfully successful set and should be more widely
known and used among piano teachers.
-Leslie Jones, “The Solo Piano Music
of Vivian Fine,” Doctor of Musical Arts thesis,
University of Cincinnatti, 1994.