Reviews


Bonjour Ma Petite

American Record Guide - 2012

"Hawkins' offering is an entertaining suite, Bonjour Ma Petite, score for piano, string quartet and double bass, it's conventional in form and style but nonetheless fresh-sounding and charming.

Hawkins designed it to be played by children, and the Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players realize it beautifully."

Filippo Focosi

"l'evocativa Bonjour Ma Petite, ricca di atmosfere musicale da inizio secolo, revisitate con candore e semplicita."

Gapplegate Music Review

"Five miniature movements hold forth in a lyrical diatonicism... there is a vernacular small-town feel to the suite at times, but it in no way panders thereby. And the melodic-thematic content becomes less naive and more sophisticated, but the simple charm of the music persists.

Hawkins designed it to be played by children, and the Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players realize it beautifully."