Summer Daydreams

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Summer Daydreams
Studio album by Kevin Kern
Released August 4, 1998
Recorded January 13–17, 1998
Genre New-age, instrumental
Label Real Music
Producer Terence Yallop
Kevin Kern chronology
Beyond the Sundial
Summer Daydreams
In My Life
Professional ratings
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Summer Daydreams is the third album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on August 4, 1998. [2]

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

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New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, reading as a method of stress management to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance, or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality.


According to Kern's bio in his official website, "Le Jardin" and "Return to Love" were used in the Korean Endless Love series Autumn in My Heart .

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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

Endless Love is the unofficial title for a set of four Korean drama series directed by Yoon Seok-ho, produced by KBS from 2000 to 2006.

<i>Autumn in My Heart</i> South Korean television series

Autumn in My Heart is a 2000 South Korean romantic television drama, starring Song Seung-heon, Song Hye-kyo and Won Bin. The series is the first installment of season-themed tetralogy Endless Love drama series directed by Yoon Seok-ho. It aired on KBS2 from September 18 to November 7, 2000, on Mondays and Tuesdays for 16 episodes.

Track listing

All compositions by Kevin Kern.

  1. "Le Jardin" – 4:51
  2. "Once in the Long Ago" – 5:26
  3. "Twilight's Embrace" – 7:00
  4. "Water Tapestry" – 2:55
  5. "Pan's Return" – 4:36
  6. "Pastel Reflections" – 4:31
  7. "Whisperings" – 5:02
  8. "Summer Daydreams" – 5:18
  9. "Dance of the Dragonfly" – 3:58
  10. "Return to Love" – 4:23

Liner Notes

Music as luminous and intimate as a Monet painting has become the standard from pianist Kevin Kern, whose In the Enchanted Garden has become a cherished favorite in over 40 countries. Subtle colorings, including violins, cellos and clarinet, combine with gentle and eloquent piano songs to evoke a setting for Summer Daydreams.

Pianist musician who plays the piano

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<i>In the Enchanted Garden</i> album

In the Enchanted Garden is the debut album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on February 27, 1996.

Violin bowed string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths

The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. Most violins have a hollow wooden body. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. Smaller violin-type instruments exist, including the violino piccolo and the kit violin, but these are virtually unused. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow.


Kevin Kern American musician

Kevin Kern is an American pianist, composer and recording artist of new-age music. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is now generally recognized as a representative of the new-age style. Born legally blind, Kern is aided in studio by SONAR’s accessibility and Dancing Dots’ assistive music technologies for the vision impaired.

Piano musical instrument

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Keyboard instrument class of musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.

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  1. Allmusic review
  2. Summer Daydreams at AllMusic,