Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Leon Jessel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky|
25 Children's Favorites
Genres: Special Interest, Classical, Children's Music
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A Wonderful Introduction to the Classics
P. Kingsriter | Lakeville, MN United States | 03/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With total playing time clocking in at 78:04 minutes of music, you'll be paying about 6-cents/minute, which is a better bargain than long distance phone calls, and often more rewarding! This disc is far superior than most other "Classics for Kids"-type recordings I've sampled for a number of reasons:1) This album was expertly engineered. The production quality on this disc is first-rate from start to finish with crisp, clear sound. 2) The pieces were expertly picked. There is wonderful sonic variety here, spanning hundreds of years of wonderful melodies. There are orchestral pieces, harpsichord pieces, solo piano, and a piano concerto, capped off with Saint-Seans whimsical Carnival of the Animals. What kid (or adult) wouldn't love that?3) The performances are, without exeption, expert! The pieces were definately screened for quality as well as content. Many are simply a joy to behold. Walter Klein is a particular stand-out, almost giddily prancing through Schumann's pieces. Believe it or not, he sounds even more impressive when backed up by the always inspiring Minnesota Orchestra on Mozart's Piano Concerto #17.In short, this album is a great album even before you factor in the great price. You and your children are almost guaranteed to enjoy every 6-cents worth!"
The perfect package
J. A. Reichlin | Indian River, MI USA | 10/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the most wonderful collection to have on 1 CD. Children from birth on up can benefit from this musical collage.
Songs from the "Nutcracker" are familiar and comfortable for many children. What child wouldn't love "March of the Tin Soldiers?"
Selections from Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" is a must in my creative movement library. Every child should be exposed to this music. Well,I believe every age should be."
Children's Favorites a solid purchase
J. Stevens | Denver, CO USA | 03/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD mostly delivered what was expected of it. The only critique I have is that some of the tempos could have been cleaner, and that it should be cross-referenced by the other composers besides J. S. Bach."