Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Frederick Handel|
Build Your Baby's Brain 1
Genres: Classical, Children's Music
Hundreds of compilation recordings have been thrust on the market in recent years on the theory that classical music makes a nice, non-threatening accompaniment to everything from working out to making love. And here we ha... more »
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Hundreds of compilation recordings have been thrust on the market in recent years on the theory that classical music makes a nice, non-threatening accompaniment to everything from working out to making love. And here we have one compilation promising to make your baby smarter. It's offensive enough that the music featured on these compilations is spliced up so that the most you hear of any work is a single movement; what's really annoying is the poor quality of so many of the featured performances. So it is some consolation that the artists here include such 20th-century legends as the Cleveland Orchestra under Szell and the Budapest String Quartet with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Of course if these folks were alive, one can imagine their violent objection to this presentation of their work. --Gwendolyn Freed
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You could do worse, but....
L. Ward | 12/24/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was a sweet, daffy idea from the office of our former governor of Georgia, Zell Miller. And copies are still being handed out to every new parent in Georgia (including me), courtesy of Zell's successor. As a freebie, it's great, but if you're going to spend money, may I suggest that there are better choices? Anything by Elgar, Vaughan-Williams, or Mozart seems to entertain and soothe my two-month-old. Incidentally, he also enjoys Scottish folk music (although I have yet to expose him to bagpipes...). Basically, the jury's still out on whether classical music will make him more intelligent. But any exposure to music will certainly enrich his life, and any classical music will serve to introduce you and your baby to its beauty.
Alas, however, this is one of the worst compilations I think I have ever heard, so if you would prefer a compilation, why not spend a few minutes checking around on Amazon for another?"
L. Ward | 08/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was given to me in the hospital when I had my second child courtesy of former governor Zell Miller of Georgia. When I heard about the program of handing them out in the hospital I wondered how good it would really be. But, my newborn as well as my 3 year old loved it. They are now 5 and 2 and we still listen to it. Any time my oldest hears one of the songs being played somewhere else he stops and recognizes it. He says, "Hey Mommy, that's the song on our CD!!" Pretty impressive that a 5 year old boy can recognize classical music! I listen to this more than any other CD I actually paid money for! Thank you, Zell!!"
A Happy Baby means Happy Parents!
sjfoster | Acworth, GA United States | 12/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We were presented with this CD at the hospital when my son was born - under former Georgia governor Zell Miller's program for newborns. My son is 14 months old now and listens to it several times a day. I made a copy to put in the car and one day we were driving along and he was getting very upset and began screaming, since we were trapped in traffic and I was unable to pull over immediately I turned on the music in hopes of "drowning him out" and to my amazement in less than a minute he had calmed down and even waving his arms in time to the music. I don't know yet if it will improve his SAT scores (we have a few years yet to worry about that!) but I do know that he enjoys it and has an early exposure to classical music and hopefully a later appreciation, but for now it helps us relax and enjoy each others company! I would recommend it HIGHLY for any parent and/or child and the sooner you play it the better! It's well worth the $!"