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Baby Needs Beethoven
et al Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)
Baby Needs Beethoven
Genres: Special Interest, Classical, Children's Music
 
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Classical music for children has become a genre unto itself, founded on the premise of brain-power building and all too often steering parental buyers away from the full-blown versions of particular compositions toward reo...  more »

      
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All Artists: et al Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)
Title: Baby Needs Beethoven
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delos Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Special Interest, Classical, Children's Music
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013491161020

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Classical music for children has become a genre unto itself, founded on the premise of brain-power building and all too often steering parental buyers away from the full-blown versions of particular compositions toward reorchestrated renditions. It's frequently the case that a brain-tickling classical set will be played on digital keyboards, with softened tonal colors and shapes. Not so with this excellent Beethoven set. Recognized ensembles take up the music, from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to the New York Chamber Symphony to the Oxford String Quartet and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The emphasis is on Beethoven's gentler side, from the poetic "Für Elise" for solo piano to the bucolic settings portrayed in the two selections from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6. This is neither a synapse-popping set of virtuoso performances nor an altered look at Beethoven, but it is a well-selected, well-programmed set of works that will ease a child's brain into the works at hand. --Andrew Bartlett
 

CD Reviews

Beautiful Music, Beautiful Renditions
Robin | San Clemente, CA United States | 12/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is lovely, soothing music suitable for babies or tired adults! I began listening to it and other "Baby Needs" CD's (the Guitar compilation is wonderful too) before my daughter was born, and have continued to play it for her ever since. Even Classical music purists shouldn't object to hearing just portions of major works-- the compensation is having a complete collection of calm, peaceful music. Highly recommended."