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Beethoven's Wig 4: Dance Along Symphonies
Beethoven's Wig
Beethoven's Wig 4: Dance Along Symphonies
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Children's Music
 
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #1

Boogie with Beethoven's Wig! Move to the music while delighting in zany lyrics set to classic music pieces written especially for dance. Step into a fun foundation for classical music and timeless dances that will last a...  more »

     
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Boogie with Beethoven's Wig! Move to the music while delighting in zany lyrics set to classic music pieces written especially for dance. Step into a fun foundation for classical music and timeless dances that will last a lifetime.

Inspired and wildly imaginative, the Beethoven's Wig series has won 40 national awards including three Grammy Award nominations. It has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and on NBC's Today Show.

The CD booklet includes lyrics, trivia questions and activities. The instrumental performance of each piece is also included without lyrics.

Beethoven's Wig is the classical music sensation for the whole family!

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CD Reviews

Sequels - who needs `em? (Kids and music lovers, that's who
Mark Stevens | Alameda, CA USA | 08/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always been suspicious -- even cynical -- about sequels. So after the original Beethoven's Wig swept my daughter away while so engagingly reintroducing me to some favorite classics, I was pleasantly surprised when Wig 2, and then Wig 3, somehow managed to sustain the magic of Wig 1. I thought it couldn't get any better, and then here comes Wig 4. The artist may not like this, but I have to tell you to jump to the last cut first -- "Beep Beep Beep," lyricist/vocalist Richard Perlmutter's take on Beethoven's beautiful Moonlight Sonata -- to hear a mini-masterpiece of storytelling for children and adults alike. It's the perfect exclamation point at the end of what is now four Beethoven's Wig albums that seldom waiver in their enthralling ingenuity and craftsmanship. Then you and your little ones can go back and listen to all that the whole album has to offer, while knowing that "Beep Beep Beep" is waiting for you again at the end. Along the way, you'll encounter marching bands with aching feet, a comically frustrated dog owner trying to teach him to roll over, a very different look inside the circus, and stories set to spirited waltzes that will make the family want to all get up and dance together -- all while (re)discovering some of the greatest classical repertoire. How Beethoven's Wig managed to not only sustain the charm of the original but also maintain this level of artistry amazes me, and continues to delight even my(now older) daughter. Highly recommended!"
More fun and silliness for Beethoven's Wig fans
C. Miller | California | 09/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are some really fun tracks on this CD, plus there are American composers (Sousa and Joplin) for the first time."
Excellent Addition
JMNABN | Santa Rosa, CA United States | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 4th CD is a perfect addition to the set, especially tracks 4 (Give me a midnight snack, to the tune of Bizet's "Habanero") and 12 (Beep beep beep--which gives a whole new perspective of "Moonlight Sonata"). For classical music lovers, it's really great and for those new to classical musical or who've never before thought of it as "music", the lyrics are hilarious and catchy, and help the listener think perhaps those "ancient composers" actually knew what they were doing."