Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along SymphoniesSpring 2002 Music
Ages: 2 - 10 yrs.
Record Label: Rounder Records Corporation
CD Price: $12.98
Review:The premise behind Sing Along Symphonies is that children will learn some of the great melodies of our stellar composers (Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, Offenbach, Haydn, Purcell, Delibes, Schumann, Bach, and Tchaikovsky) if they can sing silly lyrics along with these modified versions of symphonic hit-parade tunes. The problem is that the words written to accompany these melodies are often hard to sing in time with the music, even for an adult. So, there won't be much sing-along going on. However, the music is undeniably beautiful and well worth introducing to young audiences. The accompanying book includes some nice suggestions for activities to further spark a child's interest in classical music.
Erich Parker, APR ©2002 Parents' Choice
Erich Parker has sung with opera companies and in recital programs around the world and regularly performs under the aegis of The Smithsonian Institution. In addition, he is a frequent guest speaker at schools and student organizations.
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