Beethoven's Wig 2: More Sing-Along Symphonies

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This witty CD entertains and delights all ages.

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Parents need to know that there's good news! Here are more tunes to sing along to with lyrics as wacky and fun as the ones on Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies -- with productions as stellar and educational value as high.

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What's the story?

BEETHOVEN'S WIG 2 samples Suppe to Mendelssohn, with Verdi, Grieg, Paganini, and more masters in between. Richard Perlmutter gathers forces with an impressive array of orchestral recordings, ensemble musicians, and opera singers in a lyrical frolic through revered classics. Music without lyrics is included on the second half of the CD. From the get-go with "Stuck in the Saddle Again" (Light Cavalry Overture by Suppe), it's a light-hearted romp with serious overtones. Shubert's "Trout" (Trout Quintet) delights with a singing fish: "There is music in the river, there is music in the sea, listen you can hear it, sing along with me."

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The learning quotient on this CD soars with the entertainment value. It's a great way to ease kids into the classics, with no stuffiness involved. The singer of "My Mother Was a Fan" (Prelude 7, Op. 28 by Chopin) complains, "A prelude by Chopin, it ended far too soon"; no doubt, listeners of the CD will agree.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the masters of music presented on this CD, and what makes their music live on.

Music details

Artist:Richard Perlmutter with Symphonies & Singers
Release date:March 23, 2004
Labels:PGD, Rounder
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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