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  • Beethoven's Wig - Volume 3 (Kids CD) Beethoven's Wig - Volume 3 (Kids CD)

Beethoven's Wig - Volume 3 (Kids CD)

Item #: 016649

Quick Overview

Inspired and wildly imaginative, Beethoven's Wig is one of the best introductions to classical music you could give to your children.

Featuring snippets of 11 classical music staples--Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, et al.--the disc and its creators, Richard Perlmutter and friends, pour on the silly lyrics the first time around to familiarize young ears to the old masters. Then in the last half of the record, the orchestra plays the same "serious" music pieces instrumentally. You might cheerfully recall Alan Sherman's popular spoofs of old classical works in Wig and you'll again chuckle at pieces like "Drip, Drip, Drip," which adapts Delibes's "Pizzicato from Sylvia."

You'll also marvel at the expertise throughout the CD, with all the pieces well played yet thoroughly fun. Beethoven's Wig is an orchestral treasure with a sense of humor as old or as new as its listeners (and the fun questions that run throughout the CD's liner notes are almost as entertaining as the zany musical interludes).
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Format: CD
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 2006

Track Listing:
1. Bull in a China Shop
2. Chap in a Cap
3. Play My Song
4. A Manly Man
5. Whistling Happily
6. Where Oh Where
7. Silver Winds
8. They're There
9. Here Lies Homer Jones
10. How to Succeed as Royalty
11. King Henry
12. Sawdust
13. Ramona
14. When the Angels
15. Anybody In There?
16. Take Me to Your Leader
17. Toreador Song from Carmen
18. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major
19. Work for Mandolin
20. Elephant from Carnival of the Animals
21. William Tell Overture 2
22. Funeral March of a Marionette 1
23. Dance of the Reed Flutes from The Nutcracker Suite
24. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
25. Fossils from Carnival of the Animals
26. The Trophy from 4th Book of Harpsichord Pieces
27. Recorder Concerto in C major
28. Gavotte from Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
29. Minuet & Trio from Concerto in D Major
30. Harp Concerto in Bb
31. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
32. Also Sprach Zarathustra