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A child's celebration of classical music
Music for Little People (Firm)
Publication Information:
Redway, CA : Music for Little People, pc1999.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
In the hall of the Mountain King / Grieg (Boston Pops; Arthur Fiedler, conductor) (3:16) -- Sleeping beauty / M. Ravel; text by Lee Cohen (narrated by Meryl Streep; performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) (2:13) -- Gerald McBoing Boing / Gail Kubik (Carol Channing; Little Orchestra Society of New York) (13:43) -- Music box / Bobby McFerrin (3:40) -- Tubby the tuba / G. Kleinsinger (Danny Kaye) (2:47) -- Water music / Haendel [sic] (Symfunny Orchestra) (2:12) -- Peter and the wolf / S. Prokofiev (narrated by David Bowie; Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor) (27:04)
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Format :
Music CD


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XX(1041391.2) Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual
#805 Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual

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Classical music recordings

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4-Following the same format as the other titles in the series, this recording places several selections from the classical music genre together. However, this recording contains fewer selections than the previous releases because one of the tracks is 27 minutes long ("Peter and the Wolf," narrated by David Bowie with The Philadelphia Orchestra). Some of the pieces will be familiar to children from cartoons ("In the Hall of the Mountain King"), while others add a new twist to classical standards (Handel's "Water Music" is performed here by the Symfunny Orchestra, who work entirely with toy instruments). The selections show the varieties of classical music styles, demonstrating that the genre is anything but stuffy. After all, how could anything that encompasses Carol Channing performing the wonderfully Dr. Seuss-ian "Gerald McBoing Boing" be considered stuffy? The most pleasant surprise here is Bobby McFerrin's vocal-classical piece, "Music Box," executed with typical grace. Though the selection quality remains high throughout, transitions are a bit jumpy. For example, McFerrin's haunting piece is followed immediately by Danny Kaye's smash-bang rendition of "Tubby the Tuba." However, this is a minor concern in such a fine gathering of music. An excellent choice for music collections.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.