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Beethoven For Babies - Brain Training For Little Ones


Release Date: 08/11/1998 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462711   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bella DavidovichZoltán KocsisClaudio ArrauSviatoslav Richter,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerFrans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsQuartetto ItalianoOrchestra of the 18th Century
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains both DDD and ADD recordings.
Science has virtually confirmed what classical music lovers have intuitively known through the ages: what proves to be profound, deep and enriching is also, simply, good for us. This comes as no surprise because the intricacies of classical music are not only aesthetically pleasing but they also help to develop our mental muscles as well. And what could be more challenging for the brain than Beethoven?
Although Beethoven is known for storming the musical heavens with his passionate musicality, he also revealed a seductive and soft-spoken melodic gift. Opening this CD is a delightful set of variations on Scottish, Irish and Welsh tunes. Written for piano and flute, the gentleness of
Read more these tunes will stimulate the growing minds of the youngest of music lovers among us.
The rest of the CD is devoted to excerpts from some of Beethoven's more familiar works, including the gorgeous 'Adagio cantabile' from the "Pathetique" sonata and the "Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony. Of course, no Beethoven CD for babies could be complete without Beethoven's most well-known piece, "Für Elise." Clearly, this is an essential CD for all toddlers - and a good listen for the rest of us as well. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3: 3rd movement, Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4. Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3: 3rd movement, Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5. Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2: 2nd movement, Tempo di Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93: 2nd movement, Allegretto scherzando by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8. Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: 4th movement, Alla danza tedesca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 18, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11. Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral": 4th movement, Rondo, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12. National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105: no 1, The cottage maid by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13. National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105: no 4, The last rose by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14. National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105: no 5, Chiling O'Guirg by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
15. National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105: no 6, English Bulls by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
16. National Airs and Variations (10) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 107: no 4, St. Patrick's Day by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano), Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
17. National Airs and Variations (10) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 107: no 8, O Mary, at the window by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano), Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18. National Airs and Variations (10) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 107: no 9, Oh, thou art the lad by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano), Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Variationen über 6 Volksweisen, Op.105: 1. The cottage maid (Walisich)
Variationen über 6 Volksweisen, Op.105: 4. The last rose of summer (Irisch)
Variationen über 6 Volksweisen, Op.105: 5. Chiling O'Guiry (Irisch)
Variationen über 6 Volksweisen, Op.105: 6. Paddy whack (Irisch)
Variationen über 10 Volksweisen, Op.107: 4. St. Patrick's day (Irisch)
Variationen über 10 Volksweisen, Op.107: 8. O Mary at the window be (Schottisch)
Variationen über 10 Volksweisen, Op.107: 9. Oh, thou are the lad of my heart (Schottisch)
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio cantabile
String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130: 4. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)
Piano Sonata No.7 in D, Op.10 No.3: 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: No.16 Finale. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No.18 in E flat, Op.31 No.3 -"The Hunt": 3. Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso)
Piano Sonata No.20 in G, Op.49 No.2: 2. Tempo di Menuetto
Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4.: Allegro assai -
Piano Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 -"Pastorale": 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto

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