Label's Note (4/99) - "The award-winning Classical Kids series introduces children -- and adults -- to the joys of classical music. A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for these fun-filled musical adventures. A celebration of poetry, song and classical music. The storyRead more follows a family from playtime to dreamtime as they journey through the nursery, the park, the streets of Olde London and then off to bed. A rich variety of great classical lullabies, rounds for family singing and traditional English songs as well as pieces from the Leider, Romantic Opera and Classical Orchestral traditions are featured. Excerpts from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, Pachelbel and Tchaikovsky are woven into a colourful musical collage with classic poetry from three centuries - William Blake (1700s), Eugene Fields (1800s) and Dennis Lee (1900s) - with poems written and performed by today's children." Includes traditional round(s). Includes wiegenlied(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Read less
Works on This Recording
Das Kinderspiel, K 598by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Period: Classical Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria Language: English
Ave Mariaby Charles Gounod Period: Romantic Written: 1859; France Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.'