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Build Your Baby's Brain - Through The Power Of Music


Release Date: 08/25/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60815   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenGeorge Frideric HandelFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Lili KrausMieczyslaw HorszowskiJulius LevineJeanne Lamon,   ... 
Conductor:  George SzellEugene OrmandyRaymond LeppardJeanne Lamon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Parents want what's best for their children, and in a day and age where babies are put on waiting lists for the more renowned preschools before they can even crawl, it is no surprise that an album titled BUILD YOUR BABY'S BRAIN THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC! has appeared on the market.
Sony has chosen 17 selections from their back catalog, all "harmonious" as Zell Miller's liner notes call them. Miller, governor of Georgia and a former teacher, believed so strongly in the research behind this album that he made a deal with Sony executives to provide every newborn in Georgia with either a CD or cassette of it. The names of composers and performers--Bach, Mozart, Beethoven; Ormandy, Szell, Horszowski--are likely to be familiar, as are many
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Whether or not this music can really enhance the creation of the brain's neural pathways--and therefore one's learning ability--this collection is as good a place as any to start building your baby's (and your own!) love and appreciation of classical music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1968 
2. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1968 
Notes: Orchestrated: William Smith 
3. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1980 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lili Kraus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1968 
5. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 3rd movement, Presto by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano), Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1962 
6. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jeanne Lamon (Violin), Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Virtuosi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1979 
8. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Virtuosi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1976 
9. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano), Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1962 
10. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Virtuosi
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1976 
11. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Virtuosi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1979 
12. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1968 
14. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1968 
15. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Snashal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphonic Band members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
16. Don Giovanni, K 527: Lŕ ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Snashal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphonic Band members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
17. Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1968 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Frost
This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro
Für Elise
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331; III. (Rondo) Alla Turca. Allegretto
Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 114 "Trout"; III. Scherzo
Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV. 269 "Spring" (from The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 1); I. Allegro
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata No. 147, K.
Canon in D
Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 114 "Trout"; II. Andante
Air ("on the G String") from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
Water Music, HWV 348-350 (Wassermusik); Air
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 "Elvira Madigan"; II. Andante
II. Romance. Andante
"Dove sono" from Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Lŕ ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Little Suite from the "Anna Magdalena Notebook"; III. Bist du bei mir, BWV 508

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