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
of the tunes.
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
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/15/1968
Notes: Orchestrated: William Smith
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
English Chamber Orchestra
Written: by 1749; London, England
Date of Recording: 11/27/1980
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
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.
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.
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
"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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