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Listen, Learn, & Grow: Playtime [Boxset]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: Sabre Dance - Jacques Offenbach
    2. Carmen Suites for orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): March of the Toreadors - Gioachino Rossini
    3. Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano No. 2 (the "original" No. 2) in C sharp minor (I & II), S. 244/2 (LW A132/2): Excerpt - Hector Berlioz
    4. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie - Johann Strauss II
    5. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: Allegro finale - Johann Strauss II
    6. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113: Golliwog's Cake Walk - Frdric Chopin
    7. Parade of the Tin Soldiers for orchestra (Parade der Zinsoldaten), Op. 123 - Georg Philipp Telemann
    8. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Fossils - Elgar Howarth
    9. Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Sleeping Beauty Waltz, The - Billy Mayerl
    10. Giselle, ballet: Allegro - Cadman
    11. Giselle, ballet: Gallop - Gilbert
    12. Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67: Peter in the Meadow & The Bird - Sergey Prokofiev
    13. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vstavski), for piano: Ballet of the Chickens - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    14. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): Gallop - Johann Strauss II
    15. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Pizzicato - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    16. Polka italienne, for piano, 4 hands in E flat minor/E flat major, TN ii/21 - Richard Wagner
    17. Red Poppy, ballet, Op. 70: Russian Sailor's Dance, The - Bedrich Smetana
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Shepherd's Hey!, folk song for orchestra (BFMS 16) - Aram Khachaturian
    2. Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437) - Bizet
    3. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: In the Hall of the Mountain King - Franz Liszt
    4. Symphony No. 1: "La nuit des tropiques" (Night in the Tropics), for orchestra, D. 104 (RO 255): Festa Criolla - Bach
    5. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: Hungarian Dance No. 5 - George Frederick Handel
    6. Orphe aux enfers, operetta: Can-can - Claude Debussy
    7. Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Overture - Leon Jessel
    8. Marche de Rkczy (Rkczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109
    9. Perpetuum Mobile (Perpetual Motion), Ein musikalischer Scherz, for orchestra, Op. 257 (RV 257) - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
    10. Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234 - Adam
    11. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212 - Adam
    12. Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 52:D1: Vivace - Sergey Prokofiev
    13. Pomp and Circumstance, marches (5) for orchestra, Op. 39: [Unspecified] Pomp and Circumstance - Modest Mussorgsky
    14. Parade of the Sandwich-Board Men, for piano - Aram Khachaturian
    15. Thunderbird Suite for orchestra: Wolf Song - Delibes
    16. Indian Scenes, for piano: On the Jocko - Sergey Rachmaninov
    17. Lieutenant Kij, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60: Troika - Reinhold Glire
    18. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro - Percy Grainger
    19. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228 - Johann Strauss II
    20. Tale of Tsar Saltan, The (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: Flight of the Bumblebee - Edvard Grieg
    21. Die Walkre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Walkyries - Louis Moreau Gottschalk
    22. Prodan nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Dance of the Comedians - Johannes Brahms
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - George Frederick Handel
    2. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293: Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi
    3. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: Allegro ma non troppo - Ludwig van Beethoven
    4. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: Menuetto Allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    5. Sorochints Fair (Sorochinskaya yarmarka), comic opera (incomplete): Gopak - Modest Mussorgsky
    6. Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Dance of the Hours, La - Amilcare Ponchielli
    7. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium - Saint
    8. Mer, symphonic sketches, La (3) for orchestra, L. 109: Play of the Waves - Claude Debussy
    9. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7): Humoresque
    10. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
    11. Masques et bergamasques, musical comedy in 1 act, Op. 112: Ouverture
    12. Gadfly, film score, Op. 97: Barrel-Organ Waltz, The - Dmitry Shostakovich
    13. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34: Fugue - Britten
    14. Symphony No. 104 in D major ("London"), H. 1/104: Allegro Finale - Franz Joseph Haydn
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 56050

  • Credits
    ProducerDolores Canavan (Compilation); Karen Deal (Compilation)
    Engineer

    This collection of classical favorites serves as a pleasant alternative to much of the music made available to children. Where many albums in the genre can be grating for adults, this is one of the many children's albums made in 2000 and 2001 that gives in to the notion that classical music can be enjoyed by all ages. Abandoning the simplistic keyboard format of most children's music, these are lush arrangements performed by full orchestras. Child-friendly classics like "Pomp and Circumstance" and "Overture (From William Tell)" sit next to dark, complex songs la "Ride of the Walykries" and "Flight of the Bumblebee." The idea that children can enjoy good music, despite its occasional gloomy overtones, is one of the features that makes this stand out. And unlike many classical collections, the songs are presented in their entirety, with some songs going over six minutes long. Parents interested in furthering their children's cultural horizons need not look any further -- this is one album that does not disappoint. ~ Bradley Torreano

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