CD Beethoven's Wig, Vol. 3: Many More Sing-Along Symphonies (CD 145669), Audio Other
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Beethoven's Wig, Vol. 3: Many More Sing-Along Symphonies

  • 1. Bull in a China Shop (after Bizet's Toreador Song from Carmen)
    2. Chap in a Cap (after Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major)
    3. Play My Song (after Beethoven's Work for Mandolin)
    4. Manly Man, A (after Saint-Sans' Elephant from Carnival of the Animals)
    5. Whistling Happily (after Rossini's William Tell Overture)
    6. Where oh Where (after Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette)
    7. Silver Winds (after Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Reed Flutes from the Nutcracker Suite)
    8. They're There (after Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
    9. Here Lies Homer Jones (after Saint-Sans' Fossils from Carnival of the Animals)
    10. How to Succeed as Royalty (after Couperin's The Trophy from 4th Book of Harpsichord Pieces)
    11. King Henry (after Telemann's Recorder Concerto in C major)
    12. Sawdust (after Bach's Gavotte from Cello Suite No. 6 in D major)
    13. Ramona (after Michael Haydn's Minuet & Trio from Concerto in D Major)
    14. When the Angels Play (after Handel's Harp Concerto in B flat)
    15. Anybody in There? (after Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor)
    16. Take Me to Your Leader (after Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra)
    17. Carmen, opera: Toreador Song
    18. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: Excerpt
    19. Sonatina for mandolin & piano in C major, WoO 44/1
    20. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Elephant
    21. Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Excerpt
    22. Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor
    23. Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. 71a: Dance of the Reed Flutes
    24. Sorcerer's Apprentice, The (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra: Excerpt
    25. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Fossils (Excerpt)
    26. Trophe, for harpsichord, Le (Pices de clavecin, IV, 22e ordre): Excerpt
    27. Concerto for recorder, strings & continuo in C major, TWV 51:C1: Excerpt
    28. Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Gavotte (Excerpt)
    29. Trombone Concerto in D major (extracted from Divertimento, MH 68): Minuet / Trio (Excerpt)
    30. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: Excerpt
    31. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37): Excerpt
    32. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176): Opening
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 618125

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Perlmutter; Ted Lobinger; Richard Perlmutter; Ted Lobinger
    EngineerTed Lobinger; Jason Wormer

    Lyricist: Richard Perlmutter.
    Personnel: Richard Perlmutter (vocals, whistling); Michael A. Perlmutter (vocals); Elin Carlson (soprano); Jonathan Mack (tenor, whistling); Mike Geiger (bass voice); Amy Wilkins (harp); Maria Kliegel (cello); Alain Trudel (trombone); Michael Thompson (horns); Mark Gasbarro (piano); Alan Cuckston (harpsichord); Wolfgang Rubsam (organ).
    Audio Mixer: Ted Lobinger.
    Recording information: The Village Recorders, Santa Monica, CA.
    Directors: Michael Thompson ; Alain Trudel .
    Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta.
    Arranger: Mike Geiger.
    Composer Richard Perlmutter's BEETHOVEN'S WIG children's classical music series features humorous singalong lyrics to well-known classical pieces, from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" to Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Perlmutter is the latest practitioner of a genre popularized by Spike Jones, whose hilarious takes on the "William Tell Overture," "The Nutcracker Suite," and PAGLIACCI, among other works, are now classics in their own right. BEETHOVEN'S WIG 3 includes wacky lyrics set to the music of such pieces as Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra," Saint Saens's "Carnival of the Animals," and Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite."

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