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Baby Einstein - Baby Beethoven - Symphony of Fun (2002)

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: n, a
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
  • Run Time: 29 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006II6R
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,053 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • "Concert Hall" Feature Plays Music Only
  • Repeat Play and Auto-Play Options
  • Video Tutorial: Baby Einstein Overview
  • Printed Parent Guide
  • DVD-ROM Coloring Book

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Classical music has been scientifically proven to encourage cognitive development in young children. Baby Beethoven, a 29-minute Baby Einstein production, presents excerpts from five of the composer's most famous symphonies, as well as incidental music, in a child-friendly, sensory-rich format. Familiar Beethoven themes like the Ode to Joy from his Ninth Symphony are playfully rendered on electric piano and accompanied by colorful images of toys in action, puppetry, and babies at play. The musical excerpts are relatively short and the imagery is quick-paced and varied enough to grab the limited attention span of viewers age 1 to 36 months. Unlike previous Baby Einstein presentations, each symphonic excerpt (though not the incidental music) is labeled--a feature that encourages further exploration of favorite pieces. Baby Beethoven is an aural and visual feast that promotes creativity, mental awareness, and an appreciation for classical music in infants, toddlers, and their parents. --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

ASIN: B00006II6R DESCRIPTION:Captivating sights and glorious sounds to stimulate and delight your baby!
-- Introduces babies to the wonder of Beethoven's works
-- Filled with visual treats and musical masterpieces

Early on in babies' development, they begin to recognize primary colors such as blue, red, and yellow. And all the while, they're also processing an infinite variety of new sights and sounds. Think of the joy you'll experience as you introduce your little one to beautiful music and imagery with Baby Beethoven™ Symphony of Fun. Featuring timeless works by one of the world's greatest composers, this exciting musical journey exposes infants to classical music while presenting them wtih vibrant, baby-friendly images.

Developed with babies in mind, this stimulating celebration of some of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions will provide an enchanting opportunity for you and your little one to watch, listen and make new discoveries together! END

DVD Features
-- Repeat play
-- Language tracks (Spanish, French and English)
-- Discovery cards
-- Puppet shows
-- Toy chest

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-forward through the first five minutes... December 30, 2002
By etacb
Format:VHS Tape
The "meat" of this video is as enjoyable as the previous two musical-themed Baby Einstein videos (Baby Bach, and Baby Mozart), but I am disappointed that Disney, who is now the parent company of Baby Einstein, chose to change the format we moms have come to depend on. When you have a crying baby, it's always great to just pop in a Baby Einstein video, because "the show" usually starts up right after the caterpillar creeps across the screen. Then it's usually 28 or so minutes of non-stop fun, followed by the "Hi, I'm Julie Clark..." advertising portion, and then on to the credits, which show each toy that was used in the video. This was always great because a baby would still be watching right up until the very end even though "the show" was over. Not so with the Baby Beethoven VHS! This video features a full five minutes of the newly redone advertising portion AT THE START OF THE VIDEO! This does not capture a baby's attention right away like all the other Baby Einstein videos. Also, since the ads are at the start of the video, the tape ends rather abruptly, and although the manufacturers of toys used are names, each toy is not shown again. This is a bummer if you want to buy any of the toys and you don't know what they're called. Aside from these couple of complaints, the video itself is good, but I would really recommend to Disney, for future Baby Einstein videos, that they please put the ad section at the end instead of up front.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing! December 31, 2002
Format:DVD
My 6 month old daughter watched Baby Mozart VHS first and sat through the entire video (about 30 minutes)! A couple of days later I played this DVD which is almost double the length, she again watched the whole thing attentatively. Since the dvd is easier to play, we have been playing it at least a couple of time a day and everytime she quietly watches it, rubbing her little feet in satisfaction. Further, she watches it all by herself on her bouncer seat, or sitting on sofa, giving us plenty of time to ourselves - since she loves us to hold her these days.
I tried to play others like the ballet Swan Lake, thinking the beautiful classical music along with ballet would do the same trick. Boy was I wrong! I guess that's why these Baby Einstein titles are no ordinary products, they simply catch baby's attention easily.
Get these titles, they are well worth the money and they'll last a long time.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Disneyfied October 23, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Just wanted to let anyone who was disappointed by Disney's influence over the last release (Baby Newton) know that this newest video is more or less true to form of the original videos.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There is always one in the crowd... January 20, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I should start by explaining that in our household have numerous Baby Einstein videos --Mozart, both Dolittle's, Shakespeare, Van Gogh-- which we adore and watch nearly every day. My 2.5 year old and 10 month old both love the music and the whimsical puppets, etc.

THAT SAID, my 10 month old (who was 7 at the original time of purchase) can not stand to watch the Baby Beethoven video. He bursts into tears every time I have tried to show it to him. (I've tried different points on the tape.)

I have no idea why this should be so (music too somber? puppets too scary?) but I thought I should warn those who were making their first purchase to try any of the other videos.

Pam T~
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works like a miracle with fussy babies September 15, 2003
Format:DVD
This DVD is absolutely wonderful! It is one of the only things that will quiet my fussy baby. It is truly a lifesaver, as it occupies him so that I can get work done at home. He watches the DVD for the entire 30 minutes straight! Not even children's shows on TV will hold his attention like that. Contrary to some of the other reviews, I find the video very entertaining and even comical in parts ! The images are perfect for babies, and the music is well orchestrated for little ones, yet entertaining enough for adult ears. If you buy the DVD version, you don't have to listen to any of the advertisements that the reviewers complained about after buying the VHS version. I would definitely recommend this DVD for anyone who has a baby. We will be buying more Baby Einstein products in the future.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great dvd! February 21, 2005
Format:DVD
My 6-month-old loves this dvd. We rotate it with Baby Mozart and the Language Nursery DvDs and she doesn't get seem to get bored with it. She especially loves the puppets. One thing that I would change would be the first 4 minutes or so as it takes a while to really get going. Also, there is a scene with a puzzle that goes on way too long and my daughter starts to get a bit antsy. Otherwise, great dvd.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good one to start your collection June 28, 2003
Format:DVD
My four-month-old son just loves Baby Beethoven and Baby Mozart. Their very similiar in format -- lovely music, colorful toys, objects spinning, etc. So if you're looking for a couple Baby Einstein films to start your collection for your young infant, Baby Beethoven would be perfect. My son loves it -- he smiles and giggles when he knows it's coming on, he laughes and "talks" to the puppets, and wiggles his legs all around. I think I even saw his swaying or dancing one time.
So if your baby is very young (say, under 8 months or so?), I recommend sticking to this type of film -- where your child loves the colors, movements, shapes, etc. But be careful moving on to other Baby Einstein films. My four-month-old hated Baby Neptune, since it had more real life footage -- kids playing in a puddle, a whale crashing into the sea, etc. Not the most exciting for a young infant. I think it just has to do with colors and silliness -- my son even loves the VeggieTales DVDs -- and not an interest in seeing actual people.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
The music and the visuals are just beautiful. My 2 year old grandson seemed to enjoy this video, but it did not hold his undivided attention as much as Baby Mozart.
Published 2 months ago by D. M. Trujillo
3.0 out of 5 stars baby beethoven
i ordered this for my son. he didnt seem particularly fond of it. in fact, he seemed kind of bored with it.
Published 4 months ago by It's Leese
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My baby loves it, therefore I love it. And it plays beautiful music and is such a great learning tool.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
My son is 5 months old and loves this video. It is entertaining and very educational. I highly recommend it!
Published 8 months ago by Rebecca A. Dunlop
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Beethoven
Great Video!!! My son loves this video I will buy more like this one...I would recommend this to moms with toddlers who get bored easy.
Published 9 months ago by Angela Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I started letting my son watch this when he was just a couple months and he loved it... Only thing is, you can get them free online now but if you don't have access this is great!
Published 9 months ago by kukoly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video
The video has been great. Baby boy loves it & smiles & coos every time he sees the DVD case come out. We even took it with us on our long trip
Published 9 months ago by Baby love
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Baby Einstein DVDs
It is very entertaining and I highly recommend it. It doesn't get boring to watch over and over because it has a lot of Baby Einstein puppet scenes in it, which my 9 month old... Read more
Published 10 months ago by genxandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great even for background music
This DVD is so nice to listen to in the morning while making breakfast. My son loves the music and the video content is charming.
Published 11 months ago by T.J.P
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Mozart edition
I bought this back in 2010 used from an Amazon seller. The music is good, but the graphic doesn't easily catch a small child's attention. Read more
Published 12 months ago by C. DICKERSON
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