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Baby Einstein: Lullaby Classics

Baby Einstein Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 16, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Buena Vista
  • ASIN: B0001IXTU4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Variations (Twinkle, Twinkle), K265/300e
2. Minuet In G From Anna Magdalena
3. Piano Sonata In C, K 545, 2nd Movement
4. Spring Song
5. Piano Sonata In D, K 576, 3rd Movement
6. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
7. Canon
8. The Moldau
9. Preludes Book II, Clair De Lune
10. Sonata No.14 (Moonlight), 2nd Movement, Op.27
11. Symphony No.9, New World
12. Fur Elise, WoO 59
13. The Four Seasons, Winter, RV267, 2nd Movement
14. Orchestral Suite No.3 In D, Air, BWV 1068
15. Sonata No.8 (Pathetique), 2nd Movement, Op.13
16. Kinderscene, Op.15
17. Waltz No.15, Lullaby

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114 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting and Soothing for Babies and Adults Alike October 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
First of all, let's clear up one misconception that some other reviewers seem to have -- Just as the Baby Einstein videos are not designed to replicate the directing genius of such Hollywood masterminds as Scorsese or Coppola, the Baby Einstein CDs are not designed to replicate the great symphonies and orchestras of the world! The CDs do indeed utilize great pieces of classical music as their base, but they are not meant to sound as if they are performed by a 120-piece orchestra.

In point of fact, the CDs are meant to work in conjunction with the Baby Einstein video series' various imageries and sounds, meaning they are designed to appeal in simplistic ways to the senses and interests of developing children. They take classical music (which is complex in nature) and replicate it in much simpler ways (via synthesized methods). This allows young developing ears to "tune in" to the various individual sounds and to identify simplistically with the overall melody. And isn't a toddler who wants to hear repeats of Pachebel's Canon or Vivaldi's Four Seasons a far cry more tolerable to Mom and Dad than one who wants to hear constant repeats of some big silly purple dinosaur singing?!?

My husband and I love classical music and have many of the great classical works performed by the world's best symphonies and orchestras. However, attempting to draw side-by-side comparisons between Baby Einstein CDs and the great orchestras of the world is like attemtping to compare apples and oranges!

The Baby Einstein CDs are a wonderful medium with which to introduce your child to classical music.
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182 of 216 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Synthesized classics February 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was really disappointed to discover that every track on this CD is played on a synthesizer and not by the authentic orchestral instruments for which it was written. Mozart's Minuet in G sounds like it's being played on a (faux) marimba. A recording of actual instruments would be much more beautiful and better for a baby's developing ears.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musician Mom Loves - Does Use Real Instruments! August 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
My 8-month-old son and I listen to this CD every night, and by the Pachelbel Canon (track 7) he's usually sound asleep. It is NOT ALL SYNTHESIZER. The jacket clearly states that the "Music Box Orchestra" includes flute, piano, cello, percussion, english horn, and oboe. As a musician, I am not offended by the "easy-listening" versions of these classics. In fact, I enjoy them. They introduce my son to the timeless melodies WITHOUT OVERSTIMULATING HIM at bedtime. I find them relaxing too.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible for lullibies... fine for playtime September 5, 2005
By Suz83
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD is not "sleepy" slow lulliby music.
It kept my 6 mo old awake instead of putting her to sleep.
Also very dissapointing was the "elevator music quality".
If it was possible to rate this a zero, I would.

I was very dissapointed in baby einstein for calling this a lullaby album. This synthisized music was anything but lulling to my baby - some of it was too upbeat. This is not an album to sleep to, not relaxing at all. Okay for play time, if you don't mind that there aren't "real instruments" playing. For better songs for baby to sleep to look for "disney baby lullaby" and "on a starry night" albums.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! January 6, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I played this vd for my daughter when she was still in-utero, and she would always move to it. Now, at 8 months old, we still use it to put her to sleep every night. She just loves it. And, so do we!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for bedtime December 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
We've had this CD since our son was a baby, and now at almost 3, he still loves it. All of the songs are soft and relaxing, so it's the perfect CD for naptime and bedtime. We still play it almost every night when he goes to bed. Of all his many classical CD's, this one is by far his favorite. We all love it so much I'm ordering another one for our next baby.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleepy Time!! January 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
My son absolutely loves this CD. We have a CD player in his room and when he is acting tired or fussy we lay him in his crib and turn this CD on. The music helps him relax and before you know it...usually 3 songs into it...he is sleeping "like a baby!" We love, love, love this CD. We find ourselves humming classical music throughout the day...catchy tunes!!
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do justice to the music or the child March 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Like other posters, I was very disappointed to hear that this was not real orchestral music. You would never know this from the packaging! My baby loves classical music but was indifferent to this album, and I can understand why, it's not nearly as dynamic as the real music -- all at the same volume, no emotion -- and it's just not very good. We have other synthesizer lullabies we love (I highly recommend Bedtime with the Beatles), but this sounds like a toy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Loves It
This CD was a gift for a new family member and I am told the baby just loves the music - parents do too !
Published 14 days ago by BEEG
5.0 out of 5 stars These lullabys are well worth the money to help your baby sleep
My niece loves these lullaby tapes and swears that her baby goes to sleep faster and it also is "calming".
Published 15 days ago by D. Gundling
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money and skip this cheapening of the classics
Synthesizer trashes old favorites that are best enjoyed with acoustical instruments rounding out sounds from my childhood passed on to my child.
Published 19 days ago by E. Rock
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful
Tjhe selection of songs are great. Between this and "Happiest Baby on the Block" - we're good to go for any situation.
Published 1 month ago by OCGuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute best
My grandson is colicky and acid reflux, nothing has calmed him as much as this CD... A+ very good choice
Published 1 month ago by Sherry Bertrand
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter listens to this every night
As the title says... this is the one CD I play every night when I put my daughter to bed. Very nice arrangements of popular classics tunes that are soothing and great for just... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brighter
5.0 out of 5 stars such a great cd!!
I use it for my daughter's nap times an we both love it. Very soothing to listen too! A great buy!
Published 1 month ago by Jessica Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Music to relax to!
As expected from Baby Einsteins, this cd provides the perfect music to relax to and wind down to bedroom for a couple of rambunctious little girls. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ableekertomorrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Einstein
Ordered for grandson for xmas and he loves it!! Hearing the tunes in the car on the go or at home. :) Thanks!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Dee
3.0 out of 5 stars Baby Einstein Lullaby CD
I didn't particularly care for this CD as much as I did for some other lullaby CDs which I ordered. Sounds are a little high pitched and fast for sleep relaxation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. Schlenker
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