In this delightful collection, Beethoven's Wig takes on the greatest piano hits of classical music with Richard Perlmutter's witty, irreverent and highly entertaining lyrics. The album features piano works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky and Mussorgsky, as well as modern composers Schoenberg and Cowell. Perlmutter also serves up humorous lyrical renditions of The Entertainer and Chopsticks. Recorded at the legendary Village Recorders in Los Angeles, and at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, this album features lead vocals by Perlmutter, backed by his all-star cast of vocalists Elin Carlson, Jennifer Barnes, Jonathan Mack and Michael Geiger. All piano performances are by Grant Gershon. Opening a door to classical music for young and old, Beethoven's Wig is one of the most honored groups in family music, with 46 national awards and 4 Grammy Award Nominations. The instrumental version of each piece is included without lyrics.
It's a wonderful CD, especially for those of you who love classical music and if you've yet to share the greats with your children, this would be the perfect introduction! Richard Perlmutter is a musical genius and his humor and deep passion for these great masterpieces has brought them back to life for these younger generations to see how exquisite they once were, and are again. --Outnumbered 3-1
Parents need to know that the Beethoven's Wig series has won countless awards for its music, which introduces kids to the classics in an exciting way -- with words! This CD includes funny, kid-friendly lyrics that truly enhance the familiar piano melodies. Parents will enjoy the music as much as their kids and appreciate the refresher course on musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy. --Common Sense Media
Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics is a wonderful introduction to the joys of classical music; beautifully performed. Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review