Maestro Classics 12 CD Collection
Frequently bought together
The Maestro Classics 12 CD Collection includes all 12 CDs from the award-winning Stories in Music series. Each CD contains a 24-page activity book.
Set includes: Peter the Wolf, The Nutcracker (featuring Jim Weiss), The Story of Swan Lake, Carnival of the Animals, My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Tortoise and the Hare, Merry Pranks of Master Till, Casey at the Bat, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Soldier’s Tale and Juanita the Spanish Lobster (English edition).All CDs feature The London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Stephen Simon, special guest artists, narrators and music by the following composers: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Camille Saint-Saëns, George Frideric Handel, Richard Strauss, Paul Dukas, David Haslam and Stephen Simon.
“We love Maestro Classics CDs and to have them bundled in one 12-CD gift set? Wow! These CDs give children an early understanding and appreciation of classical music. It's a diverse and well-rounded collection that will appeal to all music tastes.” – National Parenting Product Awards.
“Maestro Classics offers some of the best resources for music appreciation I’ve come across.” – Cathy Duffy Reviews.
"An excellent melding of children's literature and beautiful music, this welcome addition to audio collections is a fun innovative way to introduce music and a classical tale to youngsters." – American Library Association.
- Package Dimensions : 5.75 x 5.2 x 4.13 inches; 2.71 Pounds
- Manufacturer : Maestro Classics
- Date First Available : October 23, 2015
- Label : Maestro Classics
- ASIN : 1932684174
- Number of discs : 12
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#6,119 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
- #10 in Children's Educational Music
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introducing classical music in homeschooling. So how can you really teach about the music if it's not really included?
The cd typically starts out with an introduction by the narrator and then the story or narration begins. Jim Weiss is the storyteller for The Nutcracker, and he describes the dancing and what the characters look like (I think that alone would be really nice for someone visually impaired). After the talking version of the musical piece there is usually a story about the composer's life, or some other interesting tidbits related to the history of the music or understanding how the music or individual instruments can express a character and come together to tell the story. Then just the music plays and the kids can recall the story themselves while hearing the music. Even though the price is up to $95, that is still an outstanding deal for a 12 cd collection that we can enjoy and re-listen to for years to come, and will be re-enjoyed by my 4th. This is at the top of my list to be a generous classroom gift, and Christmas gift.