Best of Beethoven CD (Best of Classical Kids)
If you and your kids have enjoyed the Classical Kids CDs, you will no doubt also like these. Each CD includes 45 minutes of carefully chosen music from a variety of the composer's work. These would work well as an introduction for young children to classical music or just for listening pleasure anytime. - Melissa
Each audio is a unique combination of music, history and dramatic story-telling, designed to both introduce children to the composers and their music. Each story includes at least one child interacting with the composer, helping the younger set to identify with a character and get a better feel for the historical time period. Trials and triumphs of the great composers are experienced. Stories are based on historical fact. Unlike the Music Masters series, which uses a narrator between musical excerpts to tell you about the composer's life, these tapes use actors and dramatization to bring the story alive. Each composer's music is featured throughout the tape, giving children a taste of their best-loved pieces. All have won Parents' choice awards and other musical awards.
Teacher Notes include additional background information, discussion topics, activity ideas and suggestions for exploring the music.