Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maestro Classics

image As part of the TOS Crew, I recently received one of Maestro Classic’s CDs, The Tortoise and the Hare, to review. Maestro Classics’ new classical music CD series for children combines classic stories with symphony music.

Titles currently available at Maestro Classics are:

The Story of Swan Lake

Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel

Jaunita, la langosta espanola

Peter and the Wolf

Casey at the Bat

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

I was highly impressed with the quality of this product. The narrator was excellent and the background music was also wonderful. The CD included several tracks….the story itself, background information on Aesop, fables, and the story, an explanation of the the music by the composer/conductor himself, and a sing-a-long of one of the musical pieces.  After Emily heard the background information, she wanted to immediately play the story again to listen for the music selections that she had learned about!

The CD is accompanied by a colorful 24 page booklet with information about instruments, the orchestra, notes and time signatures, words and music for one of the songs in the recording, crossword puzzles, and more.

Maestro Classics CDs sell for $16.98 for individual titles or 3 CDs for $45. These would make great Christmas gifts!

I received this item free for review purposes.

Visit the TOS Crew site to read more opinions about Maestro Classics.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Debbie!

    This is a belated thanks for the wonderful review of our Tortoise and the Hare CD this winter. I just wanted to let you know that since you reviewed our CD we've made a Facebook page so that our fans can participate in monthly giveaways (we have a big one coming up for the full 8 CD set!) and get coupons. We'd love to invite you and your readers to join our page or check out our new free homeschool music curriculum guides and thanks again for the lovely review!

    Ruth
    Social Media Coordinator
    Maestro Classics

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