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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TOS Review: Maestro Classics Peter and the Wolf



*******UPDATE*******
Maestro Classics has completely updated their website and you can also find some awesome educational materials available to you complete with lesson plans, how to use the CD to build a whole curriculum, and a home projects section coming soon!

What an awesome product to get to review.  It goes right along with our classical learning this year!  Maestro Classics offers many different classical stories set to classical music for your family to enjoy.  The target age for this CD is 5+ but I really feel any child would enjoy listening to it.  My review CD was Peter and the Wolf.  
On the CD are 8 tracks, all of which you can hear samples of at their website.  To purchase this CD is $16.98 but you can buy 3 Cd's for $45 when you use coupon code WINTER2010.  


The eight tracks include:

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1. Introduction
Introduction to the instruments.
3:57
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25:10
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3. About the Composer - Prokofiev
The famous Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev, began life as a child prodigy.
6:14
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4. A Russian Peter
The Trio Voronezh performs a medley of tunes on Russian folk instruments.
2:21
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5. About the Music
Discover that each animal not only has an instrument but also a theme.
6:18
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6. Peter and the Wolf
The music without the narration.
21:03
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7. Invitation to Grandfather's Party
Time to get ready to dance.
0:26
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8. Kalinka
Dance along with the music.
2:45
Total Duration: 68:11 Minutes

So, our family was able to listen to the narration and orchestra along with learning about the composer, conductor and so much more!  My children also love dance so listening to the dance along was awesome!


Also included for the price is a 24 page booklet with dot to dot, crossword, match the instrument to the character, and much more!


Would our family purchase this product?  Absolutely!!  We have much to learn about classical music and this was such a fun experience!




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Don't forget to check out what my fellow crewmates thought of Maestro Classics.


**Disclaimer:  I received a CD free of charge in exchange for my review.  The opinions here are my honest and true evaluation!

1 comment:

  1. Maestro ClassicsJuly 13, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for the wonderful review of our Peter and the Wolf CD this winter. I just wanted to let you know that since you reveiwed our CD we've made a Facebook page so that our fans can participate in monthly giveaways (June was Peter and the Wolf, as a matter of fact) and get coupons. We'd love to invite you and your readers to join our page and thanks again for the lovely review!

    Ruth
    Social Media Coordinator
    Maestro Classics

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