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This is a 17-track, 35-minute concert featuring a collection of soothing classical melodies perfect to calm little ones as they wind down for nap time, bedtime or a bit of quiet time. Each piece, re-orchestrated for little ears by the Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra, was specially selected to lull babies into sweet, blissful dreams. Lullaby Classics opens with "Twinkle, Twinkle" variations by Mozart and includes calming and delightful melodies from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak and Debussy. It ends with Brahms's "Lullaby" tucking baby in for a cozy, restful sleep.
Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra
17 soothing classical melodies
|Audio CD Release Date:
||March 16, 2004|
|Number Of Discs:
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 146 reviews|
|1. ||Variations (Twinkle, Twinkle), K265/300e|
|2. ||Minuet In G From Anna Magdalena|
|3. ||Piano Sonata In C, K 545, 2nd Movement|
|4. ||Spring Song|
|5. ||Piano Sonata In D, K 576, 3rd Movement|
|6. ||Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, BWV 147|
|8. ||The Moldau|
|9. ||Preludes Book II, Clair De Lune|
|10. ||Sonata No.14 (Moonlight), 2nd Movement, Op.27|
|11. ||Symphony No.9, New World|
|12. ||Fur Elise, WoO 59|
|13. ||The Four Seasons, Winter, RV267, 2nd Movement|
|14. ||Orchestral Suite No.3 In D, Air, BWV 1068|
|15. ||Sonata No.8 (Pathetique), 2nd Movement, Op.13|
|16. ||Kinderscene, Op.15|
|17. ||Waltz No.15, Lullaby|
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103 of 114 found the following review helpful:
Enchanting and Soothing for Babies and Adults AlikeOct 05, 2005
By Healthy By Nature
First of all, let's clear up one misconception that some other reviewers seem to have -- Just as the Baby Einstein videos are not designed to replicate the directing genius of such Hollywood masterminds as Scorsese or Coppola, the Baby Einstein CDs are not designed to replicate the great symphonies and orchestras of the world! The CDs do indeed utilize great pieces of classical music as their base, but they are not meant to sound as if they are performed by a 120-piece orchestra.
In point of fact, the CDs are meant to work in conjunction with the Baby Einstein video series' various imageries and sounds, meaning they are designed to appeal in simplistic ways to the senses and interests of developing children. They take classical music (which is complex in nature) and replicate it in much simpler ways (via synthesized methods). This allows young developing ears to "tune in" to the various individual sounds and to identify simplistically with the overall melody. And isn't a toddler who wants to hear repeats of Pachebel's Canon or Vivaldi's Four Seasons a far cry more tolerable to Mom and Dad than one who wants to hear constant repeats of some big silly purple dinosaur singing?!?
My husband and I love classical music and have many of the great classical works performed by the world's best symphonies and orchestras. However, attempting to draw side-by-side comparisons between Baby Einstein CDs and the great orchestras of the world is like attemtping to compare apples and oranges!
The Baby Einstein CDs are a wonderful medium with which to introduce your child to classical music.
After literally SUFFERING through several other "classic lullaby" CDs that were given to us as gifts and being very disappointed, my husband and I were thrilled with the musical content and performance quality of the Baby Einstein CDs. We have most of them now and have found them all to be of superior quality.
As soothing baby lullabies and infant/toddler audio stimulations go, Baby Einstein CDs are positively enchanting! My husband and I have drifted off many times ourselves to the BE Lullaby Classics CD. We enjoy and appreciate the classical music experiences Baby Einstein provides for our child!
176 of 209 found the following review helpful:
Synthesized classicsFeb 17, 2005
I was really disappointed to discover that every track on this CD is played on a synthesizer and not by the authentic orchestral instruments for which it was written. Mozart's Minuet in G sounds like it's being played on a (faux) marimba. A recording of actual instruments would be much more beautiful and better for a baby's developing ears.
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Horrible for lullibies... fine for playtimeSep 06, 2005
This CD is not "sleepy" slow lulliby music.
It kept my 6 mo old awake instead of putting her to sleep.
Also very dissapointing was the "elevator music quality".
If it was possible to rate this a zero, I would.
I was very dissapointed in baby einstein for calling this a lullaby album. This synthisized music was anything but lulling to my baby - some of it was too upbeat. This is not an album to sleep to, not relaxing at all. Okay for play time, if you don't mind that there aren't "real instruments" playing. For better songs for baby to sleep to look for "disney baby lullaby" and "on a starry night" albums.
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Musician Mom Loves - Does Use Real Instruments!Aug 29, 2006
By Merritt Seely
My 8-month-old son and I listen to this CD every night, and by the Pachelbel Canon (track 7) he's usually sound asleep. It is NOT ALL SYNTHESIZER. The jacket clearly states that the "Music Box Orchestra" includes flute, piano, cello, percussion, english horn, and oboe. As a musician, I am not offended by the "easy-listening" versions of these classics. In fact, I enjoy them. They introduce my son to the timeless melodies WITHOUT OVERSTIMULATING HIM at bedtime. I find them relaxing too.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Great for bedtimeDec 28, 2005
By Nichole Weaver
We've had this CD since our son was a baby, and now at almost 3, he still loves it. All of the songs are soft and relaxing, so it's the perfect CD for naptime and bedtime. We still play it almost every night when he goes to bed. Of all his many classical CD's, this one is by far his favorite. We all love it so much I'm ordering another one for our next baby.
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