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Beethoven's Wig 3 - Many More Sing-Along Symphonies

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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The first two installments in the award-winning Beethoven's Wig series proved such a hit with kids and parents that a third was almost inevitable. Well, here it is, stocked with another dose of unforgettable classical melodies glossed with hilariously inspired lyrics. This time, in addition to the wacky singing, each track spotlights a different solo instrument, expanding on the overall aim of instruction through entertainment. First off is the trumpet, playing along to Bizet's "Toreador" Song from Carmen as the singers advise: "Please keep your bull outside the china shop / No bulls allowed, that's where they stop." Further numbers focus on the French horn, bass, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The first two installments in the award-winning Beethoven's Wig series proved such a hit with kids and parents that a third was almost inevitable. Well, here it is, stocked with another dose of unforgettable classical melodies glossed with hilariously inspired lyrics. This time, in addition to the wacky singing, each track spotlights a different solo instrument, expanding on the overall aim of instruction through entertainment. First off is the trumpet, playing along to Bizet's "Toreador" Song from Carmen as the singers advise: "Please keep your bull outside the china shop / No bulls allowed, that's where they stop." Further numbers focus on the French horn, bass, clarinet, flute, and several others, with each instrument contributing a well-loved tune from classical masters like Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. To give tots a taste of the originals, the second half of the CD offers instrument-only reprises of each tune, while the accompanying booklet includes full lyrics, a trivia quiz, and suggested activities. Recommended for ages four and older, Beethoven's Wig 3 presents another fun-filled opportunity for little listeners to get hooked on the classics, and it'll keep grownups in stitches, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2006
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661812529
  • Catalog Number: 618125
  • Sales rank: 159,991

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bull in a China Shop (after Bizet's Toreador Song from Carmen) (1:00)
  2. 2 Chap in a Cap (after Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major) (1:02)
  3. 3 Play My Song (after Beethoven's Work for Mandolin) (1:37)
  4. 4 A Manly Man (after Saint-Saëns' Elephant from Carnival of the Animals) (1:21)
  5. 5 Whistling Happily (after Rossini's William Tell Overture) (2:23)
  6. 6 Where oh Where (after Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette) (1:22)
  7. 7 Silver Winds (after Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Reed Flutes from the Nut (1:21)
  8. 8 They're There (after Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice) (0:33)
  9. 9 Here Lies Homer Jones (after Saint-Saëns' Fossils from Carnival of the (0:11)
  10. 10 How to Succeed as Royalty (after Couperin's The Trophy from 4th Book of (0:17)
  11. 11 King Henry (after Telemann's Recorder Concerto in C major) (0:17)
  12. 12 Sawdust (after Bach's Gavotte from Cello Suite No. 6 in D major) (0:22)
  13. 13 Ramona (after Michael Haydn's Minuet & Trio from Concerto in D Major) (0:23)
  14. 14 When the Angels Play (after Handel's Harp Concerto in B flat) (0:53)
  15. 15 Anybody in There? (after Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor) (1:35)
  16. 16 Take Me to Your Leader (after Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra) (1:59)
  17. 17 Toreador Song (0:59)
  18. 18 Excerpt (0:59)
  19. 19 Sonatina for mandolin & piano in C major, WoO 44/1 (1:36)
  20. 20 Elephant (1:20)
  21. 21 Excerpt (2:22)
  22. 22 Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor (1:21)
  23. 23 Dance of the Reed Flutes (1:21)
  24. 24 Excerpt (0:33)
  25. 25 Fossils (Excerpt) (0:10)
  26. 26 Excerpt (0:17)
  27. 27 Excerpt (0:19)
  28. 28 Gavotte (Excerpt) (0:22)
  29. 29 Minuet / Trio (Excerpt) (0:21)
  30. 30 Excerpt (0:51)
  31. 31 Excerpt (1:35)
  32. 32 Opening (1:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beethoven's Wig Primary Artist
Herb Ellis Announcer
Mark Gasbarro Piano
Kenneth Jean Conductor
Susan Boyd Alto (Vocal)
Alain Trudel Trombone
Paul Viapiano Mandolin
Elin Carlson Soprano (Vocal)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Richard Perlmutter Vocals, Human Whistle
Wolfgang Rubsam Organ
Amy Wilkins Harp
Mike Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Anthony Bramall Conductor
Ondrej Lenard Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ronald Corp Conductor
Alan Cuckston Harpsichord
Michael Halász Conductor
Maria Kliegel Cello
Jonathan Mack Human Whistle, Tenor (Vocal)
Zdenek Kosler Conductor
Michael A. Perlmutter Vocals
Cologne Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Zagreb Festival Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Ensemble
Helmut Müller-Brühl Conductor
Julie Perlmutter Vocals
Sammy Perlmutter Vocals
Nate Perlmutter Vocals
Daniel Rothert Recorder
Royal Northern Sinfonia Performing Ensemble
Michael Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Ruby Perlmutter Vocals
Michael Perlmutter Vocals
Michael Thompson Horn
New London Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Georges Bizet Composer
François Couperin Composer
Paul Dukas Composer
Charles Gounod Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns Composer
Richard Strauss Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann Composer
Michael Haydn Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Gioachino Rossini Composer
Alain Trudel Director
Ted Lobinger Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Richard Perlmutter Lyricist, Producer, Executive Producer, Concept, Audio Production
Mike Geiger Arranger
Jason Wormer Engineer
Regina Kelland Executive Producer, Management
Sammy Perlmutter Illustrations, Cover Art
Buzz Gravelle Contributor
Tom Perlmutter Booklet Design
Michael Thompson Director
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