Mozart for Mothers-To-Be: Tender Lullabies for Mother and Child

Mozart for Mothers-To-Be: Tender Lullabies for Mother and Child

     
 

The liner notes for Mozart for Mothers-to-Be offer expectant mothers a whole raft of reasons they might want to get their hands on this. A Canadian conductor is quoted as saying that he was initially mystified by his ability to play certain pieces of music sight unseen, but it turned out that her mother had played them while she was pregnant. Some researchers…  See more details below

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The liner notes for Mozart for Mothers-to-Be offer expectant mothers a whole raft of reasons they might want to get their hands on this. A Canadian conductor is quoted as saying that he was initially mystified by his ability to play certain pieces of music sight unseen, but it turned out that her mother had played them while she was pregnant. Some researchers claim that music relaxes the fetus in utero, and others say that babies like Mozart specifically. Listening to music, it seems, may even ease labor pain, and who wouldn't spend a few dollars on something that might do that? It's worth a try. Be assured that you're getting the straight, unadulterated Mozart here, not something with heartbeat rhythm tracks added or anything else like that. These are performances of Mozart slow movements from 1970s recordings in the Philips catalog, many of them by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and its master-of-the-sweet-tones conductor, Sir Neville Mariner. There are analog performances that have been remastered more smoothly for CD, but the sound isn't terrible. And the music -- well, it's a very good bet for putting you in a positive frame of mind at a critical time. It's tuneful, it's light, it makes unexpected turns that keep you alert and focused without being jarring. In short, given the big bucks people spend on all manner of things to enhance the childbearing experience, this disc, at ten or eleven dollars, sounds like a bargain. Note that these are all instrumental compositions; a sequel disc, More Mozart for Mothers-to-Be, is devoted to operatic and vocal selections.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/1996
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028945417820
catalogNumber:
454178
Rank:
18771

Tracks

  1. String Quartet No. 12 in B flat major, K. 172: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. Cassation for orchestra in G major, K. 63: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Work(s): [Unspecified] Divertimento G minor: (Andante)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. String Quartet No. 12 in B flat major, K. 172: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Quartetto Italiano
  5. Divertimento No. 2 for flute, oboe, bassoon, 4 horns & strings in D major, K. 131: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  6. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Romance (Andante)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  7. Divertimento for string quartet (or string orchestra) in D major ("Salzburg Symphony No. 1"), K. 136 (K. 125a): Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
  8. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  9. Prelude and fugue (after J. S. Bach) for violin, viola & bass in F major, (K. 404a/3): Prelude  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  -  Grumiaux Trio  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello No. 1 in B flat major ("String Quintet No. 1"), K. 174: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arpad Gerecz  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Georges Janzer  - Gordon H. Jee  - Max Lesueur  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  11. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: Andante cantabile  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Alexander Gibson  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  12. Divertimento No. 15 for 2 horns & strings in B flat major ("Lodron Serenade No 2"), K. 287 (K. 271H): Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Eva Czako  - Arthur Grumiaux  - Gordon H. Jee  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble

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