Beethoven's Wig 2 - More Sing-Along Symphonies

Beethoven's Wig 2 - More Sing-Along Symphonies

by Beethoven's WigBeethoven's Wig

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Overview

The sequel to the award-winning Beethoven's Wig is just as much fun as the original. Richard Perlmutter's wacky bunch once again provide silly songs for famous classical melodies in a package that both entertains and informs. This time out, favorites from Verdi, Brahms, Schubert, and Strauss get twisted readings that will have kids - and their parents - in stitches. "Sing Verdi Very Loud" calls for vociferous vocals, to the tune of "La donna è mobile" (from Rigoletto): "Do what the divas do / Shatter a glass or two / Your voice is well-endowed / Sing Verdi very loud." The reason Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" is retitled "It's the Same Every Verse" is quite obvious, and the lyrics count down the 18 verses one by one: "Here's a piece that's quite perverse / It's the same every verse / So for better or for worse / We've 17 to go." The most amusing song on the whole disc has to be "Please Do Not Tease the Viennese." Set to Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz," this hilarious track begs forgiveness for Vienna's penchant for the waltz and for melodies "conducted in threes." While plenty funny, the Beethoven's Wig crew never lose sight of the music -- including an instrumental performance of each piece without lyrics. Beethoven's Wig 2 is a surefire triumph. And as a bonus, the CD includes lyrics, trivia questions, and list of related activities for kids and parents.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2004
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661811928
catalogNumber: 618119

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idil Biret   Piano
Jim Grady   Piano
Jenö Jandó   Piano
Takako Nishizaki   Violin
Ilya Kaler   Violin
Mike Geiger   Bass (Vocal),Background Vocals,Soloist
Stephen Gunzenhauser   Conductor
Alfred Walter   Conductor
Anthony Bramall   Conductor
Ondrej Lenard   Conductor
Alexander Rahbari   Conductor
Richard Perlmutter   Vocals
Susan Boyd   Background Vocals,Alto (Vocal),Soloist
Jon Joyce   Background Vocals
Elin Carlson   Background Vocals,Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Chris Ibenhard   Background Vocals
Jonathan Mack   Background Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Donna Davidson Medine   Background Vocals
Stephen Grimm   Background Vocals
John Beeney   Background Vocals
Yordi Ramiro   Tenor Saxophone
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Budapest Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Beethoven's Wig   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Beethoven's Wig   Performed by
Ted Lobinger   Producer,Engineer
Richard Perlmutter   Producer,Executive Producer,Concept
Steve Davis   Engineer
Regina Kelland   Executive Producer,Management
Jim Grady   Vocal Arrangements

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