Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Maestro Classics Review

We love to listen to classical music in our home!  Every chance I get, I turn it on and let it play low throughout the house.  It is so nice listening to music while we do schoolwork, play, or clean.  What I like even more is when our daughter can recognize a piece of music and the composer!  That is one of the many reasons I love the Maestro Classics CD: Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is part of Bonnie Ward Simon & Stephen Simon's award-winning series of recordings, combining classic stories with great symphony orchestra music. 

Peter and the Wolf begins with an introduction of the characters and the instruments which represent them.  Next, the story is narrated along side the symphony orchestra.  The listener then learns about the composer, Sergei Prokofiev, and more about the music being played.  My favorite part of the CD is then listening to the instrumental version, without the narration.  We enjoyed trying to pick out the characters on our own. 

The CD also comes with a booklet full of fun activities relating to the story, music, composer, instruments, and more. 

My Thoughts:  I absolutely love this CD!  It is so nice to be able to listen to the story and music as a family.  We have both learned a few new things about the composer and the instruments.  I now have my eye on The Story of Swan Lake for a birthday present!!  ;o)

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old:  I really like it. I love the music and my favorite character is Peter and it is really fun to listen to!

Find Out More:  You can purchase Peter and the Wolf, along with other CDs, at the Maestro Classics website.  CDs sell for only $16.98 and right now you can purchase 3 for $45.00 with the coupon code MAESTRO45.  These are great for ages 5 and up.

My Crewmates are also reviewing Maestro Classics: Peter and the Wolf, so you can check out what they think HERE.


Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.

 

4 comments:

Tracy

This looks great! We have a Peter and the Wolf DVD cartoon movie and our Goddaugher loves Peter and the Wolf so maybe I will have to check out the CD that's on sale :) Thanks! and thanks for linking this post up to No Ordinary Blog Hop!

Lynda

I am going to have to check this out. My son is really into Classical music. Thank you so much for linking up to No Ordinary Blog Hop. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Our Homeschool Reviews

We loved it so much that we just got Swan Lake. Have not listened to it yet but am looking forward to it.

Maestro Classics

Hi Christine,

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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