Listen, Learn, & Grow: Playtime

Listen, Learn, & Grow: Playtime



This collection of classical favorites serves as a pleasant alternative to much of the music made available to children. Where many albums in the genre can be grating for adults, this is one of the many children's albums made in 2000 and 2001 that gives in to the notion that classical music can be enjoyed by all ages. Abandoning the simplistic keyboard format of most children's music, these are lush arrangements performed by full orchestras. Child-friendly classics like "Pomp and Circumstance" and "Overture (From William Tell)" sit next to dark, complex songs à la "Ride of the Walykries" and "Flight of the Bumblebee." The idea that children can enjoy good music, despite its occasional gloomy overtones, is one of the features that makes this stand out. And unlike many classical collections, the songs are presented in their entirety, with some songs going over six minutes long. Parents interested in furthering their children's cultural horizons need not look any further -- this is one album that does not disappoint.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0730099560504
catalogNumber: 8560050

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idil Biret   Piano
Richard Hayman   Conductor
Kenneth Jean   Conductor
John Georgiadis   Conductor
Capella Istropolitana   Performing Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Peter Breiner   Piano
Barry Wordsworth   Conductor
Adrian Leaper   Conductor
Alfred Walter   Conductor
Gary Carpenter   Conductor
Anthony Bramall   Conductor
Ondrej Lenard   Conductor
Budapest Strings   Performing Ensemble
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Edlinger   Conductor
Balázs Szokolay   Piano
Wolfgang Sobotka   Conductor
Alexander Rahbari   Conductor
Michael Halász   Conductor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Michael Dittrich   Conductor
Alexander Jablokov   Violin
Christian Pollack   Conductor
Daniel Nazareth   Conductor
Matyas Antal   Conductor
Budapest Strauss Ensemble   Performing Ensemble
Andrew Mogrelia   Conductor
Uwe Mund   Conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk   Conductor
Richard Rosenberg   Conductor
Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Slovak Radio Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
RTE Sinfonietta   Performing Ensemble
Milan Brunner   Flute
Dario Müller   Piano
Bedrich Tylsar   Horn
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice   Performing Ensemble
André Anichanov   Conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine   Performing Ensemble
Theodore Kuchar   Conductor
Zdenek Tylsar   Horn
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Istvan Bogar   Conductor
Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Budapest Clarinet Quintet   Ensemble
Belgian Radio & Television Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Hector Berlioz   Composer
Georges Bizet   Composer
Johannes Brahms   Composer
Benjamin Britten   Composer
Léo Delibes   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
Gabriel Fauré   Composer
Reinhold Glière   Composer
Louis Moreau Gottschalk   Composer
Percy Grainger   Composer
Edvard Grieg   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Franz Joseph Haydn   Composer
Aram Khachaturian   Composer
Franz Liszt   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Modest Mussorgsky   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Amilcare Ponchielli   Composer
Sergey Prokofiev   Composer,Text
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Maurice Ravel   Arranger
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   Arranger,Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Dmitry Shostakovich   Composer
Bedrich Smetana   Composer
Johann Strauss   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Richard Wagner   Composer
Billy Mayerl   Composer
Charles Wakefield Cadman   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
Johann Strauss   Composer
Josef Strauss   Composer
Klaus Heymann   Executive Producer
Mike Kelley   Advisor
Jim Sturgeon   Executive Producer
Rebecca Davis   Advisor
Vincent Peppe   Legal Advisor
Jim Selby   Advisor
Loretta Trezzo   Illustrations
Leon Jessel   Composer
Jennifer Axsom   Art Direction
Donna Ritchie   Illustrations
Henry F. Gilbert   Composer
Levon Atovmian   Arranger

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