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The Best of Beethoven

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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD (Instumental)
Year: 2004
Length: 60 min
Age Group: 3 and up

Research has shown the benefits of classical music on the intellectual and creative development of children, but classical music is an essential ingredient in every child's musical and cultural development, too.

If this is your family's first introduction to classical music, congratulations!

You are about to open a wonderful world of music to delight the whole family.

If your children already enjoy classical music or if you love any of our Classical Kids® CDs, you'll recognize these musical highlights in a more extended form.

Each instrumental performance has been carefully chosen by Classical Kids producer Susan Hammond to be enjoyed by the very young and the young at heart.

"Each CD features the most appealing classical selections for the tiniest ears, arranged to go down smooth as applesauce." - Parenting magazine

"Stellar for young ears - and ears not so young." - Sacramento Bee

"A wonderful introduction to classical music for young children." - BC Parent magazine

"As the first track, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,' from 'The Best of Mozart,' was playing upstairs, my son shouted from the basement, 'I love this music!'" - Chicago Parent

"These CDs provide a perfect introduction to the best-loved and most famous composers...these collections will delight and inspire all ages." - Parents Express

"For those of you looking for the natural extension of your children's interest in classical music, The Best of (Classical Kids) fits the bill." - City Parent

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, Allegro con brio 5:30

2 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13: "Pathetique" 2:40

3 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Allegretto scherzando 3:47

4 Bagatelle In A Minor, Woo 23: “für Elise” 3:04

5 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68: "Storm" Allegro 3:58

6 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68: "Shepherd's Theme" Allegreto 1:55

7 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2: "Moonlight Sonata" Adagio sostenuto 2:30

8 Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15, Allegro con brio 4:29

9 Écossaise Woo 83 1:51

10 Variations on Duet "Nel cor piu non mi sento" WoO 70 3:50

11 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, Allegretto 2:22

12 Rondo a Capriccio in G major, Op. 29: "Rage Over a Lost Penny" 4:00

13 Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, Andante 4:54

14 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73: "Emperor" Adagio un poco mosso 4:37

15 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Chorale and Finale Presto 5:22

16 Beethoven Lives Upstairs (excerpt) 4:47

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