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The Best of Tchaikovsky

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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD (Instumental)
Year: 2004
Length: 46 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 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: No 7, Act 1 - Violente * Variation V 0:53

2 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: No 4g, Prologue - Panorama 4:40

3 Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a - Fée Des Lilas, Variation Vi * The Lilac 1:01

4 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: No 4h, Prologue - Fairy Waltz 2:33

5 Marche Slave, Op. 31 1:20

6 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 1a, Act 1 - Miniature Overt 2:22

7 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance 1:43

8 Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: No 3, Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy 1:07

9 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance 1:46

10 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 13, Act 2 - Valse Des Fleurs * Flower Waltz 1:11

11 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance 2:45

12 Nutcracker, Op. 71: No 12a, Act 2 - Spanish Dance 2:55

13 Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Op. 23 1:13

14 Serenade For Strings In C Major, Op. 48 Waltz 4:52

15 Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Scène 1:17

16 Swan Lake, Op. 20: Waltz(Es) 2:36

17 Swan Lake, Op. 20: No 22, Act 3 - Danse Napolitaine 1:15

18 Swan Lake, Op. 20: Waltz(Es) 1:20

19 Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: No 3, Danse Des Cygnes * Dance Of The Little Swans 1:29

20 1812 Overture, Op. 49: Excerpt(S) 1:32

21 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49 2:01

22 Tchaikovsky Discovers America (excerpt) 3:27

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