Friday, July 29, 2011

Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics CD Review...


FOUR-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE BEETHOVEN’S WIG FEATURING RICHARD PERLMUTTER ADDS BRAINY, ZANY LYRICS TO KEYBOARD MASTERPIECES

‘BEETHOVEN’S WIG: SING ALONG PIANO CLASSICS’
SET FOR SEPTEMBER RELEASE

"Beethoven once said, "If my music had words it'd be a lot more popular." His wish has come true, but he had to wait 200 years for the other half of his team. Modern day “co-writer” Richard Perlmutter, lyricist and lead singer with four-time GRAMMY® nominee Beethoven’s Wig, has, in the Beethoven’s Wig series of recordings, added witty and insightful lyrics to instrumental selections by Beethoven (and Bach, Mozart, et al.) that have zipped the works of the longhairs to the tops of the charts and created a charming, fresh, and memorable introduction to some of the world’s greatest music. The fifth Beethoven’s Wig album, Beethoven’s Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics, will be released September 27.

Beethoven’s Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics adds the Beethoven’s Wig spin to giants of the keyboard: Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, and Mussorgsky, as well as sprucing up works by modern composers Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Henry Cowell with lyrics that are simultaneously thoughtful and highly amusing."

What we thought: This was a great CD.  The music was recognizable for the kiddos and the lyrics were hilarious!  I really liked that the lyrics, while funny, also gave a lot of information about the composer.  What a great way to teach kids about a sometimes "boring" topic!  I also liked that the CD offered the songs with lyrics and the piano classics on their own.  We can't wait to see what comes next in this series!  ABCD Diaries gives Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics an A+!

Buy It: You can find this CD in music stores in September!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this CD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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