Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TOS Review: Maestro Classics Peter and the Wolf

My family has been blessed with a beautiful copy of the Peter and the Wolf story by Maestro Classics and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a delightful story as most of you probably already know, but what makes it even more special is the musical instruction that you receive from Maestro Classics.

Along with the CD you will receive a short booklet that includes many many neat learning tools. Such as:

  • Pictures of all the instruments used in the musical selection you purchase
  • A ‘test’ to see if they paid close enough attention to remember which instrument represented each character
  • Dot-to-Dot’s
  • Background information on the composer, conductor and some of the musicians
  • and much much more

The CD itself includes:

  • An introduction to each instrument and the story.
  • Information on the history of Peter and the Wolf and how it came to be, as well as information about the music itself
  • Two versions of the story, one with narration and one instrumental only
  • Russian Peter
  • Invitation to Grandfather’s Party/Kalinka (another musical selection)Peter and wolf

Maestro Classics Peter and the Wolf retails for $16.98. Some of their other titles include:

  • The Story of Swan Lake
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • Juanita The Spanish Lobster (also available in Spanish)
  • Casey at the Bat

All of these titles alone are $16.98 or 3 for $45. If you have a real music lover in your family you may wish to purchase a Gift Set ($24.99) or a Family Gift Set ($29.99). These sets have lots of fun ‘extras.’

Another important thing Maestro Classics has to offer are Lesson Plans to go along with some of their titles. Visit their website to learn more. While you’re there be sure to listen to their Samples.

To read more about Maestro Classics and to see what other’s think of their products click here.

**Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received this product free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion/review. For more honest reviews from real homeschoolers, visit the TOS Crew website

1 comment:

Maestro Classics said...

Hi Marie!

Thanks so much for this great review that you did this past winter - in the months since then we've been busy setting up a right now for Peter and the Wolf, as a matter of fact, ending on 6/13/2011) but we intend to have more giveaways in the future and grow our FB page in general.

If you have a business page, feel free to post on our wall and we'd love to become a fan of it.

Thanks! Ruth, social media coordinator at <a href=">Maestro Classics</a>

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