Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2005
CD ISBN 9626343680 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN $12.59
Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, and Shostakovich make up this delightful introduction to FAMOUS COMPOSERS, an Audie-nominated production filled with re-enactments, musical excerpts, and facts on the six composers. Adult or child can certainly gain an understanding about the composers' lives, as well as the relevance of their music. Some information may elude the listener, such as particular music cues in each excerpt, but one can't help walking away with a better appreciation of music overall. While the accents seem unnecessary, the reenactments prove to be a good vehicle for educating listeners. Marin Alsop reads the text in a light and welcoming voice that creates an enjoyable atmosphere for learning. L.E. 2006 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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