"Classical music to stimualte and delight your baby." From dawn's first light to twinkling stars at night, this CD is part of a CONCERT FOR LITTLE EARS series, that features delightful music by some of the best composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Brahms . Performed by the Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra
The latest in Baby Einstein's lauded classical music series, Baby Galileo celebrates a day in the life of your baby -- from playtime to lunchtime to sleepytime. On this elegant disc, the movements are pared down to their most basic structure, and the tones and sounds, delivered by a soothing mix of strings, brass, and keyboards, are all baby-friendly. The first suite captures the essence of an exciting day with spirited selections. The disc opens with an orchestral tune-up that hints at the wild possibilities that lie ahead, complete with bird chirps and a rooster crow at the very end. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A is a whimsical accompaniment to the day's activities, bringing to mind a busy honeybee at work -- or a baby at play! The cheerful Sleeping Beauty Waltz from Tchaikovsky is sure to get chubby baby legs dancing and energized, as will Mozart's stirring "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." The suite finishes, and a baby's busy day ends, with Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony, a grand finale filled with impressive percussion. The Night Sky Suite lulls listeners into dreamland, with crickets and the classic "Twinkle Twinkle" arranged by Weisbach. Following that -- appropriately, and rather dramatically -- Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata unfolds, expressing the awesome sight of a darkening sky, as dusk turns to night. This suite is perfect for naptime or bedtime, as the calming music will pacify even the most agitated baby. With a slumberous pace -- Chopin's Nocturne in F, No. 2 and Brahms's popular "Lullaby" -- the disc winds down, capturing the ideas of Galileo's universe, celebrating the twinkling of stars, and offering sweet dreams to every baby. Amy Barkat, Barnes & Noble
What Baby Einstein gets better than anybody else in the crowded baby brain-booster category is how to make classical music sound appropriately infantile. "Re-orchestrating" is their term for the technique that so effectively replaces the vague mustiness of Mozart's powdery wig with fresh whiffs of Johnson & Johnson, and no doubt it causes a dust-up among classical-connoisseur parents, but for the rest of us it works brilliantly, this latest installment included. Galileo takes its inspiration from the moon and stars, thus its two-suite split: In "The Day Sky," Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky trot out cloudless symphonies and serenades, "Sleeping Beauty" among them, and "Night Sky" shines a light on Chopin, Strauss, Brahms, Debussy, and Dvorak for twinkly interpretations of "Claire de Lune," "Moonlight," and others. The masters may not be represented at their purest here, but they'll never reach purer ears. --Tammy La Gorce
Great to have this as first cd for your baby ★★★★★
This was the first dvd/cd my son listened to (..and watched we bought both) the music is just GREAT for babies. I also recommend the DVD. The colors and stars/planets just captivates them. This dvd/cd will always have a spot in our hearts because of the way our son responded to it. My wife hears the piano piece Clar De lune from the dvd and cries... tears of joy.
By Charlene - Reviewed: 2010-01-19 14:34:51
This CD "ROCKS"... our baby to sleep ★★★★★
Puts our 6-week old daughter to sleep... what more could you ask for!
By Denise & James - Reviewed: 2010-01-02 00:13:20