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Baby Bach, A Soothing Classical Music Experience For Babies Baby Einstein

Baby Bach, A Soothing Classical Music Experience For Babies (CD)

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Artist: Baby Einstein
Item Id: dix607687
UPC: 050086076871, 632763000623
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records / Bue

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Studies have shown that listening to Bach's music can affect verbal ability, spatial intelligence, creativity, intuition and memory. ''Baby Bach'' was designed to be a gentle, playful introduction for infants to Bach's music. All of the musical pieces featured on ''Baby Bach'' were composed by Johannes Sebastian Bach.

"Classical music to stimulate and delight your baby." This CD is part of a CONCERT FOR LITTLE EARS series, inspired by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by the Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra


The "Baby Einstein" series features definitive pieces from major classical composers as performed by the Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra. Representing the Baroque period is Baby Bach, which presents delicate, delightful performances of such pieces as "Minuet in G," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "2-Part Invention," and movements from Brandenburg Concerto as well as excerpts of Goldberg Variations. The orchestra's flutes, harps, synths, percussion, and, of course, music boxes offer plenty of musical colors that complement the complex nature of Baroque music perfectly while giving it a distinctly innocent, childlike feel. A charming album, Baby Bach offers many moods and sounds as well as a creative way to introduce very young children to these timeless melodies. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide

The annals of postmodern parenting will be filled with documentation of the classical-for-babies movement, founded on the basis of research showing brain development when music is played (which has resulted in a robust catalog of available, inexpensively licensed or reproduced music). The Baby Einstein video company conjured a set of recordings (Baby Bach and its sibling Baby Mozart) based on videos that simply mesmerize small babies. Their Baby Bach video is a hoot for its seriousness and its impact on very young viewers. As for the CD, it's quite brief but not a whole lot less entertaining for the youngest listener. Recommended for children between 1 and 36 months, the set is all cushioning around Bach's counterpoint and rambunctiousness. Whereas Bach in an orchestral presentation can be riveting and bright, here the music is only slightly glowing, thanks to the washy keyboard. But the softness is intentional and meant not to intimidate or startle the youngest of ears. And somehow, perhaps to the chagrin of classical purists, this softer presentation seems to speak to children in ways that are hard to duplicate with original orchestral or acoustic performances. This is an age of reproduction, for sure, and these recordings are unabashedly reproductive, without regard to the shapes and colors of the originals. --Andrew Bartlett

Track Listing

  1. Tune up and fanfare based on a theme from Toccata in D (from Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)) (0:41) arranged for small ensemble
  2. Minuet, for keyboard No. 1 in G major (Anna Magdalena Notebook II/1), BWV Anh. 114 (1:17) arranged for small ensemble
  3. 3rd movement (from Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031) (2:32) arranged for small ensemble
  4. 3rd movement (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051) (2:23) arranged for small ensemble
  5. Rejouissance (from Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069) (1:45) arranged for small ensemble
  6. 1st movement (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049) (2:06) arranged for small ensemble
  7. 1st movement (from Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031) (1:59) arranged for small ensemble
  8. 3rd movement (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050) (1:44) arranged for small ensemble
  9. Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067) (1:38) arranged for small ensemble
  10. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)) (1:56) arranged for small ensemble
  11. Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068) (1:28) arranged for small ensemble
  12. Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 (BC L42) (1:17) arranged for small ensemble
  13. No. 1 (from Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)) (1:40) arranged for small ensemble
  14. No. 4 (from Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)) (1:03) arranged for small ensemble
  15. No. 30 (from Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)) (1:24) arranged for small ensemble
  16. Canons (from Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)) (2:19) arranged for small ensemble
  17. 3rd movement (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047) (2:30) arranged for small ensemble

Customer Reviews

Nice soothing music not just for babies but parents too! ★★★★★
I bought this cd shortly after my daughter was born and we both love it. It helps to soothe her (and me) on those long, colicky nights spent pacing the floor. My baby seemed to like this one so much, I bought the other cd's and the videos too. This is, by far, our favorite! The music is soothing and sounds almost music-box like. I'm sure it will stay in my cd player for a long time.
By Jeanne E. - Reviewed: 2010-03-07 02:59:29

Lovely music for car and home ★★★★★
My daughter and I love to listen to this CD while driving in the car. Although I believe that listening to the real instruments and to the original classical arrangements is the most benificial to a growing baby, my daugher seems to listen to this synthesized version "better" than the real thing. The developers seem to have paid attention to finding instruments similar to the real thing, but tonally different enough to be more easily heard. Just a hunch though. Being a radio station surfer myself, I appreciate the shortened songs.
By Kendall - Reviewed: 2010-03-06 22:09:20

We love Baby einstein and baby Bach cd ★★★★★
Baby Bach is a very sweet, soothing selection of music. My newborn son and I both find this music very relaxing and it works like a charm to calm him down at bedtime! I would recommend this CD to any parent looking for new music to add to a baby's or young child's bedtime routine.
By Bach Baby - Reviewed: 2010-02-14 10:04:16

A lifesaver of a CD! ★★★★★
We introduced our baby to classical music very early on and he has watched all the video titles in the Baby Einstein series. Using that as a basis, our 16 month-old now loves this CD. When I bring him home in the afternoon, he climbs the stairs, goes right to his room and points at the CD player. Other times, when he gets fussy and agitated, I can simply turn this CD on and he calms down, and begins to play happily. Moreover, this CD has become essential for those times when our baby does not want his diaper changed. I swear there are some hidden lyrics or something in this CD that creates such a soporific effect.
By Classical Mom - Reviewed: 0000-00-00 00:00:00


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