by Richard Perlmutter
Beethoven's Wig - Sing Along Symphonies
This CD is filled with zany stick-in-your-head lyrics set to the greatest hits of classical music. Packed with fact and fancy about the world's most notable composers and their masterpieces, each Sing Along Symphony opens the door to "serious music" in a way that's fun. As a bonus, the orchestral performance of each classical piece is included without the lyrics. A lyrics and activities booklet is also included.
Beethoven's Wig 2 - More Sing Along Symphonies
The sequel to the award-winning Beethoven's Wig is just as much fun as the original. Richard Perlmutter's wacky bunch once again provide silly songs for 11 famous classical melodies in a package that both entertains and informs. And as a bonus, the CD includes lyrics, trivia questions, and a list of related activities for kids. Beethoven's Wig 2 includes Please Do Not Tease The Viennese (Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss), Schubert's Trout (Trout Quintet, Schubert), Dvorák The Czechoslovak (Humoresque #7, Dvorák), Don't Play That Violin (Violin Concerto #2, Paganini), and more.
Nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award - Best Musical Album For Children.
Beethoven's Wig 3 - Many More Sing Along Symphonies
Beethoven's Wig celebrates the instruments! With more zany lyrics set to the greatest hits of classical music, these new Sing Along Symphonies feature a variety of different instruments from the familiar to the fascinating. The instrumental performance of each piece is also included without lyrics. It's a fun foundation for classical music that will last a lifetime. This is the third CD in the wildly popular Beethoven's Wig series which has won a record number of national awards (30 thus far) including two Grammy® Award nominations. The CD booklet includes lyrics, trivia questions, and activities.
Beethoven's Wig 4 - Dance Along Symphonies
Boogie with Beethoven's Wig! Move to the music while delighting in zany lyrics set to classic music pieces written especially for dance.
Inspired and wildly imaginative, the Beethoven's Wig! series has won 40 national awards including three Grammy Award nominations. It has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and on NBC's Today Show.
The CD booklet includes lyrics, trivia questions, and activities. The instrumental performance of each piece is also included without lyrics. Beethoven's Wig! is the classical music sensation for everyone!
Beethoven's Wig 5 - Sing Along Piano Classics
On this, the fifth Beethoven's Wig album, the Wig turns from symphonic to piano music, adding its spin to giants of the keyboard: Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, and Mussorgsky, as well as modern composers Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Henry Cowell.