Each of the Beethovenís Wig CDs has featured a new twist and Beethovenís Wig 4: Dance Along Symphonies is no exception, as it celebrates classical music for dance. Included are pieces written for the two-step, ballet, waltz, polka, minuet, rondeau, habenera and march. Creator-lyricist Richard Perlmutter has widened his focus on the classics to include such notable composers as Scott Joplin and John Philip Sousa along with favorites like Bach, Tchaikovsky and Strauss.
By popular demand, a bonus track of the surprise hit ďBeep Beep BeepĒ set to Beethovenís ďMoonlight SonataĒ has been included.
One of the hallmarks of Beethoven's Wig is its lyric writing. The author/composer honors the composers and their compositions with a singular wit and charm. His music offers whimsical renditions of familiar classical pieces by the most beloved composers including Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Chopin, Strauss and Dvorak. The pieces provide lyrical and musical hooks about the composition or composer, helping listeners remember each composer and piece.
The CD package includes lyrics, trivia questions about the artists and musical pieces, and a list of related activities for parents, educators and children to enjoy together. Beethovenís Wig is the classical music sensation for the whole family!
Dance Along Symphonies
- 1. Forever Weíre Marching (March: The Washington Post) Click to Hear Sample
- 2. Oh No! (Two Step: Maple Leaf Rag)
- 3. A Masterpiece (Rondeau: from Suite of Symphonies No. 1) Click to Hear Sample
- 4. Midnight Snack (Habanera: from Carmen)
- 5. Give Me A 10 (Skaterís Waltz: Les Patineurs)
- 6. Blow Blow Blow (Ballet: Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake)
- 7. I Want My Diploma (Processional: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1) Click to Hear Sample
- 8. Joyful Waldteufel (Waltz: Estudiantina)
- 9. Minuet Duet (Minuet: from Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach)
- 10. Rover Roll Over (Polka: Annen Polka)
- 11. Please Mr. Ringmaster (Circus March: Entry of the Gladiators)
- 12. Bonus track: Beep Beep Beep (Moonlight Sonata) Click to Hear Sample
- Instrumental Performances
- 13. The Washington Post, Sousa
- 14. Maple Leaf Rag, Joplin
- 15. Rondeau from Suite of Symphonies, Mouret
- 16. Habanera from Carmen, Bizet
- 17. Les Patineurs, Waldteufel
- 18. Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky
- 19. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Elgar