(formerly "Magic Maestro Music") http://www.maestroclassics.com
1099 22nd St., NW, Ste. 602/603
Washington, DC 20037
Maestro Classics is a series of classical music CDs for children that is an educational, entertaining listening experience created to enable parents and children to discover the wonders of classical music together.
Our three benefits are concisely described as:
Develop listening skills
Expand listening horizons
Encourage parents and children to listen together
Unique aspects of the product are:
New recordings of the soundtracks with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Biographies of the composers and histories of the works themselves on each CD
The conductor talking about what to listen for in the music with musical examples
A track with a major theme transformed into a different musical genre (from jazz to Russian folk music to heavy metal)
A play-along or sing-along track (from singing to Suzuki violin to kitchen percussion)
Peter and the Wolf is the classic example of this musical genre.
Now there are more works combining stories with classical music to introduce children to the magical sounds of the symphony orchestra.