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Career > > 1999 > A Child’s Celebration of Classical Music

A Child’s Celebration of Classical Music

July 06, 1999 | Rhino Records
Cast: Boston Pops Orchestra, David Bowie, Carol Channing, Edvard Grieg, Danny Kaye, Gail Kubik, Bobby McFerrin, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Sergey Prokofiev, Sting, Meryl Streep, Symfunny Orchestra, Paul Tripp

A Child's Celebration of Classical Music" is not only of superior quality, it caters to the interest of kids without dumbing down the music. Beginning with the lively Boston Pops Orchestra rendition of "In the Hall of the Mountain King," this collection draws the listener into worlds created by orchestral majesty, powerful buildups, and exquisite narrative . Meryl Streep's buttery tones preface Ravel' s magically ruminative "Sleeping Beauty" and Carol Channing is simply marvelous in her telling of the giggle-inducing yarn of "Gerald McBoing Boing," as set to strings and drums, cymbal clashes, and horn accents. David Bowie provides a distinguished narration to Prokofiev's nearly-30-minute-long "Peter and the Wolf" suite, a classic which still thrills and delights audiences half a century after the composer's death.

01   In The Hall Of The Mountain King – Boston Pops
02   Sleeping Beauty – Meryl Streep And The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
03   Gerald Mcboing Boing – Carol Channing & The Little Orchestra Society Of New York
04   Music Box – Bobby McFerrin
05   Tubby The Tuba – Danny Kaye
06   Water Music – Symfunny Orchestra
07   Peter And The Wolf – David Bowie & The Philadelphia Orchestra


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