Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Maestro Classics ~ Peter and the Wolf

I think I need a Thesaurus for this post.... hang on....

Ok... here we go....

Wonderful, outstanding, pleasant, stupendous, phenomenal, terrific, tremendous, enjoyable and just plain ole' swell.......

That would be what we thought of Peter and the Wolf, by Maestro Classics.  A product that is for all ages.

From the CD cover:
It is the musical story of a boy named Peter who disobeys his grandfather and climbs over the garden wall.  When he encounters a wolf, with quick thinking and the help of his friends, Peter captures the wolf and it is taken to the zoo.  Music written by Sergei Prokofiev, Narrated by Yadu, and played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Simon.

I had experienced the music of Peter and the Wolf  as a child.  I knew that my younger kids had never heard it before, and I was excited to play it for them.  

How we used Peter and the Wolf: 
Hunter, the 8 year old...  almost fell over laughing as I put facial expressions and body movements to all of the characters as they are represented instrumentally.  Yes I flittered around the kitchen like a bird, when the flute played, and waddled like a duck when the Oboe played....  It was really quite humorous.  I am just glad he laughed the hardest after he swallowed his cereal.  Probably wouldn't have been as funny if he blew Chex out of his nose....  No, it would have been funnier....

how easily I digress....

Maestro Classics, has a wide variety of Musical Stories available. All for the very reasonable price of  $16.98.  That price includes the CD and a small booklet with games and information.
Available titles are:  Peter and the Wolf,  The Tortoise and the Hare, The Story of Swan Lake, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Casey at Bat, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and  Juanita the Spanish Lobster (which is also available in Spanish) .


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and Casey at Bat are also offered as separate gift sets  for the cost of  $24.99 ea.   Additionally a family gift set, is offered ( Mike Mulligan gift set + a biography of Virginia Lee Burton)  for $29.95

Where to Buy:
You can order directly through their website.
through these retailers :, Borders, Barns and Noble, Children's Book Store - Canada...  but click HERE for a complete list of retailers.

Please take the time to visit Maestro Classics.  Their website has lots of information.  You can purchase sheet music.   They have educational lesson plans for a few of their CD's and they could be used from grades K-6.   It really is a wonderful way to inspire a love of music in your children.

Other members of the TOS Homeschool Crew also reviewed this product.  Make sure you check out some of their reviews and see how they used this product in their homeschool.

***The legal stuff ***
As a member of the TOS Homeschool  Crew, I received a copy of Peter and the Wolf, from Maestro Classics free of charge, for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation has been received. blah, blah.....blah, blah....  blah.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    Thanks for the wonderful review of our Peter and the Wolf CD this winter. I just wanted to let you know that since you reviewed our CD we've made a Facebook page so that our fans can participate in monthly giveaways (June was Peter and the Wolf, as a matter of fact) and get coupons. We'd love to invite you and your readers to join our page and thanks again for the lovely review!

    Social Media Coordinator
    Maestro Classics


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