Take It From Me: Listening Lounge: My Name Is Handel Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

October 11, 2011

Listening Lounge: My Name Is Handel Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

Have you ever used music to memorize or teach something? I think music is a great way to educate and can be used to help remember things as well. Maestro Classics, winner of more than 45 prestigious awards for their Stories In Music series, offers memorable listening experiences for the whole family!
The albums from Maestro Classics include fantastic musical performances, enriching vocal narratives, as well as supplementary booklets to go along with each CD.
I was delighted when I was sent Maestro Classics’ newly released CD, My Name is Handel: The Story of Handel’s “Water Music” for review. This album teaches about George Frideric Handel, the brilliant young German composer. (From a Press Handout) “Handel’s erstwhile employer, the Elector of Hanover, has just succeeded to the throne of England to become King George I. As a true showman’s response to the announcement of a royal boat trip on the River Thames, Handel composes a suite of dances, hires a boat and 50 musicians, and heads down the river to surprise the King. The music Handel wrote for this occasion has become known as ‘Water Music,’ one of the composer’s best-loved works. The story of this tuneful adventure serves as the engaging backdrop for a multifaceted exploration of Handel’s career and a musical response to the question, ‘How did a German become England’s most famous composer?’ With eminent conductor Stephen Simon directing the London Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned Baroque soprano Julianne Baird and baritone James Shaffran, narration by Yadu (a.k.a. Dr. Konrad Czynski), and intriguing observations by Maestro Classics co-founder Bonnie Ward Simon, My Name is Handelis much more than your typical ‘classical music for kids’ CD.”
One thing that I really liked about this album is that it had the ability to convey historical information, teach stories, and allow children to experience classical music all in a very fun and entertaining way! Stephen Simon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra are amazingly talented and are so nice to listen to on the album. Since listening to the CD, I have actually heard my daughter humming and making up lyrics to Handel’s music, which is so cute! I feel like she has truly become enlightened and educated through the album!
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