Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TOS Review: Maesto Classic’s–Swan Lake







Product: Maestro Classic’s Swan Lake Cd

Price:   $16.98 for the Cd, or $9.98 for the MP3 Download

Ages: Designed for 5 –12 yrs old and parents.. (However, I think they are suitable for any age)

I am so happy that we got a chance to review this wonderful product! I have always been a music lover.. everything from classical, country, to hard rock. I’m really not picky when it comes from music. My children are the same, they like all kinds of music.. and they are willing to listen to different kinds of music, which I love!

I’ve always wanted to go see an Opera with them, but of course that is still a bit out of their league, and we don’t have any good ones offered in our area.

Back to my point..

When we first received this Cd, we popped it right in the Cd player on our way to pick up daddy. It was the prefect length to last us til we got there. Smile 

Right away they were just speechless, they sat so still and listened to every sound and word. (I had never seen them so quiet)

Tchaikovsky wrote this great ballet music..

The Story of Swan Lake” Is a tale of a prince that falls in love with a beautiful princess. The princess, however has been turned into a swan by an evil magician, and only the princes love can break the spell.


What is included:

The Cd comes with a 24 page activity booklet, that contains the biography of Tchaikovsky. Information on acoustic and electric guitars, sheet music, and words for a sing-along song.. then the explanation of major and minor keys, puzzles and more! (The MP3 version gets a PDF file of the booklet)

On the Cd:

  1. The Story of Swan Lake
  2. Tchaikovsky’s Life
  3. Speed Metal Swan
  4. About the Music
  5. “Tchaikovsky Wrote a Great Ballet”
  6. Want to Have Some Fun? Prepare to perform
  7. “Tchaikovsky Wrote a Great Ballet” Sing Along

Our Thoughts:

We thoroughly enjoyed Maestro Classic’s Story of Swan Lake. The kids loved the way the story was told in between the music. They learned so much in just an hour. They loved listening to the music, and then to the story. They have asked over and over again to listen to it.

I enjoyed the history that is also told about the story, the meaning behind it, and about Tchaikovsky. I was so impressed we are already trying to decide which Cd we want to buy next! Never a better way to teach your kids about the Orchestra.

Other Cd’s from Maestro Classic’s:

  • Peter and the Wolf
  • The Soldier's Tale
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music
  • The Tortoise & the Hare
  • Casey at the Bat
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Juanita the Spanish Lobster

See what the other TOS Crew Members are saying about Maestro Classic’s!!!

*I was given a copy of “The Story of Swan Lake” in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Crew. All opinions are 100% mine or my monkeys.


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