Saturday, January 2, 2010

Maestro Classics - Review of The Tortoise and the Hare

As a enormous fan of classical music, I was absolutely thrilled to receive this CD to review for Maestro Classics. Each member of the Crew was given various titles to review. Our family reviewed The Tortoise and the Hare. This is one of my favorite fables and so it was great to have it animated with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra!! It reminded me of the joy and excitement I had the first time that I had heard Peter and the Wolf animated in the same manner. I think my favorite part of the CD is where Stephen Simon talks about how an instrument and tune was picked for each character in the story. It made listening to the story even more fun as the children were listening for the various animals and their tunes. I would recommend this CD for any family!

They have several titles available:

  • The Tortoise and the Hare (the title we reviewed)
  • Peter and the Wolf (a favorite of mine)
  • The Story of Swan Lake (would be perfect for the little girl in your family)
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (a classic that would be perfect for any family)
  • Casey at the Bat (would love to hear this one with all the boys in my house)
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (love the book would be perfect for any boy!)
  • Juanita the Spanish Lobster
  • Juanita la langosta espaƱola (the above title in Spanish)

Each CD is $16.98 a very great price for something that your family will want to listen to over and over again. Even better you can get THREE CD's for $45.00 using the coupon code MAESTRO 45. I highly recommend any of the above titles for your family. If you travel a lot like we do, this is the perfect thing to plug into the DVD or CD player for the children to listen to.


Our family was given this CD to review as part of our participation in The Old Schoolhouse review team. The opinions are mine after reviewing this product with my family.

1 comment:

Maestro Classics said...

hi there!

This is a belated thanks for the wonderful review of our Tortoise and the Hare CD. 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 (we have a big one coming up for the full 8 CD set!) and get coupons. We'd love to invite you and your readers to join our page or check out our new free homeschool music curriculum guides and thanks again for the lovely review!

Maestro Classics