music from Mozart and other composers designed to provide a healthy,
nurturing environment and a chance for your baby to exercise "musical
muscles"! This project benefits Children's Hospital at
Providence in Alaska.
Music has the
power to influence and change any persons' mood. Music can make
you laugh or cry, tap your toes or fall asleep, agitate or soothe
you. The speed, pitch and range of music can affect you positively
or negatively. While research on music's power has been ongoing,
only recently has the general public become aware of the vast potential
of listening to music as well as participating in it. Music education
in the earliest years of development improves a child's learning
ability because young minds are like a fresh, empty sponge, susceptible
to all kinds of stimuli which they absorb very quickly. As responsible
parents, we try to comfort and teach our children right from wrong,
as well as protect them from bad influences. We are careful with
language, visual stimuli, nutrition and physical education but we
often forget about the power of music. The fact is, unborn children
hear before they see. They learn to recognize a parent's voice which
is why we are encouraged to speak to them before birth. What kind
of music do we want the baby to hear? Would it not be best to create
a healthy auditory environment, free of undue anxiety or stress?
represents that type of music. It takes you through a journey of
16 classical piano solo works to be enjoyed by all, including adults.
The works were chosen for the soothing as well as uplifting and
stimulating qualities, yet care was also taken to be certain no
work unduly taxes an emotion. The selections include four works
by Mozart, whose music as been receiving media attention regarding
its ability to influence intellectual development...
some clips from Growing Babies Bright. You'll need RealPlayer which
you can download from the Real.com
if you don't already have it.)
the Parenting, February 2001 review of this CD.
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on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", K. 265
Song, RO 27
MOZART Rondo a la Turca from Sonata K.331
op. 98, No.2 (piano transcription by J. Osinchuk)
DeFALLA "Nana", from "Seven Spanish Folk Songs"
(piano transcription by J. Osinchuk
MOZART Sonatensatz in Bb major, K. 400
GRIEG At the Cradle, op. 68, No. 5
GRIEG Grandmother's Minuet, op. 68, No. 2
GRIEG Arietta, op 12, No. 1
MOZART Rondo in D major, K. 485 The Four Seasons
- From The
Summer's Eve op. 71, No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY, Autumn Song from "The Seasons"
MacDOWELL, Winter Song, op. 32, No. 4
MENDELSSOHN, Spring Song, op. 62, No. 6
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