This year our curriculum has us studying the classic composer Tchaikovsky. We studied The Nutcracker in the month of December and we’re ready to move on to another one of Tchaikovsky’s pieces when we were given the opportunity to review Maestro Classics – The Story of Swan Lake. My kids love classical music and we have enjoyed studying Tchaikovsky. We have been blessed, in the past, with the opportunity of seeing the ballet “Swan Lake” performed by the Atlanta Ballet.
The CD we received from Maestro Classics begins with the telling of the story of Swan Lake set to the beautiful music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In no time my girls were up dancing to each piece, while my son enjoyed pretending he was the conductor.
From the Maestro Classics website:
What I loved about Maestro Classics is that it is so much more than just listening to classical music. This is what was included on our CD, along with a 24 page booklet – with discussion topics and fun activities.
1. The Story of Swan Lake
The story is set to the most famous music from this great ballet.2. Tchaikovsky’s Life
Learn about the life of Tchaikovsky, the most loved of all Russian composers.3. Speed Metal Swan
World-famous guitarist Joe Stump transforms Tchaikovsky’s theme.4. About the Music
Discover about the different popular dance music that the composer included.7. “Tchaikovsky Wrote a Great Ballet” Sing-Along
A string quartet will accompany you.
You can purchase Maestro Classics – The Story of Swan Lake directly from their website for $16.98 or as an mp3 download for $9.98. Also, head to their website to listen to excerpts from all of their CD’s. Other titles include Peter and the Wolf, The Soldier’s Tale, My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music, The Tortoise and the Hare, Casey at the Bat, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Juanita the Spanish Lobster, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
Would you like to read what my fellow crew mates thought of Maestro Classics? Then head on over to the TOS Crew Blog.
Disclaimer: I am reviewing this product on behalf of the TOS Crew. I received no compensation, other than a free copy of Maestro Classics – The Story of Swan Lake, for the writing of this review. The contents of this review express my personal opinion of the app.