Friday, August 26, 2011

My Name is Handel...Review & Giveaway!


Earlier in the week a wonderful CD was released and I am so excited to tell you about it.  My Name is Handel by Maestro Classics is one for the whole family!  Maestro Classics produces Stories for Children which is an award winning (45 and counting!) series featuring well loved stories and classical music.  I just think this concept if so fun and innovative and a great way to get children involved in classical pieces.  Here is the scoop...


My Name is Handel transports listeners to early 18th century London, where George Frideric Handel, the brilliant young German composer, has established residence. 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 Handel is much more than your typical “classical music for kids” CD.  



Wow...I can't say enough about this CD.  The recommended age for this series is 5-12 but my not quite 5 year olds really enjoy it and so do I.  I would say people from all ages will enjoy this one.  I really want the kids to have a broad range of musical likes.  I like to expose them to all types and I love watching them find appreciation for a variety of musical works.  I think knowing the story behind the music makes this series a showstopper.  My Name is Handel is interesting, educational, fun and to sum it up?  Educational music to my ears!  You can pick up your copy today on Amazon...


You can also pick up your copy today on the Maestro Classics website by clicking HERE.

I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky Reviewed By Mom reader will win My Name is Handel!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...




Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned products for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

30 comments:

Kimberly said...

I would love Peter and The Wolf. I drive my family crazy whistling that music.
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Hifam said...

I would love to hear the Story of Swan Lake.
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Terri said...

When my children were little they enjoyed listening to the story & the wonderful music of Peter and the Wolf. I would love to have this CD now for my granddaughter who turns 6 in a few months. :-)

Heather said...

I would also like the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
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Gina said...

Would love Juanita The Spanish Lobster!

Pam L. said...

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Swan Lake and Casey at Bat

Alice H said...

The Tortoise and the Hare looks great - really all of them do! Thanks - alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Megan said...

I'd like to hear Peter and the Wolf
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I also like The Story of Swan Lake
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Shannon said...

Peter and Wolf!

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Cassie said...

Story of Swan Lake!
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HomemadeBaby said...

I'd love the Sorcerer's Apprentice too!
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Hannah said...

I'd like the The Story of Swan Lake

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Pat said...

Casey at the Bat
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Rachel said...

I'd like Peter and the Wolf

ossmcalc said...

I would like
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Thank you,

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Anna Galanos said...

The Sorcerer's Apprentice!

Sabrina said...

I'd love to hear the story of swan lake!
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katklaw777 said...

We luv ballet, so I am sure my daughter would like The Story of Swan Lake.
Thanks...

AvroraD said...

I'd like Peter and the Wolf. That's always a hit with kids when it's done live.

Kristie said...

My daughter would love The Story of Swan lake :-)

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hedgerhousehold said...

The Tortoise and the Hare
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lightlovebeing said...

The Story of Swan Lake

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Donna said...

I would like the The Story of Swan Lake
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jenzen69 said...

we like the mike mulligan too and the sorcerers apprentice
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Caleb's Mom said...

Oh.. We would just love to hear the Story of Swan Lake!!

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Theresa said...

I'd like Peter and the Wolf! I haven't heard that since I was little!

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Alicia C. said...

I'd want Peter and the Wolf - no question! I remember a music teacher playing it for us and narrating the story when I was in first grade and loved every minute of it. I'd like to share that with my kids.

Hannah said...

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ACMommy3 said...

We'd also like to listen to Peter and the Wolf or The Story of Swan Lake!