Chesky Records Kids is committed to helping children develop their creativity and expand their cultural horizons. Classical Cats is a wonderful way for young children to learn about the orchestra. The recording presents a playful story with beautiful classical music by composers from Tchaikovsky to Bach. Splendid metaphors are used to teach your child about the four main sections of the orchestra: the strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion. This story is a great learning tool in many ways. Not only will your child learn about the orchestra, but perhaps it will serve as a catalyst for your child to develop his/her own musical talents.
All tracks were composed by David Chesky except:
24. In the Hall of the Mountain King Edvard Grieg
25. Hoedown Aaron Copland
26. Miniature Overture Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
27. March Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
28. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
29. Russian Dance Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
30. Arabian Dance Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
31. Chinese Dance Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
32. Dance of the Mirlitons Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
33. Waltz of the Flowers Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Adrian Boult, Charles Gerhardt, Alexander Gibson
Orchestra London Festival Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra of London
Producer David Chesky
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Engineer Barry Wolifson
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Classical Cats: A Children’s Introduction to the Orchestra (CD158)
Genre: classical, kids, educational
Artwork, drawing and illustrations by Chris Bigelow.
Reviews...superbly recorded music that will keep children's attention This project was obviously a labor of love. I applaud Chesky's efforts to pass on our musical legacy to the next generation of potential music lovers. - Stereophile