Saturday, June 14, 2008

Getting Fancy and Rocking Out to Beethoven

This week Miss B picked 3 more CDs from the public library at random (I just hold her up so she can reach higher points on the shelf). As far as I can tell the CDs at the library are simply filed alphabetically, with all genres mixed together, so we've typically ended up bringing home an eclectic mix of styles.

Of the 3 CDs this week, the first one that she wanted to listen to was Ludwig Van Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Septet from the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, conducted by David Zinman and featuring Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, and Truls Mork. On first listen, DJ B previewed the first track for about 30 seconds, then stopped it and wanted to move on to check out her other 2 CDs (she's such a radio music director in training!).

Yesterday we took a second listen to this and she wanted to get "dressed up" (in a fancy princess skirt, sunglasses, and feather boa) to dance to it. She listened to the entire CD and it seemed to be an appropriate soundtrack for dancing around her room in fancy garb. It's not her favorite CD of the week, but it definitely didn't get a thumbs down. As I'm writing this review, she came by and grabbed the CD out of the case and put it in her boombox. She cranked up the volume and is singing "knees and shoulders" (from "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes") while pushing around a doll stroller.

What do you do while listening to Beethoven?

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