PhotobucketTitle: Peter and the Wolf

Target Ages: ages 5 and up
Format: CD
Price: $16.98

The Maestro Classics offers audio recordings of classic stories. Each story is accompanied by orchestra music to help build excitement for the program and an appreciation of music. Bonnie Ward Simon and Stephen Simon at Maestro Classics have developed a product line of classic story recordings that will expand listening horizons, develop listening skills and accumulate musical memories, and encourage adults and children to listen to music together.

We reviewed the cd of Peter and the Wolf. Sergei Prokogiev composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936. This cd includes his composition performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It is conducted by Stephen Simon and narrated by Yadu.

The Queen's Overall Assessment:
We really liked this story. We could listen to the music and try to pick out the instruments that were played. We could recognize the instruments when we heard them played in other situations as well. 

The CD is packaged with a full-color booklet of information and activities to use with the cd. There is a dot-to-dot, crossword, match the instruments, and other games. There is also information on the composer, narrator, and instruments. The prince and the princess enjoyed these activities.

Maestro Classic offers a great selection of classic stories.  Be sure to check them out. As of this writing, there is a special price if you buy 3 cds. You can also hear samples of the story cds online at Maestro Classics website.

Other Homeschool Crew Members reviewed this product. Be sure to find out what they thought at The Homeschool Crew Blog.

Disclaimer: This was a review of my experience with the product described. I tried to give a complete and honest assessment. In order to review the product, I received a free cd with no additional compensation. This in no way influenced my review of the product. The opinions expressed are my own and were not affected or edited by anyone prior to publishing.

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date Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 comments to “Maestro Classics -- Peter and the Wolf Review”

  1. Chris Gunn
    January 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    I love your comment about being around kids and critters all day- I can definitely relate!! Great review- we enjoyed Peter and the Wolf too!
    I haven't had much time lately to do many blog extras, but I really wanted to pass this award along to some of my favorite blogs:

  1. Maestro Classics
    June 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Hi Lisa-Anne,

    Thanks for the wonderful review of our Peter and the Wolf CD this winter. I just wanted to let you know that since you reviewed our CD we've made a Facebook page so that our fans can participate in monthly giveaways (June was Peter and the Wolf, as a matter of fact) and get coupons. We'd love to invite you and your readers to join our page and thanks again for the lovely review!

    Social Media Coordinator
    Maestro Classics

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