Beethoven’s Wig 2 – More Sing-Along Symphonies

Beethoven's Wig 2[sound recording] /
[concept, lyrics, and lead vocals by Richard Perlmutter].
( Catalog Listing )

Song# 11 Wow, what a wedding cake

Beethoven’s Wig 2 – More Sing-Along Symphonies

1 Stuck in the Saddle Again (Light Cavalry Overture)
[Sing Alone Symphoni
2 Sing Verdi Very Loud (La Donna È Mobile from Rigoletto) [Sing Alone Sym
3 It’s the Same Every Verse (In the Hall of the Mountain King from …)
4 Musical B’s (Hungarian Dance, No. 5)
Sing Alone Symphonies
5 Don’t Play That Violin (Violin Concerto, No. 2)
Sing Alone Symphonies
6 Schubert’s Trout (Trout Quintet)
Sing Alone Symphonies
7 Dvorak the Czechoslovak (Humoresque, No. 7)
Sing Alone Symphonies
8 A Fan of Chopin (Prelude 7, Op. 28)
Sing Alone Symphonies
9 Please Do Not Tease the Viennese (Blue Danube Waltz) [Sing Alone Sympho
10 It’s Spring! (Spring from the Four Seasons)
Sing Alone Symphonies
11 Wow What a Wedding Cake (Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream)
12 Light Cavalry Overture
Instrumental Performances
13 La Donna È Mobile from Rigoletto
Instrumental Performances
14 In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite
Instrumental
15 Hungarian Dance, No. 5
Instrumental Performances
16 Violin Cencerto, No. 5
Instrumental Performances
17 Trout Quintet
Instrumental Performances
18 Humoresque, No. 7
Instrumental Performances
19 Prelude 7, Op. 28
Instrumental Performances
20 Blue Danube Waltz
Instrumental Performances

The sequel to the award-winning Beethoven’s Wig is just as much fun as the original. Richard Perlmutter’s wacky bunch once again provide silly songs for famous classical melodies in a package that both entertains and informs. This time out, favorites from Verdi, Brahms, Schubert, and Strauss get twisted readings that will have kids – and their parents – in stitches. “Sing Verdi Very Loud” calls for vociferous vocals, to the tune of “La donna è mobile” (from Rigoletto): “Do what the divas do / Shatter a glass or two / Your voice is well-endowed / Sing Verdi very loud.” The reason Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” is retitled “It’s the Same Every Verse” is quite obvious, and the lyrics count down the 18 verses one by one: “Here’s a piece that’s quite perverse / It’s the same every verse / So for better or for worse / We’ve 17 to go.” The most amusing song on the whole disc has to be “Please Do Not Tease the Viennese.” Set to Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz,” this hilarious track begs forgiveness for Vienna’s penchant for the waltz and for melodies “conducted in threes.” While plenty funny, the Beethoven’s Wig crew never lose sight of the music — including an instrumental performance of each piece without lyrics. Beethoven’s Wig 2 is a surefire triumph. And as a bonus, the CD includes lyrics, trivia questions, and list of related activities for kids and parents.

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