Various Artists

Build Your Baby's Brain, Vol. 1

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Parents want what's best for their children, and in a day and age where babies are put on waiting lists for the more renowned preschools before they can even crawl, it is no surprise that an album titled BUILD YOUR BABY'S BRAIN THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC! has appeared on the market.

Sony has chosen 17 selections from their back catalog, all "harmonious" as Zell Miller's liner notes call them. Miller, governor of Georgia and a former teacher, believed so strongly in the research behind this album that he made a deal with Sony executives to provide every newborn in Georgia with either a CD or cassette of it. The names of composers and performers--Bach, Mozart, Beethoven; Ormandy, Szell, Horszowski--are likely to be familiar, as are many of the tunes.

Whether or not this music can really enhance the creation of the brain's neural pathways--and therefore one's learning ability--this collection is as good a place as any to start building your baby's (and your own!) love and appreciation of classical music.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
1
5:46
2
3:24
Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67
3
3:07
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i)
4
3:12
Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114)
5
4:07
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
6
3:37
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
7 3:30
Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337
8
5:44
Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114)
9
7:47
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
10
4:58
Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3)
11
4:52
Water Music Suites Nos 1-3 for orchestra, HWV 348-350
12
Air
2:59
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
13
7:50
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
14
4:53
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
15
4:15
Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527
16
3:00
17
3:40
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