About Beethoven\'s Wig
Beethoven\'s Wig is the classical music sensation for the whole family!
The brainchild of creator, lyricist, producer and lead vocalist Richard Perlmutter, Beethoven\'s Wig is zany lyrics set to the greatest hits of classical music. Filled with fact and fancy about the world\'s greatest composers and their compositions, Beethoven\'s Wig provides a fun foundation for classical music that will last a lifetime. The perfect blend of lunacy and learning, high brow and hijinks.
The Beethoven\'s Wig series has won an amazing 40 national awards including three Grammy Award nominations, Parents\' Choice, NAPPA, Teacher\'s Choice, American Library Association Notable Children\'s Recording, iParenting Media, and the list goes on.
Beethoven\'s Wig has been featured on NBC\'s Today Show, NPR\'s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and XM Satellite Radio.
Beethoven\'s Wig performs live in concert at performing arts centers and with symphony orchestras across the country including the Baltimore Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and Billings Symphony.
Beethovenâ€™s Wig: Sing Along Symphonies â€“ Album Profile
Canâ€™t tell Beethoven from Bach? Donâ€™t know if that great classical piece you heard is the 5th Symphony or Opus 500? Ever thought, â€œIf only classical music had a hook.â€ Well fret no more! Beethovenâ€™s Wig is here!
Beethovenâ€™s Wig (sub-titled Sing Along Symphonies â€“ because thatâ€™s just what they are!) is zany stick-in-your-head lyrics set to the greatest hits of classical music. Each song is a hilarious look at the composer, the composition or the time in history. Fact or fancy, they are always fun.
The perfect blend of inspired silliness and serious music, Beethovenâ€™s Wig provides kids and their parents with a memorable foundation for classical music that will last a lifetime. The same way that adults remember every word to their favorite songs growing up, Beethovenâ€™s Wig will inspire kids to remember classical greats and foster a genuine appreciation for classical music â€“ without their even realizing that all this fun is good for them, too.
The package includes lyrics, quiz questions and activities. And as a special bonus, the CD also includes the orchestral performances of each song without lyrics so you can hear the pieces as the composers intended.
Beethovenâ€™s Wig Is Very Big! - What Folks Are Saying
â€œAn irreverent, witty approach to music appreciationâ€¦ a laugh out loud album that pretty much guarantees listeners will forevermore recognize (the classics).â€ - Lynne Heffley, Los Angeles Times
â€œInspired and wildly imaginative, Beethovenâ€™s Wig is one of the best introductions to classical music you could give to your children. Beethovenâ€™s Wig is an orchestral treasure with a sense of humor as old or new as its listeners. Highly recommended.â€ - Martin Keller , Amazon.com
\"A perfect cross between entertainment and education, powered by lyric writing of exceptional craft and imagination.... It evokes a century of musical storytelling, in the most whimsical and clever traditions spanning Gilbert & Sullivan to Tin Pan Alley to the best of Sesame Street. Lyricist and singer Richard Perlmutter understands children as well as he understands music, and his love and passion for both fairly show through in every track.\" - Ventura County Parent
â€œWhatâ€™s the most far out place you could find a recording of Beethovenâ€™s Fifth Symphony? The answer lies in the CD itself.â€ - Susan Stamberg, National Public Radio â€œAll Things Consideredâ€
â€œThis wonderfully imaginative approach to â€˜serious musicâ€™ for little people exposes the younger audience to the wonders of the classics with an irresistibly skewed sense of humor.â€ - Amy Barkat, BarnesandNoble.com
â€œSilly lyrics cleverly draw in young listeners to the world of classical music in this high-spirited recording. This often goofy sing-along CD is a lighthearted way for young children to make acquaintance with popular classical works. Both vocal and instrumental versions of the recording\'s eleven songs are included.â€ Five Stars.
Five stars! â€œ Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!â€ - Yvette Cadeaux, Tower Pulse Magazine
â€œ...the most creative and most child-centered of the five [Grammy] finalists. I hope \"Beethoven\'s Wig\" receives the Grammy ... recordings like this do not come around often ....â€ - Fred Koch, Chicago Parent
â€œPerlmutterâ€™s got goofball charmâ€¦the orchestraâ€™s great, and his lyrics are truly hilarious.â€ - U.S. News & World Report