04. April 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m actually rather surprised that Ravel is on this list, but maybe he is more popular than I know. Or maybe it’s a British thing.:

Forty three per cent of parents said their baby showed signs of recognising the music they had been playing to it during the pregnancy.

TOP 10 MOST PLAYED CLASSICAL COMPOSERS:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Johann Sebastian Bach

Frederic Chopin

Franz Schubert

Richard Wagner

George Frideric Handel

Gustav Mahler

Joseph-Maurice Ravel

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My poor babies … they got whatever mommy was working on, rehearsing, or performing at the time. After they were born it was still whatever I was working on, or whatever concert or opera we dragged them to. Still, I think they fared just fine. Do I think it made them smarter? No, not really. They were geniuses to begin with. ;-) I do think, though, that they are more interested in a great variety of music that many kids. (And yes, they all like some music I don’t particularly care for. I’m fine with that.)

When they were a bit older Brandon’s favorite was Resphigi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Kelsey loved opera, and Jameson, only a while back, was really into Copland and loved listening to his opera. Of course this morning, on the way to school, he was playing White Stripes. Nothing like Copland.
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