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Baby Einstein is a line of multimedia products and toys that specialize in interactive activities for children aged 1 month to 5 years old. Subjects music, art, language, science, and mathematics are prominently explored. These products used to be made by a division of the Walt Disney Company, marketed under the slogan, "Where Discovery Begins". The Baby Einstein Company pays a significant amount of money to Corbis, on behalf of the estate of renowned physicist Albert Einstein, for the use of the Einstein name, though the products have virtually nothing to do with Einstein or his work (however, Disney uses a disclaimer that Einstein is a trademark of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

History

The Baby Einstein Company was founded in 1996 by stay-at-home mom and former teacher Julie Aigner-Clark at her home in suburban Alpharetta, Georgia, as Julie Aigner-Clark Films. Aigner-Clark and her husband, Bill Clark, invested $18,000 of their savings to produce the initial product, a Video Board Book, a VHS entitled Baby Einstein, later sold as Language Nursery.

The original video shows a variety of toys and visuals interspersed with music, stories, numbers, and words of many languages. Eventually, the video was marketed across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Other videos followed, some featuring the Clarks' two daughters, Aspen & Sierra, among other children. Also featuring toys by Ambi, Brio, Folkmanis, Dakin, Chimes, Battat, Tomy, Legends and Lore, among others.

Baby Einstein became a multi-million dollar franchise; its revenue grew from $1 million in 1998 Aigner-Clark renamed the company to The Baby Einstein Company in October 1998, and sold a 20% stake in the company to Artisan Entertainment and Family Home Entertainment in January 2000 and sold the rest to The Walt Disney Company for an undisclosed amount in November 2001. The franchise is named after and pays significant royalties to the estate of deceased physicist Albert Einstein, putting him in the top 5 of most earning dead celebrities, according to Forbes.

At one point in 2009, the brand was estimated to be worth nearly 400 million dollars based on revenues. Julie was named Entrepreneur of the Year and won various awards for her products, which are the number one selling brand (1 in three households with babies in the US own at least one Baby Einstein product) of videos for very young children. Julie has appeared in many media outlets, including Oprah, GMA, The Today Show and USA Today. On January 23, 2007 The Baby Einstein Company was mentioned in the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush. Aigner-Clark, along with other notable U.S. citizens, was invited to sit in the gallery during the speech, and was recognized by Bush during his presentation to the nation.

As a subsidiary of Disney, the production budgets were increased and the concept was expanded to include a wide range of themes. A line of educational toys were also developed. In 2005, the franchise inspired a Disney Junior animated television series called Little Einsteins.

The official Baby Einstein website is available in English and en Español, with specific content for more than 30 different countries.

Julie Aigner-Clark no longer owns or operates the company she founded. She has since been involved in several start ups, including The Safe Side and Baby Bytes. She is a notable speaker and has a web site that can be found at http://www.mommymade.com.

In 2013, Disney lost the rights and sold Baby Einstein to Kids II, Inc. while the logo had an update with a more thick and classic font and new drawing of the face.

Complaint to FTC

In May 2006, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the Baby Einstein Company and the Brainy Baby Company, a producer of similar videos; the following month the CCFC amended the complaint to include another producer, BabyFirstTV. The CCFC alleged false advertising by these companies, citing the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children under two should be discouraged from watching television at all, and a study showing that only six percent of parents are aware of that recommendation, while 49 percent of parents think educational videos like these are very important in the intellectual development of children.

In December 2007, the FTC closed the complaint, determining not to recommend any enforcement action against the company. In so doing, the FTC noted that certain of the claims that were the subject of the CCFC’s complaint did not raise issues under the FTC’s substantiation rules. Other factors considered by the FTC in making its determination included the redesign of the Baby Einstein website, which removed certain product testimonials and product descriptions, as well as the company's representations that it would take steps to ensure that any advertising claims with respect to educational and developmental value would be properly substantiated. However, the websites of Baby Einstein in languages other than English are not all modified in the same way. For example, its official Chinese website still contains the product effect statement as "For example, the Baby Van Gogh released by us can initiate your baby's interest and recognition of colors."

As with all of its products, Disney offered refunds to any customers who are unhappy with the quality of its merchandise.

Controversy over effects on language development

In 1993, a study was published which showed listening to Mozart produced an increase in spatial reasoning skills for approximately ten minutes in college students, a phenomenon dubbed The Mozart Effect. The authors of the paper later complained that their research had been misunderstood in popular culture to imply a permanent increase in general intelligence.

In August 2007, the Journal of Pediatrics published a preprint version of the results of a study by researchers at the University of Washington on the effects of television and DVD/video viewing on language development in children under two years of age. The study, the second conducted by the same researchers as part of a larger project, was a correlational study based on telephone interviews with parents of children aged 2 to 24 months. The parents were asked about time spent interacting with adults, how much time was spent watching television and DVDs/videos, and what kind of media the children watched.

The study's authors, Drs. Frederick Zimmerman, Dimitri Christakis, and Andrew Meltzoff, concluded that, among infants aged 8 to 16 months, exposure to "baby DVDs/videos" — such as Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby — was strongly associated with lower scores on a Communicative Development Inventory - a standard language development test. This result was specific to baby-oriented educational videos and did not hold for other types of media, and was not related to shared parental viewing. Among toddlers aged 17 to 24 months, the study found no significant effects, either negative or positive, for any of the forms of media that were viewed. Daily reading and storytelling, however, were found to be associated with somewhat higher language scores, especially for toddlers. Listening to music, on the other hand, had no significant effect.

The University of Washington press release announcing the study explained that for each hour-per-day spent watching baby DVDs/videos, infants understood on average six to eight fewer words than infants who did not watch them, and recommended that parents limit their use. "There is no clear evidence of a benefit coming from baby DVDs and videos and there is some suggestion of harm," said lead author Frederick Zimmerman. "We don't know for sure that baby DVDs and videos are harmful, but the best policy is safety first. Parents should limit their exposure as much as possible." In his study, Zimmerman states that the association between television-watching was only observed in the younger children, and that this could disappear by the time the children become toddlers.

Christakis, a pediatrician, said that he is "frequently asked by parents what the value of these products is," and stated, "The evidence is mounting that they are of no value and may in fact be harmful. Given what we now know, I believe the onus is on the manufacturers to prove their claims that watching these programs can positively impact children's cognitive development."

In response to the negative media reports generated by the study and the press release, the Baby Einstein Company issued the following statement:

Baby Einstein is committed to maintaining the highest standards in the development of all of our products. After thoroughly analyzing the University of Washington study, we have serious concerns about the many contradictions between the study's conclusions and the content of its press release that created publicity which incorrectly suggests that this study focused on Baby Einstein products. In fact, the report concludes by stating “The analysis presented here is not a direct test of the developmental impact of viewing baby DVDs/videos. We did not test through experimental manipulation whether viewing baby DVDs/videos has a positive or negative impact on vocabulary acquisition.”

On August 13, 2007, Robert Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, the owner of Baby Einstein, demanded that the University of Washington retract the press release, asserting that the study itself doesn’t support the claims made by the University’s public relations department. On August 16, University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert rejected Disney's complaints, saying that the university stands behind the research and that the press release accurately reflected the paper's conclusions and the scientists' commentary.

In March 2008, The Journal of Pediatrics released a study by the researchers at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and Harvard University, showing that television viewing is, “neither beneficial nor deleterious to child cognitive and language abilities” for children under 2, although the study looked at all types of television, not specifically baby DVDs.

On September 4, 2009, the Walt Disney Company announced that it would offer a refund for all Baby Einstein DVDs/videos purchased between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2012, extending a refund policy already in place. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which had been pushing for a recall of the videos, sees the refund offer as "an acknowledgement by the leading baby video company that baby videos are not educational".

In January 2010, William and Julie Clark asked a judge to order the University of Washington to release records from the 2007 effects of television viewing study, citing, “Given that other research studies have not shown the same outcomes, we would like the raw data and analytical methods from the Washington studies so we can audit their methodology, and perhaps duplicate the studies, to see if the outcomes are the same."

Soon after, The University of Washington settled with the Clark, paying out nearly $200,000 in back legal fees.

Baby Einstein Videos and DVDs

  • Language Nursery (1997)
  • Baby Mozart: Music Festival (1998)
  • Baby Bach: Musical Adventure (1998)
  • Baby Shakespeare: World of Poetry (1999)
  • Baby Van Gogh: World of Colors (2000)
  • Baby Santa's: Music Box (2000)
  • Neighborhood Animals (2001)
  • World Animals (2001)
  • Baby Newton: All About Shapes (2002)
  • Baby Beethoven: Symphony of Fun (2002)
  • Baby Neptune: Discovering Water (2003)
  • Baby Galileo: Discovering the Sky (2003)
  • Numbers Nursery (2003)
  • Baby MacDonald: A Day on the Farm (2004)
  • Baby Da Vinci: from Head to Toe (2004)
  • Baby Noah: Animal Expedition (2004)
  • Baby Monet: Discovering the Seasons (2005)
  • Baby Wordsworth: First Words-Around the House (2005)
  • On The Go: Riding, Sailing and Soaring (2005)
  • Meet The Orchestra: First Instruments (2006)
  • Baby's Favorite Places: First Words-Around Town (2006)
  • Baby's First Moves: Get Up and Go! (2006)
  • My First Signs: See and Sign with Baby (2007)
  • Discovering Shapes: Circles, Squares and More! (2007)
  • Lullaby Time: Soothing Sounds for Baby (2007)
  • Baby's First Sounds: Discovering for Little Ears (2008)
  • World Music (2009)
  • World Animal Adventure (2009)

Discovery Kits

  • Baby Mozart (2010)
  • Baby Beethoven (2010)
  • Animals Around Me (2010)
  • Wild Animal Safari (2010)
  • World of Words (2010)
  • World of Colors (2010)
  • Baby Lullaby (2011)
  • Neptune's Oceans (2011)
  • World of Rhythm (2011)

CDs

Baby Einstein also produces CDs. Some titles are available on iTunes.

Animal Friends*

Songs

  1. Animal's Processional, Pt. 1
  2. The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  3. B-I-N-G-O
  4. The Elephant, the Giraffe and the Butterfly
  5. The Blue Danube
  6. Froggie Went A-Courtin’
  7. The Seashore Water Ballet
  8. Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cat and the Fiddle
  9. Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  10. All the Pretty Little Horses
  11. Feathered Friends
  12. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me
  13. Three Blind Mice
  14. Turkey in the Straw
  15. Day's End: A Time for Rest

Baby Bach*

Tracks

  1. Tune up and fanfare based on a theme from Toccata in D
  2. Minuet in G from Anna Magdalena Notebooks
  3. Flute Sonata in Eb, BWV 1031, 3rd Movement
  4. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051, 3rd Movement
  5. Orchestral Suite No. 4, Rejouissance, BWV 1069
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049, 1st Movement
  7. Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1051, 1st Movement
  8. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, 3rd Movement
  9. Orchestral Suite No. 2, Badinerie, BWV 1067
  10. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
  11. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068, Air
  12. Two-Part Invention No. 1, BWV 772
  13. Goldberg Variations, No. 1, BWV 988
  14. Goldberg Variations, No. 4, BWV 988
  15. Goldberg Variations, No. 30, BWV 988
  16. Goldberg Variations, Canons, BWV 988
  17. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, 3rd Movement

Baby Beethoven*

Tracks

  1. Tune up and theme from Symphony No. 9, 2nd Movement
  2. Symphony No. 1 Op. 21, 1st Movement
  3. Minuet in G
  4. Sonatina in F
  5. Sonata No.14 (Moonlight), Op. 27, No. 2, 2nd Movement
  6. The Ruins of Athens, Turkish March, Op. 113
  7. Rondo in C, Op. 51, No. 1
  8. Fur Elise, WoO 59
  9. Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op. 129
  10. Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, 1st Movement
  11. Military March No. 1 in F, WoO 18
  12. Sonatina in G
  13. Sonata 8 (Pathetique), Op. 13, 3rd Movement
  14. Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, 4th Movement
  15. Sonata No. 2, Op. 2, No. 2, 1st Movement
  16. Allgero for a Flute Clock
  17. Symphony No, 6, Op. 68, 3rd Movement
  18. Sonata 8 (Pathetique), Op. 13, 2nd Movement
  19. Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, 4th Movement Coda

Baby Galileo

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale", Op. 65, 5th Movement - Beethoven
  3. Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 662, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  4. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467, 2nd Movement - Mozart
  5. Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" D.849, 1st Movement - Schubert
  6. Clarinet Concerto in A, K, 662, 1st Movement - Mozart
  7. Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Op. 66 - Tchaikovsky
  8. Serenade, No. 13 in G, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K. 525, 1st Movement - Mozart
  9. Serenade, No. 13, in G "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K. 525, 4th Movement - Mozart
  10. Nocturne in Eb, No. 2, Op. 9 - Chopin
  11. Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter", K. 551 - Mozart
  12. Twinkle, Twinkle - Traditional arr. Weisbach
  13. Piano Sonata, No. 14, in C-sharp, "Moonlight", Op. 27, No. 2 - Beethoven
  14. Prelude No, 7 in A, "The Polish Dance", Op. 28 - Chopin
  15. On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op, 314 - Johann Strauss II
  16. Variations on (Ah Vous DiraI-Je, Maman), K. 265-300e
  17. Preludes Book II, "Clair de Lune" - Debussy
  18. Symphony No. 9 in E, "New World", 2nd Movement - Dvorak
  19. Nocturne in F#, No. 2, Op. 15 - Chopin
  20. Waltz, No, 15, "Lullaby" - Brahms

Baby Mozart*

Tracks

  1. Tune up and fanfare based on themes from "The Magic Flute"
  2. Piano Sonata in C, K545, 1st Movement
  3. Piano Sonata in C, K330, 1st Movement
  4. Variations on "Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman", No. 1, 8 and 11, K265/300e
  5. Piano Sonata in D, K576, 1st Movement
  6. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, 1st Movement
  7. Piano Sonata in A, K331, 3rd Movement
  8. Piano Sonata in C, K545, 2nd Movement
  9. Sonata in D for Two Pianos, K448, 1st Movement
  10. Piano Sonata in C, K330, 3rd Movement
  11. Divertimento No. 17 in D
  12. Piano Sonata in B flat, K570, 3rd Movement
  13. Piano Sonata in F, K533/494, 3rd Movement
  14. The Magic Flute, K620, Papageno Arias No. 2 and 20
  15. Symphony No. 41, in C, K551, 1st Movement

Baby Mozart 2*

Tracks

  1. Tune up and fanfare based on themes from "The Magic Flute"
  2. Serenade No. 13 in G, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K525, 1st Movement
  3. Serenade No. 13, in G, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K525, 2nd Movement
  4. Motette in D, "Ave Verum Corpus", K618
  5. Flute Quartet No. 1 in D, K139, 1st Movement
  6. Piano Sonata No. 12 in F, K332, 2nd Movement
  7. Divertimento No. 1 in D, K136, 1st Movement
  8. Clarinet Concerto in A, K622, 2nd Movement
  9. Serenade No. 9 in D, "Coronation", K537, 2nd Movement
  10. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, "Coronation", K537, 2nd Movement
  11. Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Overture, K492
  12. Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Voi Che Sapete, K492
  13. Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, K447, 2nd Movement
  14. Andante in F for a Small Mechanical Organ, K616
  15. String Quartet No, 17 in B-flat, "Hunting", K458, 1st Movement

Baby Neptune*

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Allegro - Handel
  3. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Bourree - Handel
  4. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Passepied - Handel
  5. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G, Gigue - Handel
  6. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Menuet - Handel
  7. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D, Alla Hornpipe - Handel
  8. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Air - Handel
  9. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D, Allegro - Handel
  10. Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
  11. Concerto in A - Telemann
  12. Water Music, Bourree - Telemann
  13. Water Music, Harlequinade - Telemann
  14. Water Music, Ebb and Flow - Telemann
  15. Contradance No. 11 - Beethoven
  16. Contrdance No. 12 - Beethoven
  17. Nocturne No. 6, K239, 1st Movement - Mozart
  18. Nocturne No. 6, K239, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  19. La Mer - Debussy
  20. Music for the Royal Fireworks, Fanfare and Overture - Handel
  21. Music for the Royal Fireworks, Menuet Medley - Handel
  22. Music for the Royal Fireworks, La Rejouissance - Handel

Baby Noah*

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Warm-Up
  2. Animal's Processional, Part 1 (Tsar Saltan, Tsar's Farewell)
  3. Animal's Processional, Part 2 (Tsar Saltan, Tsar's Farewell, Variation)
  4. The Elephant, the Giraffe and the Butterfly (Piano Sonata 15, Op. 28, 4th Movement
  5. Koala's Hide and Seek (Contradance No. 6)
  6. The Lizard Chase (Contradance No. 3)
  7. From the Savannah (Moldau)
  8. The Seashore Water Ballet (Sonata E Major)
  9. Gorilla Talk (Contradance No. 5)
  10. Wombat Dance (Contradance No. 9)
  11. Puppy Play (Contradance No. 10)
  12. The Ice Race (Journey Train Polka, Op. 281)
  13. Feathered Friends (Peer Gynt, Arabian Dance)
  14. The Flamingo Family Ballet (Peer Gynt, Anitra's Dance)
  15. Dolphin Party, Part 1 (Medley: The Moldau, Hunt & Nymph)
  16. Dolphin Party, Part 2 (Carmen Suite 2, Habanera)
  17. Kangaroo Dance (Contradance No. 12)
  18. Penguin Friends Folly (Grand Valse)
  19. Morning: A Bright New Day (Peer Gynt Suite, Morning)
  20. Lion's Pride (Peer Gynt Suite, Hall of the Mountain King)
  21. The Polar Bear Waltz (Die Fleidermaus Waltz)
  22. Building a Home, Building a Nest (Contradance No. 7)
  23. Day's End: A Time for Rest (Six Children's Pieces, Op. 72, 2nd Movement)
  24. Finale; Animal Friends, Big and Small (The Marriage of Figaro)

Baby Santa*

Tracks

  1. Jingle Bells, Traditional
  2. Deck the Halls, Traditional
  3. Toy Symphony - Mozart
  4. The Dreidel Song - Traditional
  5. Joy to the World, Traditional
  6. Joy to the World, Regge Style
  7. 12 Days of Christmas, Caribbean Style
  8. German Dance No. 3 "Sleigh Ride" - W.A Mozart
  9. Jingle Bells, Traditional
  10. Jingle Bells, Samba Style
  11. Hanukkah Medley, Traditional
  12. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella - France
  13. Snowbird on the Ashbank - Appalachia
  14. The Wexford Carol - Celtic
  15. Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming - Germany
  16. Oshogatsu (The New Year) - Japan
  17. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Traditional
  18. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, African Pop Style
  19. Hanukkah, O Hanukkah, Traditional
  20. Hallelujah Chorus - Handel
  21. Silent Night, Traditional
  22. Orchestra Tune-Up
  23. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Bach
  24. Trepak (Russian Dance)
  25. Tea (Chinese Dance)
  26. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  27. Cofee (Arabian Dance)
  28. Dance of the Reed Pipes
  29. Waltz of the Flowers
  30. Symphony No. 9 - Beethoven

Baby Vivaldi*

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Concerto in D Major, RV93, 1st Movement
  3. Concerto in D Major, RV93, 3rd Movement
  4. Concerto in F Major, RV539, 1st Movement
  5. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, RV310, 1st Movement
  6. Concerto in B Minor, RV580, 1st Movement
  7. Concerto in C Major, RV537, 1st Movement
  8. Concerto in C Major, RV537, 3rd Movement
  9. Concerto in G Major, RV532, 1st Movement
  10. The Four Seasons, Spring, RV269, 1st Movement
  11. The Four Seasons, Spring, RV269, 3rd Movement
  12. The Four Seasons, Summer, RV269, 1st and 3rd Movements
  13. The Four Seasons, Autumn, RV293, 1st Movement
  14. The Four Seasons, Autumn, RV293, 3rd Movement
  15. The Four Seasons, Winter, RV267, 2nd Movement
  16. Violin Concerto No. 12, RV265, 1st Movement
  17. Violin Concerto No. 12, RV265, 3rd Movement

Language Nursery

Music and Verse

  1. Theme, Weisbach
  2. Abendlied, German
  3. Jack and Jill, English
  4. Bo Peep, French
  5. Twinkle, Twinkle, Mozart
  6. Divertimento, Mozart
  7. K545, Mozart
  8. Lullaby, Russian
  9. Niji, Japanese
  10. Minuet, Bach
  11. Brandenburg No. 6, Bach
  12. Jesu, Bach
  13. Oye! Mira!, Spanish
  14. Brilla, Spanish
  15. Numi Numi, Hebrew
  16. Little Rooster, Russian
  17. Turkish March, Beethoven
  18. Pathetique, Beethoven
  19. Capriccio, Beethoven
  20. J'avais, French
  21. Kinderpredigt, German
  22. Aiueo, Japanese
  23. Twinkle, Twinkle, English
  24. Matterhorn Jig, Weisbach
  25. Lullaby, Weisbach

Language Recitals

  1. Alphabet, English
  2. 1-20, English
  3. Humpty Dumpty, English
  4. Alphabet, Spanish
  5. 1-20, Spanish
  6. Brilla Brilla, Spanish
  7. Alphabet, French
  8. 1-20, French
  9. J'avais, French
  10. Alphabet, German
  11. 1-20, German
  12. Kinderpredigt, German
  13. Alphabet, Hebrew
  14. 1-20, Hebrew
  15. Numi Numi, Hebrew
  16. Alphabet, Japanese
  17. 1-20, Japanese
  18. Niji, Japanese
  19. Alphabet, Russian
  20. 1-20, Russian
  21. Lullaby, Russian

Vocabulary

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. French
  4. German
  5. Hebrew
  6. Japanese
  7. Russian

Bedtime Classics

Tracks

  1. Variations (Twinkle, Twinkle) K265/300e - W.A Mozart
  2. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147 - J. S. Bach
  3. Piano Sonata in C, K.545, 2nd Movement - W.A Mozart
  4. Symphony No, 9, 4th Movement Op. 295 - Beethoven
  5. Piano Sonata in D K576, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  6. Fur Elise, WoO 59 - Beethoven
  7. Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight), 2nd Movement, Op. 27 - Beethoven
  8. Minuet in G from Anna Magdalena - J. S. Bach
  9. Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique), 2nd Movement, Op. 13 - Beethoven
  10. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, Air, BWV 1068 - J. S. Bach

Playtime Classics

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Concerto for Lute, Two Violins and Basso Contuino in D Major, 1st Movement - Vivaldi
  3. Piano Sonata in C Major, 1st Movement - Mozart
  4. Brandenburg Conceto No. 4, 1st Movement - Bach
  5. Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major, 3rd Movement - Vivaldi
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 3rd Movement - Bach
  7. Piano Sonata in A Major, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  8. Concerto in G Major, Op, 3, No. 10, 1st Movement - Vivaldi
  9. The Magic Flute, Papageno Arias Nos. 2 and 20 - Mozart
  10. Goldberg Variations, Canons - Bach

Classical Collection

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Carmen Suife - Bizet
  3. Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss II
  4. Peer Gynt, Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
  5. Sonata E Major - Scarlatti
  6. Tsar Saltan, Tsar's Farewell - Rimsky-Korsakov
  7. Contradance No. 3 - Beethoven
  8. The Moldau - Smetana
  9. The Bartered Bride, Overture - Smetana
  10. Concerto for Two Trumpets - Vivaldi
  11. Great Gate at Kiev - Mussorgsky /1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky

Art Time Classics

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Carmen Suite - Georges Bizet
  3. Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss II
  4. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade - Modest Mussorgsky
  5. William Tell Overture, Bucolic - Gioacchino Rossini
  6. William Tell Overture, "Lone Ranger" - Gioacchino Rossini
  7. Gaite Parisienne, Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach
  8. Gaite Parisienne, Vivo - Jacques Offenbach
  9. Minute Waltz - Fredric Chopin
  10. Swan Lake, Waltz - Peter Tchaikovsky
  11. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade - Modest Mussorgsky
  12. Peer Gynt Suite, Morning - Edvard Grieg
  13. Peer Gynt Suite, Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
  14. Bolero - Maurice Ravel
  15. Flight of the Bumble Bee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  16. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Franz Liszt
  17. Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade - Modest Mussorgsky
  18. Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy
  19. Great Gate at Kiev - Mussorgsky /1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
  20. Lullaby - Johannes Brahms

Holiday Classics

Tracks

  1. Jingle Bells, Traditional
  2. Deck the Halls, Traditional
  3. Toy Symphony - Leopold Mozart
  4. Joy to the World, Traditional
  5. Joy to the World, Reggae Style
  6. 12 Days of Christmas, Caribbean Style
  7. German Dance No. 3, "Sleigh Ride" - W.A. Mozart
  8. Jingle Bells, Traditional
  9. Jingle Bells, Samba Style
  10. Hanukkah Medley, Traditional
  11. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella - France
  12. Snowbird on the Ashbank - Appalachia
  13. The Wexfrod Carol - Celtic
  14. Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming - Germany
  15. Oshogatsu (The New Year) - Japan
  16. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Traditional
  17. We Wish You a Merry Christmas: African Pop Style
  18. Hallelujah Chorus - Handel
  19. Silent Night, Traditional
  20. Orchestra Tune-Up
  21. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, 2nd Movement - Bach
  22. Trepak (Russian Dance)
  23. Tea (Chinese Dance)
  24. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  25. Coffee (Arabian Dance)
  26. Dance of the Reed Pipes
  27. Waltz of the Flowers
  28. Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement - Beethoven

Classical Animals

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Tsar Saltan, Tsar's Farewell - Rimsky-Korsakov
  3. Tsar Saltan, Tsar's Farewell, Variation - Rimsky-Korsakov
  4. Snown Maiden, Dance of the Oiaseaux - Rimsky-Korsakov
  5. Capriccio Espangol, Alborada - Rimsky-Korsakov
  6. Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov
  7. Capriccio Espangol, Fandango - Rimsky-Korsakov
  8. Contradance No. 6 - Beethoven
  9. Contradance No. 3 - Beethoven
  10. Contradance No. 10 - Beethoven
  11. Sonata E Major - Scarlatti
  12. Symphony No. 4, Italian - Mendelssohn
  13. Canon - Pachebel
  14. Peer Gynt, Arabian Dance - Grieg
  15. Peer Gynt, Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
  16. Peer Gynt, Anitra's Dance - Grieg
  17. Symphony No. 9, New World - Dvorak
  18. The Bartered Bride, Overture - Smetana
  19. The Bartered Bride, Polka - Smetana
  20. The Bartered Bride, Furiant - Smetana
  21. The Bartered Bride, Skocna - Smetana
  22. The Moldau - Smetana
  23. The Moldau, Hunt and Nymph Medley - Smetana
  24. Medley - Smetana
  25. Jack's Music Studio
  26. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  27. In the Deep Blue Sea

Lullaby Classics*

Tracks

  1. Variations (Twinkle Twinkle), K265/300e - Mozart
  2. Minuet in G from Anna Magdalena - Bach
  3. Piano Sonata in C, K. 545, 2nd Movement - Mozart
  4. Spring Song - Mendelssohn
  5. Piano Sonata in D, K. 576, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  6. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147 - Bach
  7. Canon - Pachelbel
  8. The Moldau - Smetana
  9. Preludes Book II, "Clair de Lune" - Debussy
  10. Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight), 2nd Movement, Op. 27 - Beethoven
  11. Symphony No. 9, New World - Dvorak
  12. Fur Elise WoO 59 - Beethoven
  13. The Four Seasons, Winter, RV267, 2nd Movement - Vivaldi
  14. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, Air, BWV 1068 - Bach
  15. Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique), 2nd Movement, Op. 13 - Beethoven
  16. Kinderscene Op. 15 - Schumann
  17. Waltz No. 15, Lullaby - Brahms

Lullaby Classics Volume 2*

Tracks

  1. Album fur die Jugend, Op. 68, No. 1, Melodie - Schumann
  2. Piano Sonata No. 7, Menuetto - Beethoven
  3. Piano Sonata Op. 120, Movement 3 D664, - Schubert
  4. String Quartet, No. 13 - Beethoven
  5. Piano Conceto No. 11, Adagio - Haydn
  6. Waldszenen, Op. 82, No. 1, Entritt - Schumann
  7. Divertimento, K131, Movement 2 - Mozart
  8. Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, Allegro - Dvorak
  9. Sonata, K547, Adagio - Mozart
  10. Sonatina in G - Beethoven
  11. Nocturne Op. 32, No. 1 - Chopin
  12. Serenade, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K525, 2nd Movement - Mozart
  13. Waltz, Op. 39, No. 5 - Brahms
  14. My Neighborhood - Weisbach
  15. Ave Maria, Meditation on Bach Prelude, BWV849 - Gounod / Bach
  16. Piano Concerto No. 27, Larghetto - Mozart
  17. Silent Night - Traditional
  18. Hush Little Baby - Traditional

Meet the Orchestra*

Tracks

  1. Opening Prelude
  2. The Brass Section
  3. The Woodwind Section
  4. The String Section
  5. Percussion
  6. Piano and Guitar
  7. The Orchestra - "Ode to Joy", - Beethoven
  8. Guess What Animals Are Playing
  9. Solo - Waltz in D-flat, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute Waltz", Chopin - Piano
  10. Duet - Invention #4 in D Minor, Bach - Violin and Cello
  11. Trio - Trio #1 in D Minor Op. 9, Mendelssohn - Violin, Cello and Piano
  12. Quartet - "When the Saints Go Marching In" - Trumpet, Clarinet, Bass and Drums
  13. Quintet - Rondeu, Mouret
  14. Octet - WindSerandade No, 12 in C Minor, K.388, Movement 4 - Mozart
  15. Chamber Orchestra - Serenade for Strings in G, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" K.525, Movement 1 - Mozart
  16. Solsict with Orchestra - Concerto for Horn in Eb, K.495, Movement 3, Mozart - French Horn
  17. Orchestra - Overture to William Tell, Rossini

Music Box Orchestra, Highlights from the B. E. Orchestra

Tracks

  1. Tune up and Fanfare based on themes from "The Magic Flute" - Mozart
  2. Piano Sonata in C Major, K545, 1st Movement - Mozart
  3. Piano Sonata in C, K330, 1st Movement - Mozart
  4. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, 1st Movement - Mozart
  5. Sonata in D for Two Pianos, K299, 1st Movement - Mozart
  6. Tune up and fanfare based on a theme from Toccata in D - Bach
  7. Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031, 3rd Movement - Bach
  8. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051, 3rd Movement - Bach
  9. Goldberg Variations, Canons, BWV 988 - Bach
  10. Brandenburg Conceto No. 2, BWV 1047, 3rd Movement - Bach
  11. Symphony No. 1, Op. 21, 1st Movement - Beethoven
  12. The Ruins of Athens, Turkish March, Op. 113 - Beethoven
  13. Sonatina in G - Beethoven
  14. Music for the Royal Fireworks, Fanfare and Overture - Handel
  15. Prelude No. 7 in A, "The Polish Dance" Op. 28 - Chopin
  16. On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314. - Johann Strauss II
  17. Nocturne in F sharp No. 2, Op. 15 - Chopin

Naptime Melodies*

Tracks

  1. Variations (Twinkle, Twinkle) K265/300e - Mozart
  2. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Air - Handel
  3. The Four Seasons, Winter, RV267, 2nd Movement - Vivaldi
  4. Sonatina in G - Beethoven
  5. Minuet in G from Anna Magdalena - Bach
  6. Bonnie (references melody My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean), Weisbach Antarctica
  7. Kinderscene Op. 15 - Schumann
  8. Nocturne in F# No. 2, Op. 15 - Chopin
  9. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, Air, BWV 1068 - Bach
  10. Waltz No. 15, Lullaby - Brahms
  11. Prelude No. 7 in A, "The Polish Dance", Op. 28 - Chopin
  12. 6 Children Pieces, Op. 72, 2nd Movement - Mendelssohn
  13. Nocturne Op. 32, No. 1 - Chopin
  14. Fur Elise, WoO 59 - Beethoven
  15. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp - "Moonlight", Op. 27-2 - Beethoven
  16. Symphony No. 9 in E "New World", 2nd Movement - Dvorak
  17. Nocturne in E flat No. 2, Op. 9 - Chopin
  18. Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique), Op. 13, 2nd Movement - Beethoven
  19. Preludes Book 11, "Clair de Lune" - Debussy

Playdate Fun*

Tracks

  1. Baby Einstein Theme - Weisbach
  2. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  3. Where is Thumbkin?
  4. Did You Ever See a Lassie?
  5. Contradance No. 1 - Beethoven
  6. The Wheels on the Bus
  7. If You're Happy and You Know It
  8. The Easy Winners Rag - Joplin
  9. B-I-N-G-O
  10. Here We Go Loopty Loo
  11. Pop Goes the Weasel
  12. Yummy Yum, Snack Time!
  13. Pineapple Rag - Joplin
  14. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  15. This Old Man (Knick Knack Paddy Whack)
  16. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  17. Wellington's Victory, Medley, "Fanfare" - Beethoven
  18. Wellington's Victory, "France" - Beethoven
  19. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
  20. Contradance No. 8 - Beethoven
  21. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Playtime Music Box*

Tracks

  1. Carmen Suite Medley - Bizet
  2. Snow Maiden, Dance of the Birds - Rimsky-Korsakov
  3. Willam Tell Overture, "Lone Ranger" - Rossini
  4. Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov
  5. Humpty Dumpty/Child's Verse Medley
  6. The Bartered Bride, Furiant - Smetana
  7. Minute Waltz - Chopin
  8. Gaite Parisienne, Vivo - Offenbach
  9. Hey Diddle Diddle - Verse
  10. Wellington's Victory, Op. 91, "England"
  11. Wellington's Victory, Op. 91, "Victory Finale"
  12. Swan Lake, Waltz - Tchaikvosky
  13. Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Traditional
  14. Happy Farmer - Schumann
  15. Farmer in the Dell - Traditional
  16. Jack & Jill - Verse
  17. Symhpony No. 4, Italian - Mendelssohn
  18. Dance of the Hours - Poncielli
  19. The Bartered Bride, Skokna - Smetana
  20. Voices of Spring, Waltz - Strauss

Sing and Play*

Tracks

  1. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  2. Camptown Races
  3. (Here We Go 'Round) The Mulberry Bush
  4. Shoo Fly
  5. Kookaburra
  6. Skip to My Lou
  7. Maple Leaf Rag (Instrumental; Music, Joplin)
  8. London Bridge
  9. Bones
  10. Over in the Meadow
  11. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  12. Contradance Medley (Instrumental; Music, Beethoven)
  13. Old MacDonald
  14. (I've Been) Workin' On the Railroad
  15. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  16. One, Two Buckle My Shoe (Traditional Verse; Music, Weisbach)
  17. March Majestic (Instrumental; Music, Joplin)
  18. Farmer in the Dell
  19. Hey Diddle, Diddle (Traditional Verse; Music, Weisbach)
  20. Waltz, Op. 39, No. 8 (Instrumental; Music, Brahms)
  21. The ABC Song

Traveling Melodies*

Tracks

  1. Orchestra Tune-Up
  2. Bartered Bride Overture - Smetana
  3. Symphony 5, 1st Movement - Schubert
  4. The Four Seasons, Autumn, RV293, 1st Movement - Vivaldi
  5. Divertimento in F, K.138, 1st Movement - Mozart
  6. March Millitaire - Schubert
  7. Symphony 5, 4th Movement - Schubert
  8. Annen Polka - Strauss
  9. Capriccio Espangol, Alborada - Rimsky-Korsakov
  10. Trish-Trash Polka - Strauss
  11. Concerto in C, RV537, 3rd Movement - Vivaldi
  12. Capriccio Espangol, Fandango - Rimsky-Korsakov
  13. The Four Seasons, Spring, RV269, 1st Movement - Vivaldi
  14. Serenade for Strings, Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  15. The Bartered Bride, Polka - Smetana
  16. Symphony 100, "Military", 2nd Movement - Haydn
  17. Piano Sonata 15, Op. 28, 4th Movement - Beethoven
  18. Waltz in G Flat, Op. 70, No. 1 - Chopin
  19. Symphony 101, "Clock", 2nd Movement - Haydn
  20. 6 Children Pieces, Op. 72, 2nd Movement - Mendelssohn
  21. Lullaby - Weisbach

Wake Up and Goodnight*

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished,”" D849, 1st Movement - Schubert
  2. Piano Sonata in A, K331, 3rd Movement - Mozart
  3. Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement - Schubert
  4. March Militaire - Schubert
  5. Trish-Trash Polka - Strauss II
  6. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, Allegro - Handel
  7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049, 1st Movement - Bach
  8. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, 3rd Movement - Bach
  9. Sonatina in F - Beethoven
  10. Rondo a Capriccio, Op. 129 - Beethoven
  11. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  12. Fur Elise, WoO 59 - Beethoven
  13. Music for the Royal Fireworks, Minuet Medley - Handel
  14. Nocturne in E flat No. 2, Op. 9 - Chopin
  15. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp, "Moonlight", Op. 27-2 - Beethoven
  16. Prelude No. 7 in A, "The Polish Dance", Op. 28 - Chopin
  17. Variations on "Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman" No. 1, 8 and 11, K265/300e - Mozart
  18. 6 Children Pieces, Op. 72, 2nd Movement - Mendelssohn
  19. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, Air, BWV 1068 - Bach
  20. Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique), Op. 13, 2nd Movement - Beethoven

World Music*

Tracks

  1. Baby Einstein World Music Overture (melody from Contradance 9, Beethoven)
  2. African Savanna Morning (references melody Are You Sleeping?), Weisbach
  3. Eagle Boy (Hobi Tribe)/Billy Boy (traditional) - A North American Medley
  4. Pirulito (Lollipop) - Brazil
  5. Londonberry Air/Garry Owen Jig (traditional) - A Celtic Medley
  6. I Am Happy - Africa
  7. Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) - China
  8. Pilsen Polka (melody from Remembrances of Pilsen Polka, Smetana)
  9. Arabian Dance (melody from Peer Gynt, Grieg)
  10. Bonnie (references melody My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean), Weisbach - An Antarctica Southscape
  11. Trepak, Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance
  12. Rainstick Joey, Weisbach - Australia
  13. Anlie Ghungroo (melody from Anile, Anile) - India
  14. Golden Trompong, Weisbach - Indonesia
  15. Bard, the Piper (includes melody from Contradance 9, Beethoven) - Trinidad
  16. Rainforest Dance (includes themes from Contradance 5, Beethoven)
  17. Shoo Fly (vocal in English) - United States
  18. Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding) (vocal in Spanish) - Puerto Rico
  19. Alouette (vocal in Frence) - France
  20. Kogame, Kogame (vocal in Japanese) - Japan
  21. This World, Our World, Weisbach/Clark
  22. Ho Wantanay (references Ho Ho Wantanay), Weisbach - An Iroquois Lullaby

Baby's Holiday Symphony

Tracks

  1. Hallelujah Chorus - Handel
  2. Deck the Halls
  3. Toy Symphony - Mozart
  4. Good King Wenceslas
  5. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas/Up on the Housetop
  6. Over the River and Through the Woods
  7. Toyland
  8. The Dreidel Song
  9. Carol of the Bells
  10. German Dance #3, Sleigh Ride - Mozart
  11. Jingle Bells
  12. The Wexford Carol
  13. Here We Come A-Wassailling
  14. O Christmas Tree
  15. Joy to the World
  16. All Through the Night
  17. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  18. Silent Night

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