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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Green Golly & Her Golden Flute Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Flute Sweet and Tickletoon in
Green Golly & Her Golden Flute
by Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel
I'll admit I wasn't expecting much when I received this CD.  The name is awkward and the cd cover image didn't really spark interest in either my 4 yr. or 10 yr. old.  In fact, I forced them to listen to it.  I played it on a road trip over Easter break when they were stuck in the car and couldn't escape.  The recording introduces children (for ages 4-10) to the magic of classical music.  Green Golly & Her Golden Flute is in two parts, beginning with an adaptation of the traditional tale of Rapunzel that seems very forced.  Tickletoon uses several goofy voices that at times had my 10 year old laughing hysterically, (even if it was at him and not with him)!

The real experience of this album, however, is entwined in the lovely sound of the flute.  The album continues with a beautiful flute recital by Barbara Siesel accompanied by pianist Jessica Krash.  Barbara Siesel is a master flutist with a multi-faceted career wich includes performing, teaching and producing.  Siesel's musical talents with the flute is amazing!  If you buy the cd only to listen to her play Flight of the Bumblebee (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov) it would be well worth the money.  I never knew the flute could be played so beautifully.
In summary, I doubt we will listen to the first part of the CD again but the flute recital including 10 beautifully played classical pieces from the greatest composers of the 19th and 20th centuries will be listened to again and again and again.  There are even some selections that will work really well for ballet recital pieces!  I would recommend buying this CD (click here) as a great way to introduce children to some beautifully played classical music.
What's even beter than buying this CD?  Getting it for FREE of course!  I get to give one of my lucky readers their very own copy of Green Golly and Her Golden Flute! Just follow the instructions below to enter.

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The winning Green Golly & Her Golden Flute CD will be sent to the winner directly from Walmania. Giveaway ends on April 17, 2010. Giveaway is open for the US only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info – if no response, another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Review product was provided to me. I received no monetary gain. All opinions expressed are based on my own use and experience with the item.