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A Musical Odyssey/Best of the Baroque March 14, 2009

Music

A Musical Odyssey

Best of the Baroque

Two new classical enhanced CDs from Intersound are A Musical Odyssey and Best of the Baroque. Although it’s nice to see something other than pop or rock in the enhanced CD field, both Odyssey and Baroque offer an unimaginative selection of pieces: Vivaldi’s “Allegro from The Spring,” Bach’s “Air for the G String,” and Handel’s “Hallelujah!” are on both CD-ROMs, tucked among other primers like Pachelbel’s “Canon,” Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” and Handel’s “Water Music (more…)

 

Kidsongs: Musical Mystery March 10, 2009

Games

Kidsongs: Musical Mystery

TerraGlyph, whose Hansel and Gretel interactive storybook broke new multimedia ground with its simultaneous animations, has yet to reproduce that early success. Subsequent projects, while perfectly satisfactory, have all been burdened by flaws (more…)

 

Romeo Music International’s Wonders of the Musical World December 1, 2008

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Music

Romeo Music International’s Wonders of the Musical World

Romeo Music International’s Wonders of the Musical World (Chestnut) makes their Encyclopedia look like the best music CD-ROM ever. This title gives new meaning to the word “dull (more…)