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I know some Waldorf families choose to not use recorded music and I totally respect that choice. I am not willing to do that at this point, especially in regards to classical music. Anyway, I would love to have suggestions from those of you who do play recorded music in your home for classical/ambient style music that is seasonal?<br><br>
I have a couple George Winston albums, Autumn and Winter Into Spring to be exact. And I know I have Vivaldi's, The Four Seasons around here somewhere. I know Enya has a Winter album too, and I will look into downloading it as the season nears.<br><br>
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I have a couple of CD's for the kiddos...I particularly like Wilma Ellersiek, Hand Gesture Games. I have a link on my blog to our naptime music by her. I also have a beautiful one called The Magic Garden, I think it is. I have the ones by Mary Thiennes-Shunnemann (I don't know if I spelled that right) from Bob and Nancy's.
 

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This is one of the few things I can't give up for the sake of waldorf philosophy. I have always loved music and especially since we don't have a tv anymore, recorded music isn't something I am going to give up. Instead I have pondered some things said in Seven Times the Sun about honoring silence. I used to turn the radio on and leave it in the background all day long but now I turn it off if I'm not really listening or I will just not listen at all on certain days and honor more silence at home. I guess it's worth mentioning that I only typically listen to community radio and not commercialized stations but recorded music nonetheless.<br><br>
I don't really have any musical suggestions since we listen to everything from enya to bluegrass and jamband music but I thought I would share that tidbit.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is one of the few things I can't give up for the sake of waldorf philosophy. I have always loved music and especially since we don't have a tv anymore, recorded music isn't something I am going to give up. Instead I have pondered some things said in Seven Times the Sun about honoring silence. I used to turn the radio on and leave it in the background all day long but now I turn it off if I'm not really listening or I will just not listen at all on certain days and honor more silence at home. I guess it's worth mentioning that I only typically listen to community radio and not commercialized stations but recorded music nonetheless.<br><br>
I don't really have any musical suggestions since we listen to everything from enya to bluegrass and jamband music but I thought I would share that tidbit.</div>
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That makes a lot of sense. Using recorded stuff and/or radio as background noise is sort of insulting to the artists and producers involved, too. Generally we wouldn't focus on recorded music in the way we would a live concert, but treating it as a sort of pleasurable hum seems...I'm not sure what...but I don't like it.
 

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In regards to classical music, you might want to check out Antonin Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. They both composed a lot of music that is more flowing, balanced and does not get the blood boiling too much,....if you know what I mean.<br>
Mozart is obviously another great composer, specifically "Die Zauberfloete" (sorry do not know the English translation! - here is a link: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMozart-Zauberfl%25C3%25B6te-Araiza-Kanawa-Marriner%2Fdp%2FB00000412K%2Fref%3Dsr_1_6%2F102-5610851-2196101%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dmusic%26qid%3D1188174910%26sr%3D1-6%29and" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Mozart-Zauberf...910&sr=1-6)and</a> very magical, and "the Marriage of Figaro" are both fun and exciting for children!
 
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