A major goal of Maestro Classics is to encourage active, creative music listening by employing storytelling in its recordings. This innovative production of Merry Pranks of Master Till, Strauss’ musical account of the mischievous adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (a prankster and social commentator from medieval German folklore), features an engaging narration created by Stephen Simon and recited by Maestro Classics’ beloved storyteller, Yadu. This is the 11th CD in their award-winning Stories in Music series.
Why we like it: The latest in the Maestro Classic series spotlights Richard Strauss’ Merry Pranks Of Master Till. The music allows for a particularly fun story to accompany it, which makes more accessible to young ears. There is also a nice section talking about the composer (and differentiating him from Johann Strauss).