Suzuki's selections for volume 2 are not only carefully paced for the advancing student, but a joy to listen to. The songs are varied and engaging for children and parents alike. The melodies are more complicated than volume 1, and explore several different keys and techniques. Gavotte from Mignon is especially enjoyable, with its changes in texture. The song is as fun to play as it is to listen to. Other favorites include a Handel Bouree, Schumann's "The Two Grenadiers", and Paganini's "Theme from the Witches Dance". There are also several "essentials" such as Schubert's Waltz and Minuet in G.
I highly recommend this CD as a way to engage young children in classical music. The songs are not so long, the melodies are clear and catchy, and the music introduces the violin in a child-friendly format.