Celebrate this holiday season with the majestic melodies of Handel, Roussel, and Josquin des Prez! Our Introduction to Classical Music series by Ana Gerhard includes award-winning titles Amazing Water, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and our most recent book, Little Creatures.
Each book comes with a CD, vibrantly-illustrated pages, explanatory notes on each piece, and useful educational tools like historical timelines and world maps. They make classical music history easily digestible and interesting to young readers, while filling your home with soothing music.
The work of Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev, and others are introduced to children by showing how insects, arachnids, and amphibians, such as spiders, wasps, butterflies, frogs and snakes, have inspired the composers. An original and exciting way for younger listeners to discover awe-inspiring classical music, this book pairs five centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations of these fascinating little creatures.
The works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—from the sea, rivers, fountains, rainfall, and so forth—has inspired the composers.
Listen to the Birds
Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity. This selection of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and others introduces children to classical music through the discovery of the melodious similarities between notes produced by instrumentssuch as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichordand the birds’ songs.
The works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and others, are introduced to children through the magical beings from legends and classic tales—including gnomes, fairies, witches, goblins, elves, and wizards—that inspired the composers.