An Introduction to Classical Music
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Music selection and explanatory notes by Ana Gerhard Illustrations by Margarita Sada
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. An original and exciting way for younger listeners to discover awe-inspiring classical music, this book pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are included along with a CD featuring 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Lyon National Orchestra.
• PARENTS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD
This lavishly illustrated, little hard covered gem is truly a goldmine of information on the pieces and the composers. CM: CANADIAN REVIEW OF MATERIALS
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-69-6
Pub Date: 2016
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 5
Keywords: Classical music / Music history / Composers / Water
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 68 pages) with CD (42 minutes / 20 recordings)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €
Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and is a renowned music educator. She is a four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award for Little Creatures, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and Amazing Water and author of the series Little Stories of Great Composers.
Margarita Sada is a graphic designer and illustrator of several books including Guacamole and Oloyou. She lives in Mexico City.