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Music selection and explanatory texts by Ana Gerhard Illustrated by Claudia Legnazzi
Gnomes, fairies, witches, elves… These fantastic creatures have always stimulated the imagination of children. In this compilation, works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and other composers, inspired by ancient legends and superstitions, make classical music familiar to children. Wonderfully illustrated, the book also contains a glossary of musical terms and a short biography of the composers. A string of fabulous characters to discover otherwise! Twenty excerpts from recordings of plays performed by internationally renowned orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, La Scala Theater Orchestra and the Academy of St Martinin- the-Fields.
The introductory texts, the listening guide, and the composer biographies are always well done and accompanied with whimsical illustrations. LE DEVOIR
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-924217-28-3
Pub Date: 2015
Ages 7 to 9
Keywords: composers, classical music, fantastic creatures
Hardcover book (8”x 8”, 64 pages) with CD (39 minutes / 20 excerpts of recordings)
$22.95 CAD / $16.95 USD / € 19.50
Mexico-based author Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs dedicated to the promotion of classical music.
Claudia Legnazzi studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and has illustrated children’s books for the past 25 years. She has won numerous awards, including the Argentina Book Chamber’s Album of the Year and Mexico’s International Prize for Illustrated Books. Some of her work has been acquired by the Chihiro Art Museum of Japan and belongs to its permanent collection. Fine Arts in Chihiro, Japan. She lives and works in Mexico City.