From The Secret Mountainby Ana Gerhard and Cecilia Varela
An Introduction To Classical Music
Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
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. An original and interesting way for younger listeners to discover classical music, this book pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations and includes a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief presentation of each extraordinary character. The accompanying CD features 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries.