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2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award
A children’s guidebook to the fantastical characters and creatures found in classical music
The works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—the sea, rivers, fountains, and rainfall—has inspired the composers. An original and interesting way for younger listeners to discover amazing classical music, this book pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations. The accompanying CD features 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are also included.
About the 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. Margarita Sada is an illustrator and a graphic designer. She is the illustrator of several books, including Guacamole. She lives in Mexico City.
"The educational book + CD about classical music that actually is amazing." —Caroline, coolmompicks.com