Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Listen to the Birds Storybook & Music CD *Review & Giveaway
New from publisher The Secret Mountain is a beautiful Storybook, Musical CD combination to introduce Classical Music to young children. Listen to the Birds releases May 28 in Canada, June 1 in the US.
BOOK Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity and 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 instruments such as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichord and the birds’ songs. In addition to lovely illustrations, the book features a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each bird evoked or mentioned in the composition.
MUSIC CD The accompanying CD offers excerpts of 20 different recordings—ranging from The Goldfinch, Hens and Roosters, and The Dance of the Swans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, Piano Concerto N, and Dance of the Firebird—performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.
You can purchase this book and music cd in print, or in downloadable version at The Secret Mountain
Geared for ages 7-9 but I do believe a much broader range of children and adults will enjoy this!
I love classical music, but my family often doesn't care for listening to it. This book was a great place for us to start the young ones out listening, while looking at a book. We so enjoyed this and will be listening to it again and again! The illustrations and information on the different composers and the birds was very interesting.
Watch the video above, and let me know what you think!!
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