My First Classical Music Book by Genevieve Helsby


My First Classical Music Book by Genevieve Helsby

This is a delightfully colourful introduction to classical music, aimed to fire the imagination of young children aged 5-7 years. Readers are asked to think about the different places in which we might hear music, whether it is in a concert hall, or just on television. They are then introduced to a selection of famous composers including Mozart and Beethoven, and learn about each of the musical instrument families, from woodwind to percussion. Throughout the book children are referred to the accompanying CD so that they can hear examples as they read. Music on the CD includes Mozart's Magic Flute , Williams' Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals , Holst's Planets , Stravinsky's Petrushka and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf .


An exuberant and fascinating introduction to instruments, melodies and composers alike - Handel, Brahms, Stravinsky, John Adams are all included - and comes with a CD, the carefully chosen tracks dovetailing nicely with the text.

- Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times

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Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and CD-Audio (Music recording)
64 pages


Genevieve Helsby
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Publication date

2nd February 2009



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