Welcome to the Symphony

Author: Carolyn Sloan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761176470
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using one of the most famous works in classical music--Beethoven's Fifth Symphony--here is the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of classical music. This charming and interactive picture book with its panel of 19 sound buttons is like a ticket to a concert hall, taking readers on a journey from the exciting first moment when the musicians begin tuning up to the end of the first movement (attention newcomers: don't clap yet!). At each step of the way, readers learn the basics of classical music and the orchestra: What is a conductor? What is a symphony? Who was Beethoven? The different aspects of music: melody, harmony, tempo, theme. And the families of instruments--strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. But the best part is that every critical idea is illustrated in gorgeous sound. The sound panel allows readers to hear the different parts of the symphony and voices of the music--the famous beginning of the Fifth, what a clarinet sounds like, the difference between a violin and a viola, what a melody is, and what harmony is. Kids will want to match their voices to the A note that tunes the orchestra, dance to the rhythmic passages--and, of course, sing along to da-da-da-daah!

My First Classical Music Book

Author: Genevieve Helsby
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books
ISBN: 9781843791188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gives an introduction to classical music. Suitable for young children aged 5-7 years, this title asks readers 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.

The Story of the Orchestra

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579121488
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.


Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521399241
Format: PDF
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Nicholas Cook's guide charts the dramatic transformation in the reception of Symphony No. 9.

The Ultimate Guide to Music

Author: Joe Fullman
Publisher: Carlton Kids
ISBN: 9781783120918
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating introduction to music and the orchestra for children. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the subject, presented in a novel format - a book with a free downloadable app that allows you to interact with the orchestra and listen to Britten's music, performed by The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Music forms part of the curriculum taught in schools around the world. This book presents a fresh take on a traditional subject, and the instruments are brought to life with the digital element which means readers can see and hear what they put into practice at school.

Four Seasons in One Day

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781847808776
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Follow a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they travel through the four seasons in one day. Accompanied by pieces from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this first title in a series of sound books that bring classical music to life for young children.

Little Children s Music Book

Author: Fiona Watt
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409549697
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There's a concert in the forest tonight. Listen to the magical music as Squirrel, Mole, Weasel, Badger and Fox play their part then all perform together.

Meet the Orchestra

Author: Ann Hayes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547351865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This lyrical romp through the orchestra begins with animal musicians slowly gathering for the evening performance. Poetic descriptions suggest the sounds of the instruments, and lively watercolor illustrations capture the playful essence of each musician and musical instrument. “It’s a smashing introduction to classical music, and a must prior to a first visit to the symphony.”--Publishers Weekly

The First Four Notes

Author: Matthew Guerrieri
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804170193
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"A TIMEMagazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 New YorkerBest Book of the Year i>Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year /b>unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which has fascinated musicians, historians, and philosophers for the last two hundred years. Music critic Matthew Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven's time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and forward into our own time to describe the ways in which the Fifth has, in turn, asserted its influence. He uncovers possible sources for the famous opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and certain French Revolutionary songs and symphonies. Guerrieri confirms that, contrary to popular belief, Beethoven was not deaf when he wrote the Fifth. He traces the Fifth's influence in China, Russia, and the United States (Emerson and Thoreau were passionate fans) and shows how the masterpiece was used by both the Allies and the Nazis in World War II. Altogether, a fascinating piece of musical detective work a tr