My daughter and I listened to this CD in the car on our way to and from the mall, while she browsed through the book. Thankfully, the art work and explanatory notes in the book are clearly numbered, so she could easily find the illustration that matched each piece of music. She described the picture to me while we enjoyed the music. It was lovely. As you can see below, the illustrations are colorful and thought-provoking. Amazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music comes out tomorrow, June 3rd. Enjoy it with the whole family!
From Sugar Mountain PR:
Does classical music make you smarter? Maybe, maybe not. But people of all ages who want to learn something about a range of composers from the 17th century to modern times may enjoy this latest in the classical music picture book-CD series from The Secret Mountain.
Mexico City-based author and music educator Ana Gerhard introduces children (and their grown-ups) to the works of Handel, Bach, Schubert, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others by demonstrating how water—the sea, rivers, fountains, and rainfall—has inspired the composers. The book pairs three centuries of music history with colorful and evocative illustrations. The enclosed CD features 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Originally published in Mexico, this English-language edition is available in North America for the first time.