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Beethoven
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This new 'First Discovery' series of illustrated listening books will appeal to young children by introducing them to the lives of the great composers in pictures, music and words. The accompanying CD has extracts of each composer's music together with a narration of their life story. Children can listen, learn and enjoy - again and again.
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About the Author

Yann Walcker is a composer and lyricist. He is the author of several books on classical music. Charlotte Voake is an award-winning illustrator whose titles include Ginger and Hello Twins.

Reviews

'beautifully designed and illustrated' The Independent 20 October 2001 'This series will prove to be an invaluable introduction to classical music for young children' Audiobookseller September 2001 'enchantingly tell the story of each composer's childhood and his music. ... Aspiring musicians of all ages will relish these books and CDs.' TES Friday 15/02/02 'ideal Christmas presents for those interested in introducing very young children to the world of music.' EPTA Piano Journal Autumn 2001 'quite outstanding ... this excellent series should be a mandatory purchase for any primary school library or music room.' Books for Keeps March 2002 'Performance and editing are of top qaulity ... so many different musical avenues, concepts and activities ... a good text to purchase for either the home or school and an excellent value.' Philadelphia Music Educators Association's newsletter Spring 2002 'this popular and impressive range... a popular choice among family and friends as eye catching, educational presents.' The Bookseller 17 May 2002 'This book and CD package oozes gentility. There's no attempt to hoodwink Robbie Williams wannabes - the approach is too confident for artifice. The story of the composer's life is peppered with practical ideas to help with different aspects of musicianship.' The Guardian 29/1/02 'A great way to introduce your children to classical music.' Angels and Urchins Winter Jan 2002 'most useful to a non-specialist teacher, though musical families would find the exercises fun.' Carousel Jan 2002 'attractive easy to read format and enchantingly illustrated. ... an essential for every budding young musician and an ideal way to introduce any young child to the joy of classical music.' Stringendo (Australia) September 2002 'A wonderful introduction for children and adults alike!' Music Teacher Magazine (Australia) August-September 2002 "...a suitable resource for any primary music lesson..." Junior Education Apr 2002 'These books are exquisite quality... excellent gift ...A must have!' Canadian Music Teacher Nov 2002

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