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Welcome To The Symphony (Hardback)
  • Welcome To The Symphony (Hardback)

Welcome To The Symphony (Hardback)

Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 08/10/2015
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This charming and interactive picture book with sound panel is like a ticket to a concert hall. Narrated by three mice, Welcome to the Symphony takes readers on a journey that begins with the musicians tuning up. Readers learn the basics: What is a conductor? What is a symphony? Who was Beethoven? The elements of music: melody, harmony, tempo. The families of instruments - strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. But the best part is that every idea is illustrated in sound. Nineteen sound buttons allow readers to actually hear the different parts and voices of the music. The famous beginning of the Fifth, what a clarinet sounds like, what a melody is, and what harmony is. Kids will want to match their voices to the A note that the concertmaster plays to tune the orchestra, dance to the full-throated passages and, of course, sing along to da-da-da-daah!

Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761176473
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 213 x 508 x 8 mm

"A delight for kids of any age! Educational, fun, a visual and aural treat, this book introduces children to the wonderful world of symphony music. With gorgeous illustrations, clear and straightforward descriptions of the instruments, and interactive buttons that play beautiful Beethoven, this will have your kids dragging you to the symphony! I simply adored it."
-Terry Kinney, director, actor, and co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
--Terry Kinney
"An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of music--delightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated."
-Gerard Schwarz, music director, The All-Star Orchestra and music director laureate, Seattle Symphony

--Gerard Schwarz

"An introduction to one of the greatest of all classical works that quite wondrously includes not just words and pictures, but some of the music itself. And to think that the musicians playing the excerpts are young people as well, members of the New York Youth Symphony! What could be more inspiring?"-Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music
--Ted Libbey
"Lively, beautifully written...a charming way to educate the next generation of concert-goers."
-Orin O'Brien, double bassist, The New York Philharmonic

--Orin O'Brien

"This beautiful book appeals on so many levels...The charming illustrations and brilliant musical recordings provide the perfect sensory stimuli, while the text illuminates every question a child might have about the experience in the most natural and satisfying way."
-Dorothy Lawson, artistic director, Ethel String Quartet

--Dorothy Lawson

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