Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to the World of Classical Music

Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to the World of Classical Music

If you're lucky enough to be up early on a spring morning, or out at a bird sanctuary, you've heard it before, the bird symphony. Loud and gregarious, and so perfect in each moment, it's no wonder composers have been borrowing from their orchestral works. This selection of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and others introduces children to classical music through the discovery of the melodious similarities between notes produced by instruments such as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichord and the birds songs.

In addition to lovely illustrations, the book features a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each bird evoked or mentioned in the composition. The accompanying CD offers excerpts of 20 different recordingsperformed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra

Ages 6+

Hardcover