Story of the Orchestra with CD
Eye-catching illustrations, an engaging text and delightful musical selections on an accompanying 70-minute CD lead children aged 8 to 12 (and parents too!) on an exciting and educational listen-while-you-learn tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. - The Composers, name by name - Baroque - Classical - Romantic - Modern - - The Orchestra, instrument by instrument - String - Brass - Woodwind - Percussion - Keyboard - - The Conductor - Follow the Leader - Illustrated in colourful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this book (with CD hidden inside the front cover) is a fun and exciting musical journey for children.
Meredith Hamilton (Author) Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated the previous six books in the Child's Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.Laura Lee is currently producing a U.S. tour of the Russian Classical Ballet. She is the author of The Encyclopedia of Aggravation and The Elvis Impersonation Kit, both available from Black Dog & Leventhal.Robert Levine (Author) Author Robert Levine is an internationally known music and travel writer whose work has appeared in dozens of publications. He was the co-editor of Records' Classical Pulse! Magazine, helped launch and was the Senior Editor-in-chief of Andante.com, a world wide web site devoted to every aspect of classical music and musicians. He attends his operas and symphonies in New York.