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Simply Fantastic: An Introduction to Classical Music
In this picture book the works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and others are introduced to children through the magical beings from legends and classic tales—including gnomes, fairies, witches, goblins, elves, and wizards—that inspired the composers. Simply Fantastic pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations. A glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each extraordinary character are included. The accompanying CD features 20 musical excerpts performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.Book with CD, 72 pages.