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Winner of: Parents' Choice Gold Award Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity, and 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 har Winner of: Parents' Choice Gold Award Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity, and 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 recordings—ranging from The Goldfinch, Hens and Roosters, and The Dance of theSwans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, Piano Concerto N, and Dance of theFirebird—performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.


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Winner of: Parents' Choice Gold Award Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity, and 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 har Winner of: Parents' Choice Gold Award Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity, and 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 recordings—ranging from The Goldfinch, Hens and Roosters, and The Dance of theSwans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, Piano Concerto N, and Dance of theFirebird—performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.

30 review for Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Thomas

    Thank you, Edelweiss, for this digital review copy! Loved this for both myself and my children. I love classical music, but tend to feel a little lost when it comes to understanding the complexities. Ana Gerhard uses birds to familiarize readers and listeners to some beautiful pieces that everyone has heard before, and some new and delightful works from familiar composers. This has really enhanced the preschool homeschool curriculum for my three year old twins, which includes classical music stu Thank you, Edelweiss, for this digital review copy! Loved this for both myself and my children. I love classical music, but tend to feel a little lost when it comes to understanding the complexities. Ana Gerhard uses birds to familiarize readers and listeners to some beautiful pieces that everyone has heard before, and some new and delightful works from familiar composers. This has really enhanced the preschool homeschool curriculum for my three year old twins, which includes classical music studies. I loved the illustrations! All around, fabulous.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Short

    2. Birds in Song a. Non-Fiction i. Gerhard, A., & Varela, C. (2013). Listen to the birds : An introduction to classical music. Montreal: Secret Mountain.Fiction b. Fiction- i. Mitchell, S. (2016). The Bird Dance [E-Book]. Susan Mitchell. Summary: Listen to the Birds is a great book that pairs different kinds of birds to classical music by composers like Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and others. Ex. The first bird in the book is the Goldfinch. There is a detailed description of the bird in both appear 2. Birds in Song a. Non-Fiction i. Gerhard, A., & Varela, C. (2013). Listen to the birds : An introduction to classical music. Montreal: Secret Mountain.Fiction b. Fiction- i. Mitchell, S. (2016). The Bird Dance [E-Book]. Susan Mitchell. Summary: Listen to the Birds is a great book that pairs different kinds of birds to classical music by composers like Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and others. Ex. The first bird in the book is the Goldfinch. There is a detailed description of the bird in both appearance and in song. The music example then follows describing which how the flute is used in the composition of the famous composer. Some great features of the book are the 20 different listening examples, short bio’s of classical composers, and glossary of musical terms to help the reader understand some higher level music concepts. The Bird Dance by Susan Mitchell is a self-published E-book sold on Amazon. This story is about twins, Oliver and Amber, who go dance club twice a week. One night after practice it rained and the twins could hear the “pitter-patter” against their window. They thought it sounded like hundreds of tapping feet. The next morning the kids awoke to singing birds that drew their attention to look outside the window at the garden. There were so many different types of birds singing, starlings, finches, robins, doves, magpies, crows, and sparrows. The twins drew the attention of the birds and they all became quiet and appeared to be standing in neat rows, smart and still. One pigeon landed on the window sill in front of the twins and then bobbed his head three times. And then as on cue the other birds throughout the garden and lawn started to tapping their toes, rustling the leaves, flicking the bell on Oliver’s bike. Lesson Unit: The Bird Dance is a great book for the imagination that compliments “Listen to the Birds”. Listen to the Birds is great for introducing or expanding the knowledge of classical music to younger students. Identifing the different sounds of the instruments and how they mimic bird sounds. The Bird Dance also gives the students a look into how nature can be its own musical orchestra as well. The hand drawn image on page 4 shows the yard from a Childs perspective. This perspective represents that of the real orchestra, each instrument/bird section making a different sound that is part of the whole composite sound of the composition. The combination of these books allows students the individual be creative in the listening, comprehension, and creating of sounds in music. Text Structure: The text structure for Listen to the Birds is description. The author is great description about the characteristics of the bird, characteristics of the musical composition, and how are integrated together within the composition. Text Features: The text features of Listen to the Birds are a forward that gives background information about the history of birds, how birds sing, and proposes a theory of how humans desire to imitate bird sounds might be the beginning of musical composition. Strategy: A strategy that could be used as an anticipatory set or summary is webbing. Before reading the books the student could choose and instrument and then write descriptive words about the instrument. After they listen to the music example they could then do a compare and contrast of what they actually heard and what they thought it would sound like. Camp, D. (2010, February). It takes two: Teaching with twin texts of fact and fiction. The Reading Teacher, 53(5), 400-408.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tirzah Eleora

    Great little book for both adults and children! It showcases classical music that is inspired by the songs of different birds, and has an accompanying CD so we can hear the composer's representation of our feathered friends firsthand. Some of the pieces will be familiar to almost everyone, and some will be wonderful new discoveries. The author has short, helpful listening guides at the back of the book as well as biographical paragraphs on each of the composers and a glossary of music terms. It Great little book for both adults and children! It showcases classical music that is inspired by the songs of different birds, and has an accompanying CD so we can hear the composer's representation of our feathered friends firsthand. Some of the pieces will be familiar to almost everyone, and some will be wonderful new discoveries. The author has short, helpful listening guides at the back of the book as well as biographical paragraphs on each of the composers and a glossary of music terms. It makes for a great little study guide on classical music for school children - short and simple enough to engage kids, but it also has plenty of room for enrichment should you want to go more in-depth. Recommended!

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