A Child's Introduction to the Orchestra, Levine
Author: Robert Levine
Illustrator: Meredith Hamilton
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (2019)
A Child’s Introduction to the Orchestra is a fun and exciting musical journey. With cheery narrator Orchestra Bob as their guide, kids are encouraged to listen, learn and enjoy as they are introduced to the most powerful works from the greatest composers throughout history. He tells wacky stories about deaf composers and quirky musicians, alongside tales of the inspiration behind monumental pieces. Kids will also learn about instruments of the orchestra and musical styles.
Each step of the way, children can listen to musical examples of what they are learning about by downloading audio tracks from an exclusive website. Young readers will hear an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer’s precocious exploits as a child. Also included is a removable poster outlining a traditional orchestra setup, with instruments and sections marked.
Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this is the perfect introduction to the magical world of classical music.
About Robert Levine:
Robert Levine is a New York born-and-bred music writer. His work has appeared in many periodicals and newspapers, including Classical Pulse! magazine where he was the co-editor for many years. Levine is also the author of Maria Callas: A Musical Biography.
About Meredith Hamilton:
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 many books in the Child’s Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in countless magazines and animations.