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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, one of the world’s best-known symphonic works, is presented with narration for the first time. This very high quality new recording featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, includes both a version with narration and the original music without narration. In the highly entertaining and educational format designed to introduce children to classical music created by the award-winning Stories in Music™ team for Magic Maestro Music®, this 4th release in the series includes additional tracks describing the history of the story, what to listen for in the music with musical examples by conductor Stephen Simon, a performance of the “March of the Brooms” for percussion ensemble, and a play-along track for kitchen percussion played on pots ’n’ pans. The 24-page Magic Maestro Program Book provides background information on the music, composer, and instruments, as well as activities. This Stories in Music™ recording expands a child’s musical horizons, develops critical listening skills, and provides a wonderful opportunity for adults and children to share musical and learning experiences together.
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Stephen Simon is the music Director of Magic Maestro Music and the Simon Sinfonietta in Falmouth, MA. For 25 years, he was the Music Director of the Washington Chamber Symphony, the resident chamber orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Stephen Simon created the narration for the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.From the Inside Flap:
In the tradition of Peter and the Wolf, Magic Maestro Music™ presents the classic story of a sorcerer and the apprentice who attempts to use a magic spell to do his chores. A new narration accompanies Dukas’ powerful score, and discussions about the music by the conductor, a percussion version of "March of the Brooms," and a play-along track for kitchen percussion make this an unforgettable musical experience.
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Book Description Gardner Publishing, 2007. Audio CD. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021932684077