A complete overview of Western music, this set of four CDs features 58 composers and nearly 100 works, each capturing the essence of music that fascinates children.
Compositions are especially brief (3 to 5 minutes)—compare and contrast entire short compositions instead of interrupting longer ones! It’s easy to focus on hearing the style because everything is played on the piano.
CD1 includes contrasting pieces from all periods. CD2 features works specific to a time or place. CD3 focuses on individual composers. CD4 showcases specific forms, such as the Waltz and the March.
After working with each CD in a small group, then make it available so children can listen to their favorites again (and again). Program notes and presentation ideas included. Compositions selected and performed by pianist and Montessorian Martha Braden.