The award-winning Classical Kids series introduces children -- and adults -- to the joys of classical music. A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for these fun-filled musical adventures.
The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first Christoph resents their new tenant but slowly he comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. In the end he is won over by the music and true incidents from the great composer's life. The music, all originally produced, includes excerpts of more than 35 of Beethoven's best-loved works: Symphonies Nos. 5 to 9, the Moonlight and Pathetique Sonatas, Violin "Spring Sonata," Flute Serenade, G+ Sonatina, Minuet in G+, Fur Elise.
Awards: Juno Award Best Children's Recording (Canada), Parents' Choice Silver Honor, American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award, Practical Home Schooling Reader Awards Music Curriculum Category, Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, Parents' Choice Classic Award, Certified Gold Record (Canada), Certified Platinum Record (Canada)
Also available from Classical Kids: Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Daydreams and Lullabies, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Hallelujah Handel, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
This is a classic CD! One of the best ways to bring children to the wonderful world of classical music- refreshing break from the commercial noise that impacts our lives. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robin Blencoe
Fantastic! love listen to it with my children in the car. Highly recommend!!Published 10 months ago by Joanna Wilkinson
beautifully weaves a compelling story about the composer (as seen through the eyes of a young boy) with the gorgeous music he created. riveting!Published on Aug. 28 2013 by sue yarwood
My daughter can't stop listening to this, it's intriguining, funny, sad sometimes, but overall it's entertaining and very "addictive"! Loved it!Published on April 22 2013 by Anca Moroz-Filoti
My son and I really like this story. It is very easy to follow and very enjoyable. We like the combination of music and story, and I like that my son get a taste of classical... Read morePublished on April 13 2013 by Jana Waldman
The magic of this CD is that it is a story that perfectly blends together Beethoven's best known pieces with a moving and engaging story that sheds light into the composer's life. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2011 by Jared Blake
I just got this monday and we've already listened to it twice. I have 3 kids under the age of 4 and we all love it. Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Melissa York