[f_minor] OT: Intro to Classical Music for a young lad ?
pzumst at bluewin.ch
Mon Dec 5 12:23:30 EST 2011
I am fairly desperate, Amazon, Yahoo Answers and teh Internet in general have been useless so far, forgive the OT. Because you are such a nice and clever bunch of people I thought I’d ask you guys.
I got a godson who is around 10, a bright and clever lad for his age who does not get fooled easily. He is about to get an mp3 player for chrissie and I intend to introduce him to (amongst other musical styles) Classical Music.
I do firmly believe that you can shape the musical taste and intellect of a child at this particular age. Of course he will decide what he likes best but suggesting new, cool and fun stuff is what Godfathers are for, right ?
Problem is, I can’t find what I am looking for.
What I would really like to get apart from Peter and the Wolf, Carneval des animaux and dear old Lenny or Britten is something like this : Deutsche Grammophon i.e. has a series in german in which a little woodworm living in an opera house explains operas to the kids and young adults, but that is only in german. (Der Holzwurm in der Oper). I think DG also has a series in which composers are being introduced to the young ones, but also only in german.
Does anybody know if something like that exists in english ? Would also be very nice to have summet for individual composers, musical styles and history, introduction to the instruments of a symphony orchestra etc . A sorta Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories but for Classical Music. Or The Glenn Gould Trilogy, but for kids.
I must do everything in my power to prevent him from ending up listening to Rap, Taylor Swift or, Darwin forbid, Nickelback and Good Charlotte. Yuck !
At present I am rather reluctant to hand over the GG GBs or Two and Three Part Inventions without any background info as much as I would like to. Would be a bit too much I reckon.
Any ideas or suggestions ?
I am talking about giving the joy of classical music (music in general for that matter) to a new generation after all, or at least trying to. And if you think me a Fool go and ask your local school about music education. If they stil have any, that is.
Thank y’all in advance for some good advice.
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