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by | Read by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonnie Ward Simon, Yadu

Children Ages 6+ • 54 min. • Audio Program • ©

THE STORY OF SWAN LAKE is elegantly told with music by the London Philharmonic, conducted by Stephen Simon, who is also the author of the accompanying narrative. Yadu's (Konrad Czynski) simple, dramatic telling of the romance between the prince and the swan/princess is neatly interlaced amid Tchaikovsky’s Romantic music. Simon shares his views on how music helps tell the story and how slight musical changes vary the mood, lend drama, and move things along. Further, a performance of SWAN LAKE as a heavy metal piece by Joe Stump demonstrates the timelessness of the music. Bonnie Ward Simon offers a biography of Tchaikovsky, adding further depth and classroom value to this delightful contribution to the Magic Maestro Music series. Also available in this series: PETER AND THE WOLF, CASEY AT THE BAT, THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, among others. D.P.D. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Magic Maestro Music • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1932684162 $16.98 • One CDs

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