My First Classical Music Book


This vibrant book, with over sixty pages of amusing illustrations and a bonus audio CD, offers young children an outstanding introduction to classical music.

My First Classical Music Book is designed to fire the imagination of children aged 5-7 years. Young readers are asked to think about the different places in which we might hear music. Then, each of the major composers and musical instrument families are introduced and brought to life in a vivid and enchanting way. Throughout the book, children are referred to the accompanying audio CD so that they can hear examples as they read.

An exceptional book of its kind, My First Classical Music Book provides an absorbing experience for both eyes and ears. Its interactive approach makes learning fun and, with 60 attractively designed pages featuring amusing animal characters, children will discover something new and quirky every time they pick up the book!

Tracks on the CD include, among others:

  • Stravinsky’s Petrushka
  • Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
  • Mozart’s Magic Flute
  • William’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals
  • Holst’s Planets

Also available is the award-winning My First Classical Music App based on the picture book!

Author: Genevieve Helsby
Naxos Books, 2009. Hardcover, 68 pages + CD
ISBN: 978-1-84379-118-8