Monday, August 2, 2010


We warmed up for our monthly fine arts studies with a mini unit on Mozart. The boys were already familiar with these resources from our own shelves:

Mozart: The Wonder Child
(Another beautiful picture book biography from Diane Stanley.)

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Part of the stellar Classical Kids series (I think we own them all, and my boys LOVE them), this CD combines a fictional story about three dream children from Mozart's opera, biographical information about Mozart's life, and excerpts of Mozart's music.)

Mozart's Magic Fantasy
(Also from the Classical Kids audio series, this is a wonderful introduction to Mozart's opera, 'The Magic Flute.')

(This picture book is also a great way to familiarize children with the story of The Magic Flute.)

The Magic Flute performed by The Metropolitan Opera
(This is a mesmerizing performance of The Magic Flute. The fantastical costuming, abridged story, and English translation make it a wonderful introduction to opera for children. Especially if they have listened to the above CD to whet their appetite.)

As always, don't forget to check out the radio programs about Mozart at Classics for Kids, as well as the printable activity sheet corresponding with the radio show!!


Kim said...

Love your composer and poet list and Mozart resources. I was working on something similar on Saturday, but your list is better :-) Thanks!

Maybe you'd like the great and free artist, composer, music, and picture study notebooking pages at:

Aja Jenise said...

What would I do without you?!