by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
Johannes Brahms, the frail little son of poor parents, spent the first years of his life in a wretched tenement in the old harbor city of Hamburg. It is here that the present story opens. His father, an irresponsible musician, kept the child up, playing the piano at low taverns, until all hours of the night for whatever small payment he could get. However, little Johannes` love for fine music and for composing finally led to lessons and then to a speedy success. Composing, teaching, playing on whatever piano was found available, these filled the boy`s day.
The present book closes when, at fifteen he dedicates a beautiful piece to Lieschen, the lovely daughter of Adolph Giesemann in whose home he has spent the summer. Several of Brahms` best known compositions are included.
Paperback book, 127 pages
Young Brahms Study Guide
Intended to complement Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher`s classic The Young Brahms. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Brahms` life, particularly his remarkable childhood. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a perfect addition to any study of master composers.
Enhanced MP3 CD
This enhanced CD provides audio files of all the music from Wheeler & Deucher`s classic books on Brahms and Schubert in an audio format, so that you can hear a sample of the composers` works that are contained in these books. (DOES NOT INCLUDE COMPLETE WORKS ONLY THE MUSIC THAT IS IN THE BOOKS) In addition, all the music contained in the books can be printed as sheet music from this enhanced CD. Moreover, printable coloring pages for each chapter of The Young Brahms and Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends are provided. Geared for a variety of learners - auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain "active" - it`s an excellent supplement to your reading experience.