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Author Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, author

Title Maxímus Musicus visits the orchestra / Hallfrídur Olafsdóttir, Thórarinn Már Baldursson ; translated by Dad̆i Kolbeinsson
Published Buderim, Qld. : Alto Books, 2010


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Description 40 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 audio CD (12 cm)
4 3/4 in
Contents Contents of DVD 1. Maxi's song / H. Olafsdóttir -- 2. The story Maximus Musicus visits the orchestra -- 3. Maxi's song / H. Olafsdóttir -- 4. Fanfare for the common man / Aaron Copeland -- 5. Bolero / Maurice Ravel -- 6. On Sprenglsandur / Sigvaldi S. Kaldalóns ; arr. Páll Pampichler Pálsson
Summary Maximus Musicus visits the orchestra is an introduction to the symphony orchestra, its musicans, their instruments and the music they play. We follow the tale of a mouse, Maximus Musicus, who sneaks in the back door of a grand concert hall where a symphony orchestra is in rehearsal for a concert. Maxi explores the wondrous array of instruments and the extraordinary individual sounds they produce. ... Accompanying the book is specially produced CD with a narration of the story, Maxi's song and short orchestral works ... ."--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Notes Illustrations on end papers
Patron of the Maximus Musicus Project: Vladmir Ashkenazy
Performer Maxi's song performed by Elizabeth Smalley. Music performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ramon Gamba. Story narrated by Ray Croft
Audience For primary school age
Notes Translated from Icelandic into English
Subject Mice -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Mice -- Fiction.
Orchestra -- Fiction.
Children's stories.
Orchestra -- Juvenile fiction.
Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Sound recordings.
Illustrated works.
Author Þórarinn Már Baldursson, illustrator
Daði Kolbeinsson, translator
Smalley, Elizabeth, singer, singer
Croft, Ray, narrator
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990, composer
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937, composer
Kaldalóns, Sigvaldi S, 1181-1946, composer, composer
Pálsson, Páll Pampichler, arranger, arranger
Gamba, Ramon, conductor, conductor
Ashkenazy, Vladimir, 1937- sponsor, supporting host
Sinfóniúhljómsveit íslands, instrumentalist
ISBN 9781921526138
Other Titles Maximús Músikús heimsækir hjómveltina. English