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Little Stories of Great Composers is a new classical music series that travels through time to introduce children to classical composers.

Each story is based on a real event in the composer’s life and is narrated by a music- and cheese-loving mouse named Minim.

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The first in the series, That’s My Piano, Sir!, is based on a true story from the life of young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

A Delicious Taste of Mozzarella! features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Some Creatures Have All the Luck! introduces Antonio Vivaldi.

Each colorfully illustrated 32-page hardbound book includes a CD (and a unique digital download code) featuring recordings of the narrated story and performances of compositions.

“A Few Morsels of History” at the end of each story include additional biographical notes on the composers.

Fun Fact! The Secret Mountain, the Montreal-based publisher of this series, commissioned the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal to record these iconic pieces.

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That’s My Piano, Sir!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Release Date: March 1, 2021

That's My Piano, Sir!

One day, Minim witnesses the arrival of a dapper, young Mozart, and his family as they set foot on a dock in Vienna one late, cold night.

He is no ordinary boy, sporting a white wig and dressed in red velvet, on his way to playing several concerts in the city.

To the surprise of all, he begins to play with his sister for the tired customs officer and gloomy dockworkers.

The evening air comes to life, and soon, everyone’s faces are beaming, their ears ringing with music!

 

A Delicious Taste of Mozzarella!

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Release Date: April 1, 2021

A Delicious Taste of Mozzerella!

Join Minim on his vacation adventure in the country with Sasha and Bobik as they spend time with their favorite uncle, none other than Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.

The brilliant composer has offered them a gift they didn’t expect, one that will last forever and bring happiness to children all over the world!

 

Some Creatures Have All the Luck!

Antonio Vivaldi

Release Date: May 1, 2021

Some Creatures Have All the Luck!

With great courage, Mini braves a cold Venetian winter night to visit an orphanage. His mission is to replace the tooth fairy by leaving a little gift under the pillow of each child.

Little does he know that this task is fraught with danger. A tomcat is lurking about in the building, always on the lookout for his next meal.

Luckily, it’s also home to the great composer Antonio Vivaldi, whose music will prove irresistible!


Learn more about each of these musical geniuses!

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi


More Music to Explore!

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Take a Musical Journey to Africa

Muévete

Hunk Ta Bunk Ta

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