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Chouchou's Birthday Music
Chouchou is going to be six – at last Mama says she is old enough for a birthday party - but something happens that may change all their plans! Follow Debussy’s little daughter’s adventures – and listen to the music that the great composer wrote for Chouchou’s sixth birthday present. Designed for younger children
The music is performed by Ezra Rachlin (pianist)
Ann's Treasury of Tales
These unusual stories are favourites of Ann's older children (aged 7-11)
Two combine music and water. Her exhilarating story of 'The Freedom Flag' is set to Smetana's Moldau River. Ondine the Water Nymph is de la Motte Fouqué's famous tale set to Ravel's descriptive "Ondine". Oscar Wilde's moving short story of "The Nightingale and the Rose" shows Ann Rachlin's sensitive talent for setting great literature to great music at its best.
The pianist in Chopin's Mazurka in A minor Op 17 No 4 and "Ondine" is Ann's late husband, Ezra Rachlin.
Nurse Goose And The Magic Doors
No one likes to be in hospital and Jean is a very bad patient until the enchanting Nurse Goose visits him and takes him through the Magic Doors and into the Musical Garden. Designed for younger listeners this is one of Ann’s All-Time Favourites popular with children worldwide.
The music is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
A Musical Journey To The Moon
Gustav Holst’s ‘Planet Suite’ sets the scene for a ‘live’ musical Space Adventure – enhanced by the real voices of Mission Control and the Astronauts – this thrilling musical journey has been performed in the London Planetarium and is a hit with kids globally – and even out in space!
The music is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
The Secret Of the Roman Pines
Ottorino Respighi’s favourite number must have been FOUR when he composed the music for Four “Pines of Rome” and Four “Fountains of Rome”. Ann’s original stories told to his brilliant score brings you two fascinating and mysterious tales set in the Eternal City of Rome
The music is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera and Sir Eugene Goosens
Farewell To A Princess
Ravel’s haunting ‘Pavane for a Dead Princess’ provides the emotional musical background for this loving tribute to a much-loved Princess. Children too mourned her and Ann created this gentle tribute for them at that tragic time when the whole world was saddened by the Princess’s untimely death.
The music is performed by the The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel.
A Wild West Cinderella and Other Stories
A refreshing Wild West version of the old fairy tale where Cinderella is a scruffy Cowgirl and her Fairy Godmother is a lovable Granny. All Ann’s under-fives listen spellbound to the gentle tale of the baby deer’s adventures in the forest in ‘The Fawn and the Otters’ and giggle as an unhatched chicken breaks out of the egg in ‘Chickabiddy’. Designed for 3-6 year olds.