A few months ago, we ran some posts in our blog suggested some of the top pieces we personally enjoy sharing with our child (now children!). We've been asked to repost some suggestions which we'll do over the coming weeks. For starters, we'll suggest Symphony No. 29 in A Major K201, Mvt. I by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Juno's Rhythm Adventure.
This first movement from one of Mozart's best known early symphonies starts out quietly and unassumingly. The simple, short motive in the first violins repeats and repeats until it quickly builds to an energetic and exciting level in which the opening idea is played throughout the entire orchestra. In this piece, we see Mozart's genius at creating a dramatic and complex composition through the development of one simple melodic idea.
In the DVD, this song is used as incidental music for the setting sun and rising moon. The stars twinkle and spin on each beat. The piece ends with a blooming rainbow as the cast of characters celebrates their day of creating rhythms. For more information on Juno's Rhythm Adventure, please visit our main website at www.junobaby.com.
Juno's Rhythm Adventure was named to Dr. Toys Top Ten List, was the winner of the iParenting Awards, the Telly Award, and Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award. The DVD has language tracks in English, French, and Spanish and comes with bonus interactive features and language flash cards.