ABC's 'My First' Classical Music Series

ABC's 'My First' Classical Music Series

ABC's -My First' Classical Music Series

A collection of albums designed to inspire, educate and delight will soon be available in Australia with the -My First' series, starting young audiences on a journey through the wonderful world of classical music.

Released by ABC Classics, the first three albums in a series of nine will become available on May 13, immersing little listeners in the sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and much more. Two more albums in the series will then release in each, June, July and August.

Of these educational albums, Toby Chadd of ABC Classics says 'Medical and developmental studies continue to suggest that the benefits of exposing children to classical music from a young age include boosting their concentration and self-discipline, improving listening and social skills, and encouraging sharper minds and good mental health.

'And what we find fascinating purely from a music lover's perspective, another research study concluded that when children were given access to the works of Beethoven and Mozart they were more likely to appreciate a wider range of music later in life.

'Ultimately, we love that it allows parents and carers to feel good about exposing children to an inspirational and education collection of music, while also enjoying the harmonious tunes of some of the world's greatest composers themselves."

My First Classical Album is the perfect introduction to the timeless tunes of the great composers. From the majesty of the orchestra to the delicacy of the piano, this music will open up a whole new world of imagination – encouraging little ones to sing, dance and dream.

My First Mozart Album shares with children the joys of the most famous composer who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Throughout his life, Mozart composed hundreds of pieces that are still some of the best-known and best-loved tunes ever written. This album provides a true celebration and learning journey through his music.

The final May 13 release is My First Piano Album which will acquaint youngsters with the piano and all its magic, bringing together familiar favourites as well as new discoveries. The tunes of Chopin, Satie, Joplin and more will teach children about the wondrous world of music behind the piano's tidy array of black and white keys.

Further releases in this delightful series that will roll out through June, July and August, include My First Beethoven Album, My First Lullaby Album, My First Ballet Album, My First Orchestra Album, My First Bach Album and My First Violin Album.

My First Classical Album
Over one hour of music, including:

1. Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music)
2. Clarinet Concerto
3. Gran Partita
4. Songs from The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro
5. Music from the Piano Concertos and Symphonies

My First Mozart Album

Over one hour of music, including:

1. HANDEL – Arrival of Queen of Sheba
2. ROSSINI – William Tell Overture
3. SAINT-SAËNS - The Swan, from The Carnival of the Animals
4. VIVALDI – Gloria
5. ELGAR - Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations

6. TCHAIKOVSKY - Russian Dance, from The Nutcracker and many more!

My First Piano Album
Over one hour of music, including:

1. BEETHOVEN - Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata
2. MOZART - Rondo alla Turca
3. CHOPIN - Minute Waltz and Raindrop Prelude
4. SATIE - Gymnopédie No. 1
5. DEBUSSY - Clair de lune
6. JOPLIN - The Entertainer
and many more!