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“Do you have a favorite sound?” little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”
But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!
Where is silence?
Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.
13 jazz classics, including “Come Rain or Come Shine”, “Moon River” and “Winter Wonderland”, recorded by singing legends (Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn…), that evoke the
different seasons and will rock young children into a sweet, blissful sleep. Lyrics and brief explanatory notes with whimsical, dream-like
illustrations accompany each featured song.
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge’s design for a 1973 book based on the poem.
The works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—from the sea, rivers, fountains, rainfall and so forth—has inspired the composers.
The short film An Optical Poem, 1938, by the celebrated German-born abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, in its entirety, composed to Franz Liszt’s “2nd Hungarian Rhapsody.” Made entirely with paper in stop motion fashion.