Stories of Great Composers for Children

Thomas TAPPER (1864 - 1958)

This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example. Here are links to the online texts so you can read along and look at the pictures:

Bach: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34568
Mozart: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34582
Beethoven: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34737
Haydn: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34550
Schubert: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35070
Handel: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35157
Chopin: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35013
Verdi: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35158
Wagner: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35128
Grieg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35097

(Summary by Kara)

Genre(s): Arts, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Johann Sebastian Bach: The Story of the Boy who Sang in the Street Kara Shallenberg
00:09:50
Play 02 Mozart: The Story of a Little Boy and his Sister who Gave Concerts Kara Shallenberg
00:12:39
Play 03 Beethoven: The Story of a Little Boy who was Forced to Practice Kara Shallenberg
00:14:36
Play 04 Franz Joseph Haydn: The Story of the Choir Boy who Became a Great Composer Kara Shallenberg
00:15:00
Play 05 Franz Schubert: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Beautiful Songs Kara Shallenberg
00:12:15
Play 06 Handel: The Story of a Little Boy Who Practiced in an Attic Kara Shallenberg
00:14:45
Play 07 Frederic Francois Chopin: The Story of the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies Kara Shallenberg
00:15:26
Play 08 Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Kara Shallenberg
00:13:37
Play 09 Richard Wagner: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays Kara Shallenberg
00:13:43
Play 10 Edvard Grieg: The Story of the Boy Who Made Music in the Land of the Midnight Sun Kara Shallenberg
00:13:47