The King's Daughter tells the enchanting story of Sophia's passion for the flute. The instrument was a gift from her aunt, and the shimmering silver enchanted her from the moment she opened the case. Sophia quickly learned to play, and her music grew more beautiful with each passing day. One afternoon her father, the king, marched into her room and said, ''It is not proper for a princess to be making music. I no longer wish to hear your flute in my castle.'' Heartbroken, Sophia began practicing under the shade of a linden tree, and the wind carried her songs to faraway places.
The poetic story is brought to life by the beautiful narration of opera star Jennifer Larmore and the elegant flute artistry of Natalie Schwaabe. Let Kim Maerkl's magical tale and original music take you on a fascinating listening experience.
Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, a composer, and a producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany, and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar.
Narrator biography: Jennifer Larmore has performed at virtually every major opera house, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and London Covent Garden. Her vast discography of over 100 CDs has garnered seven Grammy nominations and two awards. She has given recitals and master classes around the world.