Maestro, the Potbellied Pig

Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Length: 22 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Daniel Jacobus mystery series comes Maestro, the Potbellied Pig, the heartwarming tale of Cassandra, a young harpist who forms a perfect friendship with a unique pet. Well, maybe not exactly perfect! 

Music performed by Franziska Huhn, harp; and Gerald Elias (aka PJ Pajama), violin. Featured harp excerpts include: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp; Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; George Frederic Handel: Harp Concerto in B; Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers, The Nutcracker Ballet; Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu, Op. 86; and Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.

"A thoroughly enjoyable story! The narrator and musicians were wonderful! Congratulations!" (Ann Pilot, former principal harp, Boston Symphony Orchestra) 

Alison Larkin is the award-winning narrator of over 200 books including Peter Pan and the Inconsiderate Waiter, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, and Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary

Franziska Huhn is an internationally renowned harpist and a faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University. 

Gerald Elias leads a double life as a world class musician and as the author of the award-winning Daniel Jacobus mystery series, Mister E’s Mysteries, and other writings.

©2018 Gerald Elias (P)2018 Alison Larkin Presents

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Delightful tale.

Maestro, the potbellied pig, is a delightful story of a young girl who is inspired by a night at the symphony to become a professional musician. She also bonds with her pet potbellied pig, whom she names Maestro. The story is enriched with gorgeous harp music and a few violin excerpts. Young people will find the story delightful. Perhaps they too will be captured by the beautiful harp playing and desire to become a musician as well.