Hannes Richter

Worldwide Children’s TV Series Introduces Music Through Mozart

Hannes Richter

Early September 2008 a new animated television series of twenty-six half-hour episodes entitled, Wunderkind Little Amadeus – The Adventures of Young Mozart will debut on American public television stations nationwide. The series, which was initially launched in 2006 in Germany, has enjoyed enormous success and can soon be enjoyed grasp by the young in the United States. Created for children four to eight years old, the program is designed to bring classical music within easy grasp of kids everywhere and thereby foster a lifelong love of music. Young viewers will follow Mozart’s adventures while being introduced to musical concepts based on his prolific work. The music featured in the series is authentic, performed by renowned orchestras and featuring famous soloists, such as violinist Tamaki Kawakubo and pianist Francois René Duchable. Online teaching materials accompanies the TV series and can be found at: www.little-amadeus.com The series can be seen on Public Broadcasting starting September 9, 2008.