Audiences say that children are the most faithful viewers of the TV. So the best formula to instill some value or hobby is a cartoon creation that explains it.
This has been done by the conductor and pianist, Daniel Barenboim, after starring in a series, Max & Maestro, whose main objective is to instill in children between 6 and 12 years old a love of classical music through fun and easy to understand stories.
The series, which has been produced in Italy and France and consists of 52 episodes of 11 minutes each, shows the children the beauty behind the scores of great masters of classical music such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi or Johann Sebastian Bach.
The other protagonist of the series is a boy, Max, who lives in a peripheral neighbourhood, who has some expert friends in video games and a father fanatic of rap music. The story begins when one day, after his ball falls in the house of a stranger, he listens to a piece of Bach that captivates him. From then on, Max will meet the master, learn the ability to listen and he’ll end up discovering that his greatest passion is becoming a pianist and, perhaps, a conductor.
In each episode of the series a piece of classical music is heard and something new is learned, such as the concept of tonality or learning to identify the sound of each instrument within a composition. At the moment, it is not expected to be issued in Spain.