“Who is this Little Prince? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry describes it like this: ‘If you happen to come by … wait a bit, just under the star! Then when a child approaches you, when it laughs, when it has golden hair, when it does not answer, if you ask, then you will guess who it is. ‘
The short stories about the Little Prince, as you can hear on this recording – are they really for children? To be more specific, one must read what Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote to his friend Léon Werth, to whom he dedicated his little book. ‘I apologize to the children for dedicating this book to an adult. But I have a good excuse for this: this adult is the best friend I have in the world. I have another excuse: this adult can understand everything, even the books for children … So, I want to dedicate this book to the child that this adult once was. All the great people have once been children (but few remember it) … ‘
The short excerpts of this Little Prince’s book are enveloped, surrounded and carried by music. Music that lights up the words, sounds that lead into the child’s dream world that inhabits a small star in the sky, where everything is tiny. So small that ‘you cannot go very far straight ahead’.
This child, the Little Prince, sets out for a short while to discover unknown secrets of life on other planets that he does not yet know. At the same time, it encounters the snake, the fox, the sheep, the flower and other mysterious things … And all the wonders that the Little Prince experiences make him wonder. Amazed at what you do not have to see to understand. So, he once says, ‘The stars are beautiful because they remind of a flower that you cannot see.’
If you leaf through the printed book, you can encounter pictures that the author painted himself. This audiobook wants to make small and big listeners to paint their own inner pictures to the short stories. As the Little Prince once said: ‘That which constitutes beauty is invisible’.
Listen, eavesdrop – and look, not with your eyes, because ‘you only see well with your heart’.
Dorothée Kreusch-Jacob ”
The writer, concert pianist, music educator and singer-songwriter Dorothée Kreusch-Jacob has opened up the world of music to many children over the years with her books and sound recordings. Her imaginative books have been translated into several languages and have become an integral part of standard literature in musical work with children. The books and CD recordings by Dorothée Kreusch-Jacob can be found on leaderboards and have, among other things, won the German Record Prize. For years, her songs, tunes and stories have delighted children and their parents and are at home with many families. Together with her two sons Cornelius Claudio Kreusch and Johannes Tonio Kreusch, with whom she has already produced a large number of children’s CDs, she presents a new musical audio book with “Der Kleine Prinz” that is not only for children but also especially Adults. Jürgen Jung reads the most important passages in Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece, accompanying sensitive, newly created music.