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Hopplahopp – Das kleine Känguruh Jimmy auf Reisen

Jimmy, the little kangaroo goes on a journey

Hopplahopp tells the story of Jimmy, a nosy little kangaroo. During one of his many explorations in his home country Australia, Jimmy encounters the Opera House in Sydney and gets lost. Tired from hopping around, Jimmy falls asleep in the case of a double bass. Next thing he knows, Jimmy wakes up on a tour around the world with a traveling orchestra. The little kangaroo Jimmy becomes friend with Rudi, the bass player, and the rest of the band and discovers many new things all around the world: new musical styles, new friends, new tastes, but also the feeling of homesickness…Jakob writes - Hopplahopp - Jimmy kangaroo - cover

About the project

I wrote the story for Hopplahopp for a friend, Sascha Rathey, who came up with the idea and concept. She wanted to showcase the skills of AkkordSportSextett, a group of musicians. Rather than record a simple demo, Sascha preferred a radioplay for children, and Jimmy was born.

Different types of music (dance, folk, guitar, jazz, tango, opera, classical etc.) alternate with the story and are woven into the story of Jimmy’s travels around the world.

  • Clemens Nicol – Narrator
  • Tobias Föhrenbach – Jimmy
  • Kolja Buhlmann – Rudi
  • Ricardo Frenzel – Supporting parts
  • AkkordSportSextett and guests
  • Story by Jakob Straub
  • Concept by Sascha Rathey

Total recording time: 68:48 | Format: 1 Audio-CD | RD: Mar/Apr 2010
Recording: 2008/2009 – Kammermusiksaal Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Theater Freiburg, Studio Nsound Gräfelfing | Sound Design & Mastering: 2010
German booklet enclosed (16 pages with detailed information, text, photos)
(p) & (c) SPEKTRAL 2010 | Series SPEKTRAL HÖRART
Order No.: SRL4-08036
ISBN: 9783942067010
GTIN (EAN): 4260130380366
Recommended for children aged five and up.Jakob writes - Hopplahopp - Jimmy kangaroo - cover

Press for Hopplahopp

German

  • “Jakob Straub […] beweist Gespür für das, was dem musikalischen Gehör der Kinder entspricht.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sep 27, 2010.
  • “Ohren auf, Lauscher gespitzt und zugehört! Die Reise des kleinen Kängurus Jimmy vermittelt jungen Zuhören ein Gespür für die Musik aus den verschiedensten Ländern unserer Erde. Die Musikstücke sind eigens für Kinder ausgesucht und lassen ihre Herkunft »erhören«. Jeder wird hier schnell seine Lieblingsstücke finden und bestimmt nicht nur einmal mit dem kleinen Känguru mittanzen. Ein besonderer Spaß für den Nachwuchs! Eine musikalische Reise von Australien über Europa bis nach Amerika – eine Hymne an die kulturelle Verschiedenartigkeit unserer Welt.” –Stephanie Probst, Medienpädagogin
  • “Die besten Klassik-CDs für Kinder” – crescendo – das klassikmagazin (09_10 2010)
  • CD-Besprechung und Tipp im Magazin “Eltern family”! (08/2010)
  • Empfehlung in der Radio Charivari Sendung “Bücherzeit” — Hartung’sche Buchhandlung!
  • Empfehlung von der mampa-Redaktion – CD-Tipp! (04/2010)

English

  • “Jakob Straub proves he has a real sense for what matches the musical ear of children.” – Süddeutsche Zeiting, Sep 27, 2010.
  • “Sharpen your ears and listen carefully! The travels of Jimmy, the little kangaroo, will give young listeners a feel for musical styles from all over the world. The pieces are specially selected for children and are designed to open young ears to their places of origin. Everyone will soon find their favorites here and will not be able to resist singing along. Great fun for the young! A musical journey from Australia to Europe and from there to America — a hymn to the diversity and heterogeneity of our world.” –Stephanie Probst, media pedagogue
  • “The best Classic CDs for Children” – crescendo – das klassikmagazin (09_10 2010)
  • “Eltern family” magazine CD Review! (08/2010)
  • Recommended by Radio Charivari “Bücherzeit” — Hartung’sche Buchhandlung!
  • Recommended by mampa desk – CD Tip! (04/2010)

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