QUOTE(Mad Tom @ Nov 17 2011, 10:44 AM)
There is always the old favourite, Peter and the Wolf
At only a year older than your son I was much taken with:
Stravinsky's Petrushka (picturing the Shrovetide fair, the Blackamoor, etc. ... )Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (picturing the countryside, a peasant's party, the storm, etc. ...)
Ooh, I studied this for O-level music 40+ years ago!
I really enjoyed it, and can still remember memorising all the musical quotes for the different characters (though sadly, not the quotes themselves!
I loved Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique at around the same time, chiefly because I was terribly interested in the French Revolution, having done "A Tale of Two Cities" for O-level English Lit. Probably a bit too dark for a 10 year old though.