Classical Music Your Kids Will Love!

These are some of the most popular classical pieces of all time!

Try to listen to some of this music to supplement your child’s musical learning. Most is available from our local library (either in stock or request from TB Library).  YouTube Channel on the internet is also a good source!

Relaxing…
Air on the G String–J. S. Bach
Polovtsian Dances, Prince Igor–Borodin
The Four Seasons, spring, summer, winter–Antonio Vivaldi
Adagio for Strings–Samuel Barber
Symphony No. 9, 1st movement–Dvorak
Romeo and Juliet Fanatasy Overture–Tchaikovsky
Clair de lune–Debussy
Nocturnes or Preludes–Chopin
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43 (the 18th Variation is everyone’s favorite)–Rachmaninoff
Gymnopedies (3) for Piano–Eric Satie
Canon in D–Pachabel
Peer Gynt Suite: Dawn–Grieg

Exciting…
Flight of the Bumblebee Rimsky-Korsakov
Bolero–Ravel
The Barber of Seville, overture–Rossini
Symphony No. 5 in c minor–Beethoven
Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1, In the Hall of the Mountain King–Edward Grieg
Etudes–Chopin
Piano Concerto in F–Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue–Gershwin
Entry of the Gladiators (Einzug der Gladiatoren), march for orchestra, Op. 68–Fucik
William Tell Overture: Finale – Rossini
Gayaneh (Sabre Dance) – Aram Khachaturian

Majestic…
The Planets, Mars–Gustav Holst
Also Sprach Zarathustra–Richard Strauss
Mars (The Planets) – Holst
1812 Overture (Festival Overture for Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 49, Finale) Tchaikovsky

Entertaining…
Carnival of the Animals–Saint-Saens
Peter and the Wolf–Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf includes a tutorial on what instruments represent what characters. Very good to listen to even online.
The Cat and the Mouse–Bernstein
Caucasian Sketches (Procession Of The Sardar) – Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov

Good for the Brain…and Fun to listen to!
Water Music (Music for the Royal Fireworks) –G. F. Handel
Eine kleine Nachtmusik–Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor: l. Molto Allegro–Mozart
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra In A Minor Op. 16: Allegro molto moderato –Grieg
Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je maman” (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) K. 265–Mozart

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