Classical Music for Children ... Is There Classical Music for Children? A Cool Website Regarding This Music Genre for Four ( ! ) "Target Groups"


Classical Music for children ... and in particular, Popular ( ! ) Classic for children: This is a "completely different website". Because I address four different age groups of music fans on only one website. First kids from six to twelve, then teens from 13 to 19, next adults, parents, grandparents and finally also teachers. And it's all about listening to music and not about making music. Very particularly conservative Classical Music fans now – please – already make a small detour via this link: The reading there is especially important for you.


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"Classical Music for Children" is the latest website in our "Bach Mission", after Johann Sebastian Bach for Children, the webiste especially for kids and also Bach on Bach have existed as websites for many years. © Info.


Are you a particularly conservative fan of Classical Music? And Popular Classical Music is almost an imposition for you? Do you – for example – reject André Rieu and his way of presentation? Then please read about our philosophy on the way to Classical Music here. And why Mr. Rieu was and is so important for our project, you can find out here.



Classical Music for Children ... Here Is the "Most Pedagogical Offer in the Universe": for You ... for Kids, for Teens, for Parents, and for Teachers


Classical Music for children ... why are you here? Well, one reason could be that you want to know what Classical Music, or Classic for short, actually is. I explain this on another website. But as a teenager you might also look for such music works, which are cool especially for older children. And if you are a father or a mother, a grandma or a grandpa, or also a pedagogue, that is a teacher or a music teacher, then it could be your wish to find a small package of Classical Music works that were composed especially for children, or even "only" collected for this "target group". It is not that easy to address children at the age of six to twelve, cool teens and also grown-ups who could not be more different "knitted" at the same time on one website. That's why this "instruction manual" is available here in four chapters. Very quickly you can get to the 300 Classical Music works, that is to the 300 most popular and thus also to those Classical Melodies, which are exciting for all age groups, with a click here.


My "Target Group" 1: Are You Older Than 5 and Younger Than 13?

Okay, then the most important thing is that if you are looking for Classic for children, or more precisely, Classical Music for children, there is no such thing. So you can't find it either. But what you do find – on other websites – can really spoil your fun very much. Why? Because then you listen to these music titles and find that they can't be made for children at all. At least ... no way ... for you. And then you decide: "Classical Music is not for me". And why is that? Keywords are the evil. Music publishers and music lovers (... of course those who love Classical Music) put together a small collection of Classical Music pieces, which – for whatever reason – are supposed to be good for kids. But they were never composed for kids. And nonetheless there are many hits on Google and therefore many offerings for that. I think that they are not especially selected for children at all. I notice that because some pieces, for example, are simply too long to begin with. I now invite you to my website Classical Music Top 100. There you will find 300 works of music that have been considered by many, many people over many, many years as the most beautiful Classical Works and still are today. And these are people of all ages. So there are also children of your age.


There are two types of Classical Music: One is light, cool, and partly also known, cool Classical Music. "Popular" is another word for "well-loved". And such Classical Music is better to find with the keyword "Popular Classic" than "well-loved Classical Music". And there is, second, then all Classical Music, that is "harder to digest". Harder, not hard. But ... what actually is "harder to digest"?


This is the attitude of my wife and me: If a Classical Work is popular, then children, parents and grandparents will all enjoy it equally. With any other Classical Piece, it's something completely different. © Info.



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"Hard to digest" Classical Music. Now... what is this? I made it up myself. But, who is this... I ... well ... the author of this website?


I am Peter Bach Jr., I am a member of the musical family of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, I have a hobby and at the same time I am on a "mission" ... so to speak: I would like to spread Classical Music in general and the knowledge about Johann Sebastian Bach and his music in particular even more in the world. And for this purpose the internet is the right and best medium today. One that didn't exist for many, many decades. Well, in the past.


I have put together some websites about the composer from Thuringia, Germany. Advertising Start. I have written a Biography About J.S. Bach for Children and also "invented" a coloring book about the musician from Eisenach, Germany together with a cousin of Bach and my wife Renate. With a click here, you get to the Bach Coloring Book. End of Advertising. Later, a website about the "Classic Top 100" followed together with the difficult answer to the question "What exactly is Classical Music precisely"?  After all, this website here is the youngest of all.

... me ... or is it " I  "...?! 



Hard to digest Classical Music. First of all, "hard to digest" is exactly the opposite of "easy to digest." Sure so far. What is no good Classical Music for you is Classical Music that you most likely don't enjoy listening to to begin with. In other words, Classical Music that you don't want to listen to again. In the worst case, you not only never want to hear the piece you heard again, but all Classical Music. Never again. And that's exactly what I want to prevent. With this, my website. Hard to digest: That is, for example, when you hear a Classical Piece and a soprano sings – or just for the two of us and only here – "squeaks" up and down the scale and then up again and then down again. Or many violinists fiddle: a melody that you don't really recognize. Or that doesn't seem beautiful either. Or a piece of music starts very slowly, very quietly, and then just doesn't "get going" for many minutes. Or what you hear just doesn't turn you on. It just doesn't sound cool. Or a piece is actually two hours long. Or ... whatever. And where do you hear something like that? Practically wherever Classical Music is offered by chance ( ! ): on the internet, on YouTube, on the radio, on TV and at small live "concerts". Or when an artist presents a book together with a book author at a reading. And all of this is "hard to digest"? Yes, 99 percent of the time. How do I know? I have experienced it, determined it, analyzed it, tried it out again, experienced it again, and finally I paid attention quite deliberately once to whether Classical Music that you happen to pass by – for example, while zapping or listening to the radio – is all hard to digest. It is true! And I then asked myself why that is like that.


It's true because Classical Music is offered everywhere practically only for "real" Classical Music fans. And that's not you at all. You are just starting with this topic. But real Classical Music fans don't want to listen only – and again and again – to "easily digestible Classical Music", because there is only little of it ... in contrast to all Classical Music works. And that's why it's pure coincidence that somewhere you listen to Classical Music, that is, on YouTube, on the internet, on TV, on the radio, and even in concerts ... short or long ... you hear Classical Music that you like. So it just doesn't fit. 99 percent of Classical Music is not for you to begin with. From me, you get it completely different.


With me, you get to hear only and exclusively Classical Works that make you want to hear more Classical Music. And how does that work, why does that work with me? Because I was looking for these pieces of music, because I knew how to look, and where, and also, for what. And for who. Exactly ... for who! And I found such Classical Music pieces, which many people find cool, so the most Popular Classical Works. There is hardly any "squeaking" of top dressed ladies, you always recognize the essential melody very quickly and the pieces are for the most part very short or at least not too long. And you have heard many of them before ... that is, if you're more like twelve than six. It's called Light, Popular Classical Music. And that's where you should start. If you like these pieces – and you don't have to like all my suggestions at all – then you can set out to learn more Classical Music. Maybe listen to many more pieces by Bach or by Handel, or two more works by each of ten masters. And then also explore longer, more serious and lesser known titles. When you're older. Or you just stick to Popular Classical Music. Or, if you're closer to the age of six, check out this website again when you're later twelve. Finally, there's more "easily digestible" music, that is a format at "WDR 4 Klassik" (... it's German, but the pieces are not related to a language, of course), which offers three hours a week of very special Popular Classical Music. Popular is the decisive word in their title offering. The format is called WDR 4 Klassik Populär. Don't start with that, though, but first listen to many, many works from my "Classic Top 300", because it's put together even more specially for beginners and for children.


So, first of all, just click here nowand you are on another website at my 300 Popular Classical Music works collection and there it is best to listen to every single work with the green color-code for just one minute (... or even longer) at a time: and that on several days.


There are cool hints in the list, and soon you will be a master in the music genre "Popular Classical Music". The pieces with the green squares, like above ... but smaller ... these are the perfect first pieces to get to know such Popular Classical Music.



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My 2nd "Target Group:" Are You 13, 14, Older... or 19 Already?


You might feel the same way I did when I was your age. You hear a Classical Work here and there, you like the melody, but you have no idea what the piece is called, who might have composed it, and where and how you can hear it again. Or where to discover something similar. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, for example, are used in countless films and television programs. More precisely, in so many productions that it is a truly endless list. And works by other famous Classical Composers are also often heard in movies and on television. But Shazam doesn't recognize such Classical Music and "Google Music Search" doesn't either ... so how do you proceed now?


Not at all. Until today, more precisely, until my list was compiled on another of my websites. I searched according to a very special system, with many YouTube results as well as countless Google results for such "easily digestible" Classical Works. And in no case for "Classic for children" or for "Classical Music for children".


In general – that's what I think – you would hardly ever look for "Classical Music for children" for yourself anyway ... at 13 or 14, and certainly not older. But what do you look for then? "The best Classical Works" or "The most popular 50 Classical Masterpieces"? Yes, that's what you usually do. I do, anyway. But then you just find the published selection of 100 Classical Music fans and thus 100 different opinions.


And what these Classical Music fans have put together, that is one thing that is certainly not: completely easy to digest. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" is certainly the dream of a Classical Musical work, but... it is simply too long for your current goal (... that is to get to know Classical Music), much too long and in the beginning much too "hard to digest". This is also the case with his famous "B minor Mass", which is also divinely composed. Without any question these many lists of "best Classical Melodies" are all well put together. But not for Classical Music starters and not for children, not even for older children or children who are no longer children, but young adults between 17 and 21.


Apart from that, in my opinion, there is no such thing as "Classical Music for children" or "Classical Works for children", because such Classical Music was never composed. And for Classical Music connoisseurs: "The Children's Symphony" is not like toys, just made of music, or Mozart's "Cassation for Orchestra and Toys" especially suitable produced for kids. And if they are, these then homeopathically existing works certainly do not belong to the well-known and famous pieces. And last but not least, they are certainly not the ones that would eventually come to your home on a CD, if you order such a CD. But completely different ones.


But click once to my second website in the matter of Classical Music and on it to the list ... and there start with the green marked masterpieces. And another important thing: You can also like Classical Music if you like other music at the same time: all the hits of the weekly Top 25 or Gaga, Swift, Bieber or Ariana Grande. Both can be played side by side. Pop and Classical Music, heavy metal and Classical Music, country and western and Classical Music. And: If you like everything by Beethoven, but nothing by Bach, then you're on the right track, too.


If you have had real fun listening to the many, many works from my Classic Top 100, then you can "stay forever" listening to this collection, or with André Rieu (... if you can't stand André Rieu, please click here) and later on "WDR 4 Klassik Populär" (... you don't have to understand one German word to like the the Popular Classical Music) every Sunday for three hours enjoying similar, but many more works, or you can move on from my selection then further in the direction of "less light Classical Music". It's entirely your own decision. Alternatively, there is a whole media library full of other easier-to-digest titles from this radio station: Over 2,000, but ... they are not as easy going as in my "Top 300".



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My 3rd " Target Audience": Parents and Grandparents and Adults


There is no such thing as "Classic for children" or "Classical Music for children". That's why the potential for destruction is so huge when you want to get kids excited about this genre of music. Why is there no "Classical Music for kids" when Google lists so many pages with such results?


At first, "Classical Music for children" was never composed. With very few exceptions. And also here applies: Listen to "Peter and the Wolf" once. Only with the told story "around it" it becomes a single really known musical work of Classical Music ... somehow ... for children. Well, then there is, in a similar form, the "Carnival of the Animals", so there are already twice as many works. However, if I am not completely up to date with my opinion, and if there are Classical Music works composed especially for children, then – first of all – they certainly do not belong to the world-famous works. And secondly ... these few works are then not offered collected on a CD. 


Now I'm assuming that you are a Classical Music fan. But of course, I'm also addressing parents who don't like Classical Music themselves, but who would like their offspring to have a certain enthusiasm for it. So you are a Classical Music enthusiast? Then it is especially important that you don't want to "sell" your favorite composer with all his works to your kids or to your grandchildren, but use the opportunity in the best possible way to trigger a lasting interest in this, your favorite musical genre. And that's where you simply can't avoid a launch via popular, light, cool Classical Music. With it, you offer the chance for kids and teens to initially find "easy-to-digest Classical Music" cool. From there, you can only move on if you have generated sustained interest. If it didn't work, you wouldn't have been successful with your favorite titles by your favorite composer either. But if it works, then there is still time for Wagner's complete works. But Wagner at the beginning? Forget it.


How do I come to this cool realization? Well, I have experienced it myself. In all variations. Contact with Classical Music is possible in five areas: on the internet via the (... usual) best lists, which I reject as "Classical Music for children" and as "Classical Music for beginners". Then, of course, on the radio, on various Classical Music stations. Further on TV, if you get "stuck" on Classical Music while zapping. And then there are those mini-events, such as very short concerts or – as I have experienced myself – when a musician or three musicians acoustically accompany and enhance an event: at a book reading or at the awarding of a Federal Cross of Merit (... only in Germany of course), for example. On all occasions you never hear musically trivial, simple or catchy music, but always such Classical Music that makes a beginner in Classical Music think that you don't really find such Classical Music cool. I am firmly convinced: Such experiences spoil the enthusiasm for more.


With my collection of the 300 most beautiful and most Popular Classical Works, I present the only such extensive collection of "easily digestible" Classical Music. It is also enriched with hints, with which considerations you should experience the pieces. If you like these works to a large extent, if you recognize melodies, if you enjoy what you see with them, then your way in matters of Classical Music can go on from there: perhaps directly to the music that inspires you so much as your father or mother or as your grandmother or grandfather. Now it may go deeper into the subject, because your son, your daughter or your grandchild then knows the "way back", if Johann Strauss, and indeed the son, with his waltzes is the greatest for you, but just not for Teri, Scott and Stacy.


There are also concerts by Rieu (... if you can't stand him, please click here) or the Classical Music station WDR 4 with its format "WDR 4 Klassik Populär" (... yes, even if you speak no German, again), which continues exactly where my list ends. However: You should start with my list, because here is simply even more emphasis than at WDR 4, to present many works that are pretty sure to please outstanding and then also make you want more.


Please, as parents or as grandparents, remember: There is no such thing as "Classical Music for children" and interest in Classical Music is destroyed for a lifetime at warp speed. And with my suggestions? Not at all.


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WDR 4 "Klassik Populär"

You do not need to speak German to enjoy this offer.


With one click here you get to this destination. There you then have three options. But you're only right there if you've already explored many, really many titles in my ( ! ) Top 100. Why? Because otherwise "WDR 4 Klassik Populär" offers neither the one nor the other properly. There are then far too borderline pieces for beginners in the offer and for conservative Classical Music fans far too "shallow" and unacceptable works with it. Thus, to the offer of WDR 4 in Cologne, Germany.


1)  Click there, and scroll down a little, and there you can listen to the current program via the play button ( > ).


2)  On this target page, scroll down a bit further to the current playlist, copy one title at a time and paste it on YouTube. This way, you can listen in on the "fast track" to see if it's worth consuming more of this title. This works with the two further playlists of the last and the week before last below ...  as well.


3)  It's a gigantic option if you want to compile your own playlist with the best hits of my Top 300 plus other Popular Classical Music titles. Because then there are in the "Audiothek" in the "Mediathek" – and with a click here – a whole 52 shows that you can explore. Although the playlists are missing here, the titles are moderated. And anyone who wants to compile a list for life will certainly have the time and leisure to listen through from title to title and from program to program and thus find hundreds of more Popular Classical Hits.


Yup, suitable for children and simply cool for teens (... above) ... that's what it must be if you want to "outwit" your offspring with Classical Music. And you can do that with my offer via this link or ... you let me surprise you now. © Info.



But wait ... wait. Of course, there is one very significant and a few insignificant exceptions. There are a few "pulled by the hair" exceptions, but a seemingly ( ! ) shining light in the "desert of Classical Music for children":


Okay. First of all, there is the work that is always mentioned first with "Classical Music for Children": Peter and the Wolf by a composer who – and this is just my own opinion – only plays in the "fourth league" in Classical Music: Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. His work is a musical fairy tale. Wikipedia says it is one of the most played works of Classical Music. Hm ...  I don't know?!  Prokofiev's Classical Music is embedded in an audio play, and with the right age range on offer, you definitely can't go wrong with it at about half an hour in length. More ...


Mr. Composer Prokofjew.



Leopold Mozart once wrote a symphony called "Children's Symphony", but who is Leopold Mozart? Well, he is the father of the famous Wolfgang Amadeus. But Leopold's music is "only" beautiful, almost unknown Classical Music, not especially for kids. Just ... except for this title.


Then there is the Carnival of the Animals by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, but I actually read this name for the first time only when writing these lines ... after my research. Well ... that's my "healthy half-knowledge", it's my own fault. Looking at cute animal pictures on YouTube and listening to a Classical Melody that fits perfectly to it – but that you wouldn't identify as "for children" if I presented it to you among several other melodies – that's okay. Without pictures, however ... it even rather "turns you off" in my opinion. The work itself can be found ... of course ... on YouTube under the title in the first line of this section.


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The gentlemen composers Mozart (... however, Leopold on the left ... Amadé's dad ...) and on the right side, it's Saint-Saëns.



But the cool exception is what the Austrian Marko Simsa and some other creatives offer. And that's really a lot in terms of "Classical Music for children." It's a veritable symphony of suggestions. But ... and this is the crucial point ... all the real masterpieces are "enriched" with narration, that is, with stories. Simsa also offers press reviews for each of his "combinations of music and narration": from qualified and competent sources and with pedagogical expertise. If you want to get your kids excited about Classical Music, however, please don't start with his CDs. It's different, completely different, if you follow my advice and send your (... older) offspring to my "Top 100" first. Because after that ( ! ) the many combinations of stories ( ! ) so the reading aloud and the mix with Classical Music are finally more than cool. When Classical Music interrupts a story, then it is entertainment. Then there is ... after all ... "Classical Music for children". Simsa is an all-round artist when it comes to Classical Music and you can find his many CD offers at the bottom of this page and also listen to most of them. So, again the order compact: Send older kids to my "Classical Top 100" , they should "listen in" there once in many pieces, then choose Simsa offers and similar and finally of course also order. Have fun! There are three CDs in English, scroll to the end of the page after clicking this link.



For You, I Am Also the Bean Counter in the Subject "Classical Music for Children"


I offer you my research findings. Free of charge ... of course. Because there are so many results on Amazon and Google for the keyword "Classical Music for children", respectively "Classic for children". There is actually a cool exception between the two philosophies: That is between the approach "... there is no Classical Music for children" and the contradiction against this thesis. Read in the coming section why I therefore consider myself a "bean counter": It's complicated and ... I like to exaggerate so much. However, sorry guys, most of these recommendations are in German. What about learning German for this reason?! LOL?


The first option: To present fairy tales enriched with Classical Music. But to present "any Classical Music pieces", I think as far as the Classical Music in the fairy tales is concerned – is not sustainable to introduce kids to Classical Music for a lifetime. Nevertheless, it is of course more sensible than to present the last Wacken Concert "to listen to"! The next quality level is represented by "Peter and the Wolf", the "Carnival of the Animals" and fairy tales like "Hansel and Gretel", enriched by Classical Music (... that is what you have to research on your own, sorry, honestly). In addition to the cool listening event, between two and four memorable melodies will most certainly be remembered later on, and the child will recognize them throughout his or her life. The reason why he or she never encounters the lesser-known pieces in such works again is that they are not among the Popular Classical Works and therefore hardly ever "reappear" in television or cinema productions or in commercials and on the radio. "The Four Seasons" are anyway not recognizable to me as cool for kids: Here one editor probably copies from the other and authors therefore present them as well-suited "Classical Music for children".  So much for the first option practiced for decades.



The second option is quite clear: your own ( ! ) compiling of a playlist for your children and for your baby.


The third option, however, is – also – my "bean counting": In a final round, I once again asked for advice from seven experts. Where is the border between Classical Music and "no Classical Music"? I had a special eye on the waltz works of Johann Strauss (... Son / II ) and the ballet works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In order to illustrate this quite exactly for schoolchildren, there is – in my collection of the 300 Popular Classical Works – the hint DCM, which I list in detail on another page of this website ... in the wording. The most conservative Classical Music connoisseurs and Classical Music fans consider Classical Music and "no Classical Music" simply by whether it is "S music" or " E ". In other words, "serious music" or entertainment. I do not agree with this view at all. But from this follows: If waltzes and ballet works are not Classical Music because they were composed for entertainment, then any entertainment is not Classical Music. By definition, however, every work that could be good for children is not Classical Music for this reason alone: Because children are basically supposed to be entertained by it. That ... is really nitpicking and not meant seriously.


Option 4. The exception and a "fourth way" is possible and "brings both approaches, that is my way and that of the many, many authors and publishers of Classical Music for children CDs under one hat": These are CDs with stories about the composers who created many ( ! ) today Popular Classical Works: about Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and a few other star composers. Because on these CDs are also many ( ! ) well-known Classical Music pieces "woven in". And a – later on – teenager and young adult will definitely encounter them in concert, on the radio, in commercials and in movies ... in "real life" ... that is on TV, in the cinema and on the internet. But ... this is really only the result after much, much "philosophy" on the subject of Classical Music for children. Plus, and sorry guys, these kinds of CDs probably don't exist in English.


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Another "trick" how to "warmly subversively introduce" your kids to Classical Music. I came up with this option only after a very last round in the search for the perfect Classical Masterpieces in my sense: In my whole professional life, music has always played and continues to play a very big role. By the fact that I do the same, what also my father did, already since youngest childhood (... mine, not his). In finding the last of all 300 Classical Masterpieces, many compositions reminded me of stations in my whole life and of many of my own film productions in which I suggested Classical Works for the sound setting. My Classical Music search was therefore also "a kind of time travel". Several pieces took me intensely back to my childhood at the time of kindergarten and elementary school. I remembered only very late that my parents at that time – now and then – already listened to Popular Classical Music, at that time already unusually freshly interpreted by James Last. And that was the time when I already liked the first cool, light, Popular Classical Pieces, which I remember now some 50 years later ... and I am still enthusiastic about them.


Finally, this concluding " trick": Why don't you put together your own collection – from my collection – of 50 or 100 of my suggestions and listen to them at home, even before your kids – via headphones, or even at a challenging volume – develop their own tastes. Carefully, though: not for hours on end, not continuously, not loudly, but now and then in between. Because children tend to like what their parents like. This will then certainly also encourage them to learn a musical instrument at an early age.


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Why actually not listen to Classical Music to fall asleep? If ... then the right one! And which is that? Definitely popular, light, relaxing, slow and beautiful one.



Classical Music for babies was a "red rag" for me for years, because certainly – apart from a few lullabies – definitely nothing Classical was ever composed for babies. But of course, you can very carefully "cover" minis with Classical Music very early in life. Playing the best, lightest familiar melodies to fall asleep to in the evening ... this is certainly significant for your dwarf's health and also promotes a possible later enthusiasm for Classical Music at an early age. But my recommendations for "easy digestibility" also apply here. Because this selection must be baby- and fall asleep suitable. "Just anything" ... is a disaster. So you have two options: The first is, you put together the really very best, easy, nice Classical Tunes from my "Classic Top 300". You can buy them, for example at "Amazon Downloads" or – if you use Amazon Prime – you can also combine them together to a playlist. That's right, you can do that with Spotify, too. Because we receive neither from Amazon nor from Spotify commission, there is the hint here that if you consider anyway whether Amazon could be "practically" free for your Classical Music needs because of the film and music offer as well as some free delivery, it makes sense to think about whether you buy 20 or 30 pieces, which could then give pleasure for each age for a lifetime. Please prefer my suggestions with the green square at the beginning of the line. Option 2 is much more convenient: And here is where advertising starts. Without my service, you are "out there" all alone. But for that ... there is my website. And right: For the present service we hope to get a little support for our missions to convince more people. With websites, advertisement and further publications. I have analyzed "Classical Music for Babies" CDs and also "Classical Music for Children CDs"  for you. I  have examined how many pieces are popular, plus how many are beautiful or wonderful. And how many are detrimental to a later enthusiasm for Classical Music. To do this, I checked to see if the pieces on a CD fit together for playing to fall asleep: the volumes, the speeds, the whole nature of the works. Much further down, there are some 300 suggestions for babies and for children and for beginners. That's around 500 individual CDs with around 3,000 Classical Titles. That ... was really a week-long job. If you buy from our partner music publisher, we get a small commission for our "missions" without making your purchase more expensive. And there you can also listen to samples, which is not possible with any other CD supplier. Here ... the advertisement is already at an end.


Finally, here is some more reading on the subject of "Health and Classics".  "The Healthy" on the internet first. The title is “10 Wondrous Things That Happen to Your Body When You Listen to Classical Music”.  It’s by Brooke Nelson and Dawn Yanek plus there is a medical review. The authors start to compare blood pressure after hearing songs from ABBA with Classical Music titles. Many studies are mentioned, and exciting results go from easing pain, via better sleep until sharpening your memory. "Takelessons" presents "10 Shocking Benefits of Listening to Classical Music", and it seems to be an interesting reading matching my first recommendation above. It’s always cool, when you research for information: When you read two similar offers, you might find one more crucial advantage. One fact is worth mentioning: Even if you listen to Classical Music as a background entrainment, you profit. There are hints to several studies. "WQXR" helps to find the Top 5 studies about Classical Music and its relation to health. "The International Journal of Critical Illness & Injury Service" released the most scientific reading about the subject. It’s a long article, and it is not that much constructed like the other “10 Best …”. However, if you want to explore "the whole nine yards", then here you are right. Enjoy.





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You Are Particularly Important for Me: Hello Teachers, Music Teachers, Music School Teachers ... My "Target Group" ...


Do you also shepherd and educate such a bunch of rascals? Then I would like to excite you and give you "tools" with my websites on "Classical Music for Children" and on the subject What is Classical Music? As well as 300 Popular Classical Masterpieces and finally several websites on the star composer Johann Sebastian Bach on how to first get your "dwarfs" interested in Classical Music and then also inspire them with it. © Info.



Right here and at the beginning in all clarity: You are very probably "light years ahead" of me in matters of Classical Music. Even more so, because until recently a few pieces by Bach were the only Classical Masterpieces I could identify. And of course there is Classical Music for children. And that is in the sense of productions with stories of all kind that bring Classical Music closer to children. But to distinguish this from the concern I have and want to spread, that is that there is no compilation of well-known Classical Works composed or pedagogically arranged for children, would be too complicated. Plus, it would not be striking enough and would not be perceived in today's entertainment offer of podcasts, TV, radio and internet articles. Therefore, here is my – please at least discussable – thesis: There is no Classical Music for children.


Over the past decades, I have specialized – with my job – in explaining to children, young people and adults how things work in the world. How beer is brewed, how coal is mined, how a daily newspaper is produced and why press agencies exist. Also, what a big forwarding company does and how a health resort works behind the "scenes" can be experienced with my works. With offers like these, we – my wife and I, and in the past also with my father – are and have been a market leader in Germany for over 40 years. 


Please help me and us in our mission to bring more kids and also more interested people to Classical Music. I'll go even further than I've already acknowledged above: Even if there are works in the listing on my website that explains "Classic" and "Classical Music" that you think in no way belong to Classical Music, then "the end justifies the means". With my little stars ( * ), the references to quite Definitely Classical Music (DCM) and the information to the border value of each piece, every sustainably interested person will be able to determine after a short time for themselves, which pieces of music belongs to Classical Music and why. Or maybe not.


Very close to the motto not to spoil the first contact with Classical Music, no interested person and also no child or not a single teenager will ever want to enjoy Classical Music again, just because my compilation contains borderline titles or because this interested person actually wants to get deeper into this topic. The probability that these provocative theses set up on my two websites will "turn off" potentially interested people forever is therefore extremely low. Especially because both websites do not address Classical Music fans. This group already knows instinctively what Classical Music is. Everyone determines for himself which titles belong to it and which do not. And if none of them can really communicate what Classical Music actually is and which titles belong to it in his or her opinion, my two websites do not bring any added value for Classical Music connoisseurs. And they are not supposed to.


Please help me to set up a counterpart to the many pedagogically different CD options on the internet to introduce children to Classical Music, who after a first listening to highly demanding works and randomly selected pieces turn their backs on Classical Music forever. From my website Klassik Top 100 the further way is later absolutely easy: You stay with the enjoyment of the 300 works, you continue on this path, that is listening only to "Popular Classical Music" with concerts of André Rieu (... if you can't stand André Rieu, please click here) or you listen now and then to the program "WDR 4 Klassik Populär" (... three hours a week, and you don't have to speak German, just scroll on this page a little). Alternatively, a future Classical Music fan then tries out how more of Bach, Beethoven, Handel or Mozart sounds. Or finally, you actually devote yourself to the highlights of Classical Music in general: masterpieces like Bach's St. Matthew Passion or Handel's Messiah and so many more are then "open for exploration".


You – pedagogues, educators, teachers and music teachers – are also so important to me and my mission because you come into contact with the next generation of students again and again each year, while parents and grandparents can only communicate their "entry help" a few times. In addition, you always address many students "in one go", not just individual interested kids. For your commitment I thank you very much ... and please forgive my pedagogically motivated musical provocations. Click here again to go to the sister website "Classic Top 100".



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And if You Don’t Share My View at All and Still Want to Buy Your Kids a Selection of Classical Works to Listen To?


Sure, then this is also possible, and I have no fear of contact with it. So here is a small selection of offers for you, and always one or two sentences of commentary.


Of course, the first playground for this is Amazon. However, there is one problem: We get no ( ! ) commission from this seller, that’s true, but I am also kidding, of course. Like on the German market, there is a huge range of such offers available. It’s good, that you can buy many CD titles also as MP 3, which makes a test listen possible. The thing is: You actually would have to test listen to all of them, just to figure out first about the musicians’ skills, next about what actually is offered, third what fits into our maybe meanwhile common philosophy and finally, I already have done all that for you meanwhile.


Maestro Classics is our number one suggestion, when it comes to Classical Music with stories around: "Peter and the Wolf", "My Name is Handel", "Carnival of the Animals" and the "Story of Swan Lake" are some options. No, we get no commission from this publisher as well, and yes, you can test listen. So check out if you like this in addition to my program, which is “just the music” regarding Popular Classical Works.


The Met Opera Shop offers a few CDs for children. The problem is, you can’t test listen and so you buy "the cat in the bag".


Rainbow Resource is a rewarding website for reading, and they offer several CDs which seem to come with a narrated story. However, it’s a pity, that you can’t test listen.


So the overall research leads to my opinion, that there is no reason, not to decide for a small summary of CDs, which I suggested. Right, with your purchase of one of these CDs, "Bach 4 You", the shop in the "Classical Music for Children and Beginners Mission" does get a small commission. But that doesn’t make your buy more expensive. Plus, you actually know what you will get – matching my philosophy – and I checked on the quality of all 250 offers on the (German) market. When it comes to “Classical Music only” offers, it does not play a role, that they are in German. One problem was, to check on the whole market, and it was like doing magic with keywords. After finding all these 250 CDs and CD collections, it was necessary to test listen to all. And with the result, you can decide today (… right, or tomorrow or when ever …) whether you want to start with a small budget or get the most Classic for your money. Without any detours you get to the Classical Music CDs for Babies, Children, and Beginners with just one click here.



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Classical Music for Children Is Classical Music for Beginners: My “Instruction Manual” to 300 Popular Classical Works on YouTube for You


A little "operating instructions" for you: about the now coming long list of music titles. The boxes in three colors ( ■   ) in front of the title inform which pieces should better be avoided at a very first contact with Classical Music, because they don't belong to my top favorites of Popular Classical Music ... because they are too long, because the known part doesn't "come" immediately or because of some more criteria. The gray boxes mark the pieces that are better left to wait a bit at the very beginning, simply because there are better ones. The pieces with green square are perfect, the ones with red squares necessarily explore only in the last round. Running time, link and name at the beginning are clear, remains the indication " > 0:23 " for some pieces: It indicates after how many seconds the known part of the melody begins, if that is not at the very beginning of the piece. The asterisks ( * + ** + *** ) tell you, how far I dare to go "on the slippery slope" with my classification of a piece: One asterisk stands for a little, three for "in the middle of the lake".


DCM designates "Definitely Classical Music" and with these pieces you will definitely not fail a class test. The exception: An arch-conservative classical music fan as teacher asks very "tricky". Kids, clarify what makes him or her "means", pay attention if he or she asks about the epoch ( ! )  of classical music and maybe read up on it here. Finally: I stretch the term "classical" very far. Also some Young Classical Music pieces is to be found in this list, that are pieces of Webber, Morricone and further experts. Read, as a conservative and especially as a very conservative Classical Music fan, here to my philosophy. Only a few times I present you also an additional alternative: This is very rarely, then, when I could not decide. Or when I found both versions so well suited to each other that I did not want to delete either of them. Presented by a philharmonic orchestra and in another form, it becomes clear why. Some examples prove this. Also, the radio station WDR in Cologne, Germany (... Westdeutscher Rundfunk) ... with its program WDR Klassik Populär. This offer, three hours per week, confirms by their selection of similar played works, that I am not "completely alone in the world with it". So kids and beginners: have fun! And dear Classical Music experts: my request for indulgence. With a smile. And finally: If you don't like André Rieu, well ... not at all ... please don't click away completely, but here. Please.



You will get to the 300 Popular Classical Music hits to listen to after the next but one section.


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Now at the very end: Again I have concerns and want that really not a single student brings home a D or even an F "because of my website". So ... if the works of Strauss (... Son or II ), more precisely his waltzes ... or the ballet works of Tchaikovsky ... are not Classical Music on the justification that they were composed for entertainment, then this applies – actually – also to the waltzes of other composers, then this applies to obviously for entertainment of all works, which have something entertaining in the title. And there are really many other pieces that we would have to "degrade". Now it shakes even me! And I am tinkering – after the editorial deadline ... that's what they call changes among writers, when everything is actually already defined as finished – another category for you: DCM plus a small " ⚠ ": With this provocative addition, you'll pass even the nastiest test. And you'll be able to remember it quite well after such, my brain acrobatics. Especially good luck with a teacher for whom you need these little "apps":


Consequently, Not According to the Alphabet: My Classic Top 300 ... Is Called “Classic Top 100”


Why? Because I'm always fooling around. Plus, you can find me better in the depths of the internet. By the way, if you prefer this, my "Classical Music Top 100 / Classical Music Top 300" in alphabetical order, please click here. And one more very important note for very conservative Classical Music fans stopping by: This list below also lists very borderline titles. If every music fan is defining what is Classical Music for them ... then I would like to do so, too. Feel free to explain that to your kids.



   Händel   Ankunft der Königin von Saba (Arrival of the Queen of Saba)  3:08   DCM


   Bach   Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 (Brandeburg Concerts)  2:50     DCM


   Chabrier   Espana (Rhapsodie für Orchester)  (Rhapsody for Orchestra) 6:25   DCM          > 0:23


   Charpentier   Te Deum   2:02   DCM


   Steffe   Battle Hymne of the Republic   5:18          > 0:30


   Sousa   The Liberty Bell March   3:49   DCM


   Tschaikowski   Der Chinesische Tanz (Der Nussknacker) (The Chinese Dance)  1:34   DCM  


   Williams   Jurassic Park Main Theme*   3:27          > 1:10  


   Zimmer   Der König der Löwen* (Lion King)  4:04 


    Grieg   Morgenstimmung (Peer Gynt Suite)   3:53   DCM


   Morricone   Gabriel's Oboe*   3:46


   Sousa   The Stars and Stripes Forever   3:29    DCM


   Steiner   Vom Winde verweht (Tara’s Theme)* (Gone With the Wind)  4:22          > 0:18


   Tschaikowski   Tanz der Rohrflöten (Der Nussknacker) (Reed Flute Dance)   2:41   DC 


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube)  8:13   DC 


   Tschaikowski   Marsch der Zinnsoldaten (Der Nussknacker) (March of the Tin Soldiers)  2:39   DC 


   Verdi   Libiamo (Oper "La Triviata")   4:05   DC 


   Strauss (Richard)   Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus, Spoke Zarathustra)  1:42   DCM         > 0:14


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood)  7:17   DCM           > 0:53


   Vangelis   Conquest of Paradise*   4:40          > 1:01


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Die Fledermaus Ouvertüre (Operette) (The Bat)  9:19


   Velazquez   Besame Mucho*   3:58


    Arnold   Independence Day* * *   6:12


   Verdi   Marcia Trionfale (Oper "Aida")   1:43   DC 


■   Vivaldi   Herbst (Die vier Jahreszeiten) (Fall; The Four Seasons)  11:12   DCM


   Unbekannter Komponist   Greensleeves   3:20


   Tschaikowski   Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 (Piano Concert No. 1)   21:06   DCM


   Vivaldi   Gloria in Excelsis Deo   2:52   DCM


   Ulvaeus / Andersson   Fernando* * *   4:06


   Wagner   Ritt der Wallküren (Oper) (Ride of the Valkyries)  5:05   DCM  


   Tschaikowski   Tanz der Zuckerfee (Der Nussknacker) (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; The Nutcracker)  21:34   DCM  


   Waldteufel   Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer (The Skater's Waltz)  6:13   DCM            > 0:38


   Ward   America the Beautiful   3:09


   Warren   That’s Amore* * *   3:09          > 0:22


   Vivaldi   Frühling (Die 4 Jahreszeiten) (Spring; The Four Seasons)  11:02   DCM


   Watson   Auld Lang Syne   3:56


   Tschaikowski   Eugene Onegin Polonaise   4:45   DCM          > 0:25


   Weiss   What a Wonderful World* * *   2:30


   Williams   E.T.*   3:46


   Bach   Prelude in C-Dur (Wohltemperierte Klavier) (Prelude in C Major, The Well-Tempered Piano)  2:14     DCM


   Beethoven   5. Sinfonie  (Symphony No. 5) 7:04   DCM


   Eisler   Auferstanden aus Ruinen (DDR-Nationalhymne) (Risen From Ruins; Eastern Germany Natl.Anth.)   2:53           > 0:16


   Abreu   Tico Tico*   4:21


   Bernstein (Leonhard)   America (West Side Story)   3:02          > 1:01


   Weber   Jägerchor: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden (Oper "Der Freischütz") (Hunters Choir)  2:34   DC 


   Brahms   Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 5 (Hungarian Dance)  2:31   DCM  


   Dvořák   Sinfonie Nr. 9 (Aus der Neuen Welt) (Symphony Nr. 9; From The New World)  2:46     DCM


   Verdi   Aida Gloria all'Egitto Triumph-Marsch (Oper "Aida")   12:04   DCM  


   Brahms   Walzer in As-Dur (Waltz in A Major)  1:42   DC 


   Britain   Amazing Grace   4:43          > 0:20


   Elgar   Pomp and Circumstance March Nr. 1   6:11


   Bummerl   Der Klarinetten-Muckl* * *    2:36          > 0:20


   Burns   Auld Lang Syne*   2:43


   Haydn   Lied der Deutschen (Deutsche Nationalhymne) (Song of the Germans; German National Anthem)  1:15   DCM


   Clarke   Trumpet Voluntary   3:08   DCM


   Bach / Gounod   Ave Maria   (... also check Schubert)   3:00   DCM


   Bizet   Perlenfischer-Arie (Oper) (Pearl Fishers Aria)  3:56   DC 


   Chopin   Tristesse   4:11   DCM


   Claydermann   Ballade Pour Adeline*   3:07


   Webber   Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life)   5:09


   Cohen (Leonard)   Halellujah   3:45


   Cohen (Samuel)   Hatikvah (Israelische  Nationalhymne) (National Anthem of Israel)  2:20


   Verdi   La Donna è Mobile   2:34   DCM


   Schubert   Militär-Marsch (Military March)   5:30   DCM


   Tschaikowski   Tanz der jungen Schwäne (Schwanensee) (Dance of the Young Swans; Swan Lake)   3:26   DC 


    Vivaldi   Konzert für Mandoline (Concert for Mandolin)  9:23   DCM


   Webber   Memory (Cats)   4:29


   Copland   Fanfare for the Common Man   4:16          > 0:52


   Fauré   Pavane  7:04   DCM


   Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue   16:26   DCM


   Delibes   Lakmé, Duo des Fleur   4:50   DCM


   Denza   Funiculi Funicula   3:29


   Di Capua   Vieni Sul Mar* * *   3:25


   Dostal   Fliegermarsch (Aviators March)   3:13


   Dumont   Non, je ne regrette rien* * *   2:22


   Dvořák   Poco lento (Humoresken)     3:41     DCM


   Edward   When You Wish Upon a Star (Walt Disney Intro)*   0:45


   Bach   Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 (Brandenburg Concert No. 3)  11:42   DCM


   Elfman   Mission Impossible*   3:27


   Last   Morgens um 7 ist die Welt noch in Ordnung (All Is Still Right With the World At 7 in the Morning)   4:16


   Copland   Hoe-Down From Rodeo*   3:43          >  0:55


   Elgar   God Save the King (Britische Nationalhymne)   2:19          > 0:40


   Ellington   Take the A Train   3:13          > 0:18


   Faltermeyer   Axel F*   2:59


   Liszt   La Campanella   5:07   DCM          > 0:16


   Fauré   Sicilienne (Pelléas et Mélisande; Oper)   3:30   DCM  


   Francois / Revaux / Thilbaut   I Did It My Way* * *   5:29


   Freed   Singing in the Rain* * *   3:46


   Bach   Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren (Praise the Lord, The Mighty King of Glory)   2:49   DCM


   Loewe   I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)*   3:00          > 0:22


   Fucik   Entry of the Gladiators   3:53


   Bach   Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)  3:07   DCM


   Garfunkel   The Sounds of Silence*   4:35


   Gershwin   Summertime*   3:43


   Jarre   Oxygen Part4*   4:27          > 0:25


   Mozart   Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Die Zauberflöte) (A Girl or a Female)   3:06   DC 


   Gounod   Faust-Walzer / Margarethe-Walzer (Faust Waltz / Margarethe Waltz)   5:24   DCM           > 0:20


   Bizet   Habanera (Oper Carmen; Alternative)   5:28   DC 


   Grieg   In der Halle des Bergkönigs (Peer Gynt Suite) (In The Hall of the Mountain King)  2:33    DCM


   Bernstein (Elmer)   The Ten Commandments    4:47          > 0:25


   Hammer   Crocett's Theme (Miami Vice)*   5:52


   Bach  Badinerie   1:25   DCM


   Hanson   Symphony No. 2 “The Romantic"   2:49


   Mozart   Figaro Cavatina (Oper)   4:51   DCM  


   Haydn   Konzert für Trompete und Orchester (Concert for Trumpet and Orchestra)  15:56   DCM


   Holzmann   Blaze Away   2:21


   Jackson   Heal the World* * *   5:31


   Bach   Suite Nr. 2: Rondeau (Ouvertüre)   1:34   DCM


   Jackson / Richie   U.S.A. For Africa (We Are The World)* * *   7:11


   Jarre   Doktor Schiwago   3:27


   Jarre   Oxygen Part 2*   7:52         > 1:48


   Horner   My Heart Will Go On* * *   3:46


   Jenkins   Adiemus*   4:00          > 0.27


   Lara   Granada   5:18   DCM          > 2:05


   John   Goodbye England's Rose* * *   3:57


   Händel   Wassermusik Suite Nr. 2: Allegro (Water Music Suite Nr. 2: Allegro)  9:43   DCM


   Johnston   Amazing Grace*   4:01


   Kálmán   Tanzen möcht' ich (Die Csárdásfürstin; Operette) (I Want to Dance; The Csárdás Princess; Operetta)  3:34


   Kersten   Bummelpetrus* * * (Stroll Peter)  5:34


   Lai   Where Do I Begin?   3:34


   Lennon / McCartney   Yesterday* * *  2:05


   Joplin   The Entertainer*   3:19


   Last   Der einsame Hirte* (The Lonely Shapard)  5:39          >  0:21


   Haydn   Konzert für Trompete und Streicher: Finale (Concert for Trumpet and Strings: Finale)  4:36   DCM


   Morricone   Gabriel's Oboe*   3:46


   Faltermeyer   Top Gun Opening Theme*   2:39


   Lauder   Scotland the Brave   5:41


   Bach   Menuett in G-Dur (Menuet in G Major)   1:40    DCM


   Lehár   Ballsirenen-Walzer (Ball Sirnes Waltz)  6:51   DCM          > 1:20


   Delibes   Coppélia-Walzer (Ballett)   2:27   DC 


   Lehár   Lippen schweigen (Die lustige Witwe)* (Lips Are Silent; The Merry Widow)  5:06          > 0:35


   Morricone   Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod* (Once Upon a Time in the West)  3:51


   Mozart   Mondscheinsonate (Moon Shine Sonata)  4:07   DCM


   Beethoven   9. Sinfonie: Ode an die Freude (Alternative: Flashmob) (Symphony No. 9, Ode To Joy)  6:31   DCM          > 0:34


   Lennon   Imagine* * *   3:14


   Bach   Cellosuite   3:16   DCM


   Lennon / McCartney   Let It Be* * *   4:03


   Liszt   Liebestraum Nr. 3 (Love Dream No. 3)  3:57   DCM


   Livingston   Que Sera Sera* * *   2:40


   Brahms   Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 1 (Hungarian Dance No. 1)    3:46   DCM  


   Loewe   My Fair Lady   3:00


   Lotzing   Holzschuhtanz (Zar und Zimmermann) (Wooden Shoe Dance; Tsar and Carpenter)  4:02


   Haydn   Serenade from Strings   4:35   DCM


   Loveland   You Raise Me Up*   4:37


   Macklemore   Glorious*   3:20


   Mozart   Ouvertüre Figaros Hochzeit (Oper) (Overture of Figaro's Wedding)  4:13   DC 


   Mancini   The Pink Panther*   2:38


   Léhar   Ballsirenen-Walzer (Die lustige Witwe; Operette)* (Ball Sirenes Waltz; The Merry Widow))  5:10


   McCartney   Woman* * *   3:53


   May   Who Wants to Live Forever?*   4:11          >  0:41


   Mendelssohn Bartholdy   Hochzeitsmarsch (Wedding March)  2:08   DCM


   Alexandro   Russische Nationalhymne (Russian National Anthem)  3:32


   Bizet   Ouvertüre / Los Toreadors (Carmen)   2:20   DCM  


   Anderson   The Typewriter*   2:20


   Brahms   Walzer in As-Dur (Waltz in As Major)  1:42   DCM  


   Berlin   God Bless America   2:37          > 0:32


■   Arnaud   Bugler’s Dream Olympic Fanfare*   4:22


   Beethoven   9. Sinfonie: Ode an die Freude (Symphony No. 9; Ode to Joy)  4:19   DCM          > 0:35


    Arne   Rule, Britannia!   2:16


   Frühbeis   Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier* * * (Farewell My Little Guard Officer)   3:06


    Arlen   Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)* * *   2:42


    Arlen   Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Alternative)* * * 5:11          > 1:05


   Beethoven   Für Elise (For Elise)  2:55   DC 


   Mozart   Sonate für Klavier Nr. 11 (Sonata for Piano Nr. 11)   14:30   DCM


   Morricone   La Califfa*   2:40


   Suppé   Die schöne Galathée: Ouvertüre (Operette) (The Beautiful Galathée Overture, Operetta)  7:45   DCM  


   Puccini   Nessun Dorma   4:17   DCM          > 1:11


   Mussorgski   Bilder einer Ausstellung: Promenade (Pictures of an Exhibition: Promenade)  1:39    DCM


   Nathanson   Nava Hagila* * *   2:12


   Newman   Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare   0:31


   North   Unchained Melody (Ghost)* * *   4:18


   Novaro   Fratelli d‘Italia (Italienische Nationalhymne) (Italian National Anthem)  1:57   DCM          > 0:24


   Offenbach   Barcarolle   3:47   DCM          > 1:00


   Rossini   Figaro Cavatina   4:51   DCM


   Tschaikowski   Blumenwalzer (Der Nussknacker) (Flower Waltz)   7:56   DCM  


   Orff   O Fortuna   3:38     DCM


   Ortelli   La Montanara* * *   3:49


   Pachelbel   Kanon in D-Dur (Canon in A Major)  3:13   DCM


   Parks   Somethin' Stupid* * *   3:20


   Mozart   Serenade Nr. 13  (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) (Serenade Nr. 13; A Little Night Music)  5:58   DCM


   Ponchielli   Tanz der Stunden (La Gioconda) (Dance of the Hours)  9:32          > 2:02


   Parton   I Will Always Love You* * *   4:34


   Mozart   Romanze, Andante (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) (A Little Night Music)  5:33   DCM


   Poulenc   Tango   1:47


   Pourcel   I Will Follow Him*   5:19          > 1:20


   Presley   Can't Help Falling In Love With You* * *  2:49


   Prokofjew   Peter-und-der-Wolf-Marsch (Peter and the Wolf March)  4:10   DCM  


   McCartney   Yesterday* * *   2:32          > 0:26


   Puccini   O Mio Babbino Caro   5:31   DCM          >  0:38


   Rachmaninoff   Rhapsody on a Theme Of Paganini   2:46   DCM


   Rubinstein   Melodie in F-Dur (Alternative, 1964 modern)   5:35


   Beethoven   Mondschein-Sonate (Moonshine Serenade)  16:08    DCM


   Richie   Three Times a Lady* * *   3:24


   Rimski-Korsakow   Hummelflug (Flight of the Bumble Bee)  1:10   DCM


   Rodgers   You’ll Never Walk Alone*   5:01


   Webber   Phantom der Oper Theme Song (Phantom of the Opera, Theme Song)  3:31


   Beethoven   6. Sinfonie: Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande    11:34    DCM


   Rodrigo   Concierto de Aranjuez   3:57   DCM


   Roever   Highland Cathedral   4:33


   Sousa   The Washington Post March   2:37    DCM


   Di Capua   O Sole Mio* * *   3:13


   Bach   Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep Can Safely Graze)  4:00   DCM


   Rosso   Il Silenzio*   4:05


   Rotas   The Godfather* * *   3:29


   Rubinstein   Melodie in F-Dur (Melody in F Major)  4:01


   Williams   Star Wars Main Theme*   5:51


   Webber   Amigos Para Siempre ( Alternative)   4:30


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn / II)   Du-und-Du-Walzer (You and You Waltz)  5:08   DCM  


   Mercury   Bohemian Rhapsody   5:49


   Sanderson   Hail to the Chief   1:40          > 0:09


   Waldteufel   Estudiantina (Walzer)   6:49   DCM  


   Saint-Saëns   Der Schwan (Der Karneval der Tiere) (The Swan, Carnival of the Animals)  3:41  DCM  


   Karas   Der dritte Mann* * * (The Third Man)  4:33


   Khatschaturjan   Säbeltanz (Saber Dance)  2:35   DCM  


   Mozart   Rondo: Allegro (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)   6:22   DCM


   Saint-Saëns   Gymnopédie Nr. 1   4:04   DCM


   Schönberg   On My Own (Les Misérables)*  3:39


   Tschaikowski   Russischer Tanz (Der Nussknacker) (Russian Dance; The Nutcracker)  1:17   DCM  


   Schmidt   Tiritomba   2:50


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Schatzwalzer (Der Zigeunerbaron) (Treasure Waltz; The Gipsy Baron)  7:57   DC           > 1:05


   Schubert   Ave Maria ( 2 ... see also Bach / Gounod)   5:27   DCM          > 0:43


   Schubert   Forellenquintett (Trout Quintett)  7:30   DCM


■■ !   Serra   Der Diva-Tanz (Das fünfte Element)* * * * * * * * * * * * * (Diva Dance; The 5th Element)    4:59


   Sherman   Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)*   2:46


   Mozart   Konzert für Horn und Orchester Nr. 4   4:07   DCM


   Sherman Brothers   Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)*   3:32


   Tschaikowski   Pas de Deux (Der Nussknacker)   5:03   DCM  


   Shostakovitsch   Walzer Nr. 2 (Waltz No. 2)   4:09   DC 


   Rossini   Wilhelm Tell Ouvertüre Finale   3:25   DC 


   Silvestri   Back to the Future Main Theme* * *   3:15


   Wagner   Steuermann, lass die Wacht (Oper "Der fliegende Holländer") (Helmsman, Let the Watch)  2:59   DCM  


   Webber   Phantom der Oper Theme Song  (Phantom of the Opera) (Alternative) 6:35


   Simon   Bridge Over Troubled Water* * *   4:53


   Last   Traumschiff-Melodie* (German Love Boat Melody)  2:38


   Sinatra   My Way* * *   4:36


   Smetana   Die Moldau (The Moldova)  3:05   DCM


   Smith   The Star Spangled Banner (Nationalhymne USA)   1:52


   Rosas   Sobre las Olas   6:01          >  0:41


   Rossini   Largo al factotum (Der Barbier von Sevilla; Oper) 1:58


   Mercury   Barcelona   5:51


   Mozart   40. Sinfonie   3:06   DCM


   Tschaikowski   Schwanensee-Suite (Ballett) (Swanlake Suite, Ballet)   23:23   DCM  


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Annen-Polka   2:49   DC 


   Bach / Gounod   Ave Maria (Alternative)   5:49   DCM          > 0:17


   Mozart   Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music)  5:18   DCM


   Delibes   Pizzicato   2:41   DCM          > 0:18


   Bach   Cembalokonzert in d-Moll Nr. 1 (Cembalo Concert in D Minor No. 1)  7:27   DCM


   Händel   Ouvertüre Feuerwerksmusik (Fire Work Music Overture)  12:53  DCM


   Bellamy   Take a Bow* * *   4:35


   Benatzky   Im Weißen Rössl am Wolfgangsee* * * (The White Horse on the Wolfgang Lake)   1:30


   Chopin   Polonaise   9:38   DCM


   Berlioz   La Marseillaise (Französische Nationalhymne)   4:13


   Bernstein (Elmer)   The Magnificent Seven Main Theme   3:35


   Binge   Elisabeth-Serenade   3:28   DCM


   Lehár   Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Das Land des Lächelns) (Yours Is All My Heart; Land of the Smile)   3:34          > 0:25


   Morricone   Spiel mit das Lied vom Tod* (Alternative) (Once Upon a Time In The West)  3:04


   North   Unchained Melody  (Ghost; Alternative)   3:37


   Bach   Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring)  3:07   DCM


   Jenkins   Palladio   3:55          > 0:20


   Livingston   Que Sera Sera* * * (Alternative)   2:06


 !   Bach   Toccata und Fuge in d-Moll   9:20  DCM


   Mouret   Rondeau (Symphonie de Fanfares)   2:21


   Mancini   Moon River*   2:44


   Brahms   Guten Abend, gut' Nacht (Good Evening, Good Night)  3:01   DCM  


   Bacharach / Sager   That’s What Friends Are For* * *   3:58


   Modugno   Volare   4:17


   Bizet   Habanera (Oper Carmen)   3:19   DCM  


   Boccherini   Minuetto   3:34   DCM


   Borodin   Fürst Igor: Polowetzer Tanz Nr. 17 (Oper) (Prince Igor, Polowetz Dance No. 17; Opera)  3:45   DCM  


   Bach   Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake)  4:00   DCM


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer (Voices of Sping Waltz)  5:34   DCM  


   Schubert   Von fremden Ländern und Menschen ( Kinderszenen) (About Foreign Countries and People)  1:41   DCM


   Beethoven   9. Sinfonie: Choral   11:41   DCM


   Ulvaeus / Andersson   Fernando (Alternative)   4:554:55


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)  11:55   DCM  


   Vangelis   Chariots of Fire*   7:14          > 0:35


   Händel   Trompeten-Konzert in D-Dur (Trumpet Concert in D Major)   9:58   DCM


   Rossini   Die diebische Elster (Ouvertüre) (The Thieving Magpie Overture)   9:38   DCM           > 0:17


   Verdi   Nabucco   1:57   DCM


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Stories From the Vienna Forrest)  7:49   DCM           > 0:17


    Bach   Air   4:54   DCM


   Webber   Think Of Me (Phantom der Oper)   4:50


   Mozart   Rondo Alla Turca   3:48   DCM


   Strauss (Johann, Vater)   Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka   2:41   DCM  


    Strauss (Johann, Vater)   Radetzky-Marsch   3:17   DCM  


   Mozart   Klavierkonzert Nr. 21 (Piano Concert)  6:41   DCM


   Suppé   Light Cavalry Ouvertüre   6:51   DCM          > 2:22 ! ! !


   Pourcel   I Will Follow Him* (Alternative)   4:18


   Teike   Alte Kameraden (Old Comrades)  4:31


   Joplin   Maple Leaf Rag*   2:45


    Bach   Air (Alternative)   3:36   DCM


   Böttcher   Winnetou (... is the most famous "Native American in Germany", LOL)  3:20          > 0:18


   Tranlateur / Habisch   Sportpalast-Walzer (Sports Palace Waltz)  7:15   DCM  


   Webber   Don’t Cry For Me Argentina*   6:17          > 2:28 ! ! !


   Händel   Hallelujah   4:06   DCM


   Haydn   Konzert für Trompete und Orchester (Concert for Trumpet and Orchestra)  15:56  DCM


   Bach  Badinerie   1:25   DCM


   Rodgers   You’ll Never Walk Alone* (Alternative)   4:15


   Mozart   Klavier-Sonate Nr. 16 (Piano Sonata No. 16)  3:32   DCM


   Fucik   Entry March   0:56


   Mozart   Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Die Zauberflöte) (I Am the Bird Catcher; The Magical Flute)  2:33   DCM  


   Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue   16:26   DCM


   Trenet   La mer* * *   4:12


   Silvestri   Forrest Gump Soundtrack*   8:50


   Tschaikowski   Flieger-Marsch (Aviators March)  2:56   DCM


   Ravel   Boléro   6:56   DCM


   Wagner   Brautchor (Lohengrin) (Bridal Choir) 2:16 DCM


   Tschaikowski   1812 Ouvertüre   4:11   DCM


   Vivaldi   Konzert für zwei Trompeten in C-Dur (Concert for Two Trumpets in C Major)  8:18   DCM


   Williams   Indiana Jones Main Theme*   2:25


   Strauss (Johann, Sohn)   Einzugsmarsch (Operette "Der Zigeunerbaron") (Entry March; The Gipsy Baron)  2:55   DCM  


   Offenbach   Höllen-Cancan (Hell Cancan)  2:16     DCM  


   Ulvaeus / Andersson   I Have A Dream* * *   4:21 






Classical Music on CDs for Sale: Twelve Winners in Three "Disciplines"


In which three disciplines, then? Well, that is of course Classical Music for Babies, then the category Classic for Children and finally the winners in the category Classical Music for Beginners ... although ... if you also adopt the approach of my, or rather our mission, then there is no difference at all between the Classical Works for children and the Classical Works for adult beginners. According to my definition, there are no Classical Works that are especially suitable for children. For that ... you would have to read much – actually really much – further up this page. Via the links all over this page usually take you directly to our partner music publisher, from whom we receive a small commission if you would – please – also buy there. But this does not make your purchase more expensive and helps Bach Mission and our Classical Music Mission a lot.


Classical Music for Babies CD recommendations are also very carefully categorized according to whether they are good for putting to sleep ... or for putting to sleep plus the option of offering Popular Classical Works. In this respect, it is of crucial importance whether and to what extent you want to follow our philosophy. Especially the criterion "Not suitable for beginners" refers to our "approach". An example: If a CD offers 30 wonderful titles, but only five of them are popular ones, then it gets the rating "Not suitable for beginners" in the list. However, this remark refers only to our approach, our thesis, our philosophy. This CD is then not generally unsuitable, it only "wastes" the opportunity which we see with our mission. The numbers below refer in each case to our total selection of about 300 offers. The current prices of the music publisher apply in each case, these could be higher or lower today. And S&H costs might be added.


So below they are, the winners in terms of "Classical Music for Babies, for Children and for Beginners". They are by far the best twelve CD offers among more than 300 options, which you will get to know one after the other below. Basically, there is no such thing as "Classical Music for babies", but just quiet Classical Works that are particularly suitable for when your baby is supposed to fall asleep. What might we disagree about? With whether my general approach of preferring Popular Classical Works is correct. Never mind, because we don't have to agree at all. But Popular Classical Pieces for babies are by no means bad. Important, especially in this selection for this "target group": The pieces must not be upsetting, should have the same volume and speed, and they must be sweet. And if possible, there should be no "runaway" with it, because you get it from the CD "not off". Thus, to the further short review ...  to the "winners", which are shown above. 


It's important to realize that the goal of this mission is not only to provide babies with Classical Music, but also to take advantage of them hearing the "right stuff." A real challenge is the goal of providing soothing music and Popular Classical Works at the same time. For this reason, only two "Classical Music for Babies CDs" met these criteria. Many have failed grandly. To help you out here, we've listed two more CDs for babies that offer dreamy soothing tracks, but no Popular Music. So you can switch between two offerings, one is in line with my philosophy, the other is simply beautiful Classical Music.


Classical Music for Babies 2


The number 2 wins as the first Classical Music CD for babies. It is less suitable, fitting our mission to introduce classical music, but offers eight popular, and 17 beautiful pieces. None is negative. The price? € 5,99*.


It is characterized for babies above all by the fact that no "negative" work spoils the complete playing of the CD "in one stretch". If we couldn't convince you of our philosophy in the past few minutes, you as a parent might still be on the hunt for the perfect "Classical Music for Babies CD", just with other beautiful classical music titles. Also, this offer is top with 24 cents per work*. With € 5,99* the purchase is not a big risk. You get there with a click here.



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Classical Music for Babies 7


The number 7 of 250 wins in the category "Classical Music for Babies": no "sucking" piece, but eight out of 25 popular and 17 beautiful and very beautiful pieces! Cost per work: 69 cents. Purchase price € 7.99*.


It's my absolute recommendation, if you want "The Best of Both Worlds", that is both Popular Classical Music titles, plus soothing classical music, which is not known that much. With 24 Cents per piece*, this is also the most affordable offer. Eight popular out of 25 is a moderate score – according to our project – but it's a great result. Do you want to test listen now?





Classical Music for Babies 11


The number 11. The absolute jackpot in the category "Classic for Babies": no "negative" piece, but 41 popular and 16 very beautiful pieces! Cost per piece: 58 cents*. Results in € 34,99* for ten CDs.


This CD has an even better ratio, when it comes to popular titles vs. beautiful works. None is "negative" in the sense of our philosophy, however, 16 pieces might not be enough to offer it to your baby for a long period. Plus, it's two times more expensive than the CD No. 7. And right, there are not that many CDs, which provide both categories of Classical Music for babies. Some actually are real horrible ... honestly. To the shop?




 Classical Music for Babies 24


The CD 24 of the "Classic for Babies CDs"  is an exception: no piece is popular, but 33 out of 33 are gorgeous. All in the same volume, tempo and style. € 14,99*.


This is the ultimate exception to the rule. No, absolutely no piece is "popular", but all 33 are more than beautiful. One more advantage: The whole collection as a compact work consists of music of the same volume, of the same kind of pieces and the same speed. It's all about the important detail, that none of a total of all pieces of one CD must be too loud or too fast or too thrilling, as a CD actually is a one-click-entertainment. Except, you spin the titles and leave negative works out in a collection. To the shop.



 Classical Music for Children and Starters 30


The No. 30 of the "Classic for Children CDs". Not to be confused with the similar looking CD without red dot. The affordable winner: 34 pieces, 28 popular, 6 beautiful. € 11,99*.


This could have been exactly the title for our complete mission, because it sums up everything. These three CDs bring it to the point: Many pieces are popular, so exactly in line with the philosophy, the rest is beautiful or very beautiful and none is "sucky" ... of course only in the sense of our philosophy. And then there's the work also at a reasonable 35 cents*. Here you can get to this offer in the store.





 Classical Music for Children and Starters 38


The number 38, also a winner in the "Classic for Kids Category": 13 of 15 works are popular, two are beautiful, none is goofy. For € 5.99*. At 40 cents* each, a great price.


It is the second winner in the section "Classical Music for Children". But – you already know it by now  this music is also "usable" for your baby ... of course only suitable pieces, so maybe not. The no. 38 is one of the winners in the category "single CDs". For only € 5,99* you get 15 Classical Works, twelve of them popular, three beautiful to wonderful and no "killjoy"! Perfect for classical music beginners and perfect for children. Here you get to the CD in the shop.




 Classical Music for Children and Starters 219


The no. 219 of 250 is the absolute winner in the price-performance ratio: 23 cents per work. 100 works, of which 71 are popular and are 16 beautiful. With this collection, you have many highlights as a beginner. € 19,99* for five CDs. 


It is indeed "the price wonder" among the "5 CD Boxes" and is one among the highest ratio of popular pieces. Perhaps this is because the DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON was the first Classical Music label in the world and still is today, of course. 23 cents per beautiful and popular piece* is dreamlike and with it, you certainly inspire classical music beginners, children and also classical music connoisseurs could have their joy if they want to introduce kids to this genre of music. Do you want to purchase this offer now?


 Classical Music for Children and Starters 220


The no. 220 is a top choice at 33 cents per piece. Out of 50 pieces, 34 are popular, 15 are beautiful to gorgeous. € 15.99* for three CDs is a cool buy. A "Classical Music for kids" top recommendation. 


It is exciting. This CD collection is so far down (... by number) because it does not carry the offering ".... for children" on its label. But by my philosophy you know: These Classical Hits are not only perfect for adults, but just for children, too.  With € 15.99* the offer is exactly between the "10-CD-Boxes" and the "Single-CDs". If you measure the price by the ratio of popular vs. "sucky" pieces (... of which there is only one on these CDs), the price per piece is impressive: 33 cents*. You can directly find this CD in the store with one click here.


 Classical Music for Children and Starters 222


The number 222 is therefore among the winners in the category "Classic for Children and Beginners" because only one work "does not fit". Out of 19, 14 are popular and four are beautiful. A clear buy at € 5,99* and 33 cents* each.


This CD recommendation is perfect if you prefer to buy three very affordable offers, and you are looking for a good ratio of popular, "negative" and beautiful pieces. Then this CD results in a favorable purchase price and a favorable price per work. To this CD in the shop.






 Classical Music for Children and Starters 226


The number 226 is also one of the winnersPlease do not confuse with the similar title number 30. 46 cents each work. 45 pieces, of which 25 are popular and 16 are beautiful. Only four pieces are "negative in the sense of our thesis". € 9,99*.


Although this CD contains four "negative" pieces, it is – for this price – a cool number of popular pieces and many more beautiful. This CD is also suitable if you want to take a first step into the world of Classical Music with several individual CDs. However, of all twelve CD recommendations, it is also – quite frankly – the one which I would rather not buy, despite it is one of my favorites. Regarding popular pieces, it is unfortunately not as consequent as its "sister CD", that is the one with the red dot "... for children"! Please do not confuse them. Please don't confuse them. Now to this CD in the shop?



 Classical Music for Children and Starters 247


The number 247: An ultimate offer in the subject "Classical Music for Children and also "Classic for Beginners": Twelve works, of which eleven are popular pieces, for only € 5.99*. A really good value for a first encounter.


The final low-priced single CD, if you want to compile a potpourri of offers with only one CD each. One option is with it in fact to spin the CDs and then compile your own playlist with the results. To the CD in the shop? You can get there here.


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 Classical Music for Children and Starters 250


Because I found it  this top CD collection  only at the very end of my research, it has the number 250. Here, test listening of all 170 works on all ten CDs is possible. The ultra-cool price: € 13.99* ... that's a whole eight cents* per work.


This CD collection and musical work collection is the absolute hit: This already results from the price per work: eight cents per work, this is an offer "out of this world". This recommendation is so good that you should take the time and electronically visit our partner music publisher, and test listen there.  Yes, there are a lot of works that do not fit our philosophy at all, but ... at this price. Now ... just do it. Listen to this offer with one click here. 



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