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 6 to 12, 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 especially conservative classical music fans make now – please – already a small detour via this link: The reading there is especially important for you!
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 ... 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 even a pedagogue, that is a teacher or a music teacher, then it could be your wish is 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 so easy to address children at the age of 6, cool teens and also grown-ups who could not be more different "knitted" at the same time on a website. That's why this "instruction manual" is available here in four chapters. Very quickly you can get to the 300 classical music works, namely to the 300 most popular and thus also to those classical melodies, which are exciting for all age groups, with a click here.
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 30 hits on Google and therefore 30 offerings. I don't think that they are 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 pieces of music, some of which have been and are considered by many, really many people as the most beautiful classical works in almost three hundred years. And these are people of all ages. So there are also children of your age in this collection.
There are two types of classical music: One is light, cool, and partly also known classical music. "Popular" is another word for "known". And such classical music is better to find with the keyword "popular classical" than "known classical music". And that is, second, 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 piece is popular, then children, parents and grandparents will all enjoy it. With any other classical piece, it's something completely different!
"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 I am on a "mission" ... so to speak: I would like to spread classical music in general and the knowledge about J.S. Bach and his music in particular even more in the world. And for this purpose the Internet is the right and best medium today. A medium that did not exist for many, many decades. Well, in former times.
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. 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? After all, this website here is the youngest of all.
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Hard to digest classical music. First of all, "difficult to digest" is exactly the opposite of "easily digestible". Clear so far. What is no good classical music for you is classical music, which you probably won't enjoy listening to at first. Such classical music that you do not want to listen to again. In the worst case, not only would you never want to hear this piece again, but all classical music. Never again! And that's exactly what I want to prevent. With this, my website. Hard to digest: That's when you hear a classical work and a soprano sings – or for both of us and only here – "squeaks", up the scale and down again and then up again and then down again. Or many violinists play: a melody that you can't really recognize. Or that doesn't seem beautiful either. Or a piece of music starts very slowly, very quietly, and then for many minutes just doesn't "pick up speed". Or what you hear just doesn't turn you on. It just doesn't sound cool. Or a piece of music is actually two hours long. Or... whatever. And where do you hear that? Practically everywhere where classical music is offered by chance ( ! ): on the Internet, on YouTube, on the radio, on television and at small live "concerts". Or when an author and an artist together present a book at a reading. And all this is "hard to digest"? Yes, 99 percent. How do I know? I have experienced it, found out, analyzed it, tried it again, relived it and finally I have deliberately paid attention to whether classical music that you happen to pass by – for example when zapping or on the radio – is all hard to digest. It is so! And then I asked myself why that is so.
Because classical music is offered everywhere practically only for "real" classical music fans. And that's definitely not you. You're only just beginning to get into this. But real classical music fans don't just want – and time and again –- "easily digestible classical music", because – in contrast to all classical works – there is very little of it. And that's why it's pure coincidence that somewhere where you listen to classical music, namely on YouTube, on the Internet, on television, on the radio and even in concerts, short or long ... classical music that you like. So it just doesn't fit. 99 percent of classical music is not for you at first. You get it differently from me!
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 for me? Because I was looking for these pieces of music, because I knew how to look, and where, and also, for what! And for whom. Quiet exactly, for whom! And I found such classical music pieces, which many people find cool, so the most popular classical works.There is hardly any "squealing" of top dressed ladies, one always recognizes the essential melody very quickly and the pieces are for the most part very short or at least not too long. And you've heard many of them before ... that is, if you're 12 rather than 6. They're called popular, light classical music. And that's where you should start. If you like these pieces – and they don't have to be all my suggestions at all – then you can start to meet more classical music. Maybe listen to many more pieces by Bach or by Handel, or two more works by each of 10 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 6, check out this website again when you're 12 later. Finally, there's also more "easy to digest", namely a format at "WDR 4 Klassik", which offers 3 hours a week of very special popular classical music. Popular is the crucial word in their title. And the format is called "WDR 4 Klassik Populär". Don't start with that, though, but first listen to many, many works from my "Classical Music Top 300", because it's put together even more specially for beginners and for children.
So, first of all, just click here now, and you have arrived at 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 at a time (... or also longer): and that on several days!
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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!
You could be just like me at your age. You hear a classical work here and there, think the melody is great, but you have no idea what the piece is called, who could have composed it and where and how you can listen to it again. Or where similar pieces can be discovered. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, for example, have been used in countless films and television programs. More precisely, in so many productions that it is a truly endless list. And also works by other famous classical composers are often heard in films and on television. But Shazam does not recognize such classical music and how do you get ahead now?
Not at all. Until today, that is, until my list was arranged on another of my websites. I searched for such "easily digestible" classic works using a very special system and YouTube results as well as Google results. And definitely not for "classical music for children" or "classic for children".
In general – so I think – you would hardly ever look for "classical music for children" for yourself anyway ... at 13 or 14, and certainly not older. But then what are you looking for? "The best classical works" or "the 50 most popular classical masterpieces"? Yes, that's usually what you do. I know I do. But then you find the choice of 100 classical music fans and therefore 100 different opinions.
And what these classical music fans have put together there 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 (... namely 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 composed. But not for classical music starters and not for children, not even for older children or children who are no longer children, namely young adults between 17 and 21.
Apart from that, there is, in my opinion, no such thing as "classic for children" or "classical music for children", because such classical music was never composed. And if it was, it certainly does not belong to the well-known and famous pieces. And at the end of the day, they are certainly not the ones that would eventually come to your home on a CD if you ordered such a CD. But quite different ones.
However, just click to my second website regarding 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 actually love completely different music: all the hits of the weekly Top 25 or Gaga, Swift, Bieber or Ariana Grande. Because both can be played side by side! Pop and classical music, heavy metal and classical music, in Germany so-called schlagers and classical music. Plus: If you like everything from Beethoven but nothing from Bach, then you are also on the right track.
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 enjoy 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 your very own decision!
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There is no "classical music for children" or "classic for children". That's why the potential for devastation is so great if you want to get kids excited about this music genre. Why is there no "Classical music for children" when Google lists 30 and more such results?
At first, "classical music for children" was never composed. With very few exceptions. And the same applies here: Listen to "Peter and the Wolf". Only with the story told around it does become a single really well-known piece of classical music ... somehow ... for children. But if I'm not quite up to date with the information, and there is classical music composed especially for children, then – first of all – it certainly doesn't belong to the world-famous works. And secondly ... these few works are not offered on a CD.
Now I assume that you are a fan of classical music. But of course, I also address parents who don't like classical music themselves, but who would like to see a certain enthusiasm for their offspring. So you are a classical music enthusiast? Then it is particularly important that you don't want to "sell" your favorite composer with all his works to your kids or grandchildren, but use the opportunity in the best possible way to trigger a lasting interest in this, your favorite music genre. And there is no way around a start via popular, light, cool classical music. With it, you offer the chance that kids and young people will initially find "easily digestible classical music" cool. After all, you only move on from there if you have generated lasting interest. If you don't, you wouldn't have been successful with your favorite titles by your favorite composer either. But if it does work, 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've experienced it myself. In all variations. Touching classical music is possible in six areas: On the Internet via the (usual) charts, which I reject as "classical music for children" and as "classic for beginners". Then of course on the radio, on various classical music stations. Further on television, when you "get stuck" with classical music while zapping through the channels. And then there are such mini events, like very short concerts or – as I have experienced myself – when one or three musicians acoustically accompany and enhance an event: at a book reading or at the awarding of a Federal Cross of Merit, for example. On all occasions you never listen to trivial, simple or catchy music, but always to such classical music that makes a beginner in classical music think that such classical music is not really cool. I am firmly convinced: Such experiences spoil the enthusiasm for more.
With my collection of the 250 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 one should "get to grips with the pieces". If you like these works to a very large extent, if you recognize melodies, if you enjoy what you see with them, then the path in classical music can continue from there: perhaps directly to the music that so inspires you as a father or mother or as a grandmother or grandfather. Now it may go deeper into the topic, because your son, daughter or grandchild will know the "way back", when Johann Strauss, specifically the son, with his waltzes is the greatest for you, but not for Tina, Tom and Toni.
There are also concerts by Rieu (... if you can't stand him, please click here) or the classical radio station WDR 4 with its format "WDR 4 Klassik Populär", which continues exactly where my list ends. However: You should start with my list, because here, even more importance is attached to presenting many works that are quite popular and make you want to listen to more then on WDR 4.
Please, as parents or as grandparents, remember: There is no "classical music for children" and broken is a lifelong interest in classical music at warp speed. And with my suggestions? Not at all.
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With one click here, you get there. There you have then 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. For beginners, there are far too borderline pieces on offer, and for conservative classical music fans, there are far too "shallow" and unacceptable works. 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 other playlists from last week and the week before last below ... as well.
3. It's a gigantic option if you want to put together your own playlist with the best hits of my Top 300 and other popular classical music titles. Because then there are in the Audiothek in the Media Library – 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 other 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 can be surprised now.
But wait... stop. Of course there is one very important and a few insignificant exceptions. There are a few " hair-pulling" exceptions, but one seemingly ( ! ) shining light in the "desert of classical music for children".
So first of all there is the work that is always mentioned at the beginning with "Classic for children": Peter and the Wolf by a composer who – and this is just my own opinion – only plays in the fourth league when it comes to classical music. Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. His work is a musical fairytale. Wiki tells it is one of the most played works of classical music. Well, if you count it among the 100 most famous, then that's right. Prokofiev's classical music is embedded in an audio play, and by offering it to the right age group, you can't go wrong with it with a length of about half an hour. Please go on reading ...
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Leopold Mozart once wrote a symphony for children, but who is Leopold Mozart? Well, he's 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 only read this name for the first time – when I wrote these lines – after my research. Well ... that is my "healthy half-knowledge", it's totally my fault. Looking at cute animal pictures on YouTube and listening to a classic melody that fits perfectly – but which you wouldn't identify as "for kids" if I presented it to you among several other melodies – that's okay. But without pictures ... in my opinion it "turns off" them probably off.
The gentlemen composers Mozart (... however, Leopold ... Amadé's dad ...) and on the right side, it's Saint-Saëns.
The cool exception is what the Austrian Marko Simsa offers. And he offers a lot in terms of "classical music for children". It is a true symphony of suggestions. But ... and this is the crucial point ... all masterpieces are "enriched" with spoken narrations, that is, with stories. Simsa also offers press reviews for each of his "addition of music and narrative": from qualified and competent sources and with pedagogical expertise. If you want to get your kids excited about classical music, however, please do not start with his CDs. It's different, completely different, if you follow my advice and send your offspring to my TOP 100 first. Afterwards ( ! ) the many combinations of stories ( ! ), reading aloud and mixing with classical music are ultimately super cool. If classical music interrupts a story, then it is entertainment. Then ... there is ... "classical music for children". Be sure to visit Simsa's website. He is an all-round artist in the field of classical music, and his website also has lots of audio samples (... caution, three of them are in English, you have to "dig" for these three). So, once again the order is compact: Send kids to my Classic TOP 100, tell them to listen to many pieces there, then choose Simsa offers and finally order. Have fun!
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The first option: To present fairy tales enriched with classical music and "just 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. 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 they never encounter the lesser-known pieces in both 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 someone probably copied 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 "nitpicking" (... in Germany "counting peas"): In a final pass, I again asked for advice from eight experts: Where is the border between classical and " not classical"? I was particularly interested in the waltz works of Johann Strauss ( II / Son) and the ballet works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In order to illustrate this quite exactly for students, there is therefore in my collection of the 300 popular classical works the note DCM, which I list in detail on a separate page - 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, namely mine and that of the many, many authors and publishers of classical music for children CDs as well as teachers and musicians "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 ( ! ) popular classical music pieces "woven in". And a - later once - teenager and young adult will meet them in concert, on the radio, in commercials and in movies ... in "real life" ... that is in front of the 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"!
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Another "trick" how to introduce your kids to classical music "heartily subversive". I only came up with this option after a final run in search of the perfect classical masterpieces in my mind: Throughout my life, music has always played and still plays a very important role in my career. By doing the same as my father did, since my earliest childhood. When I found the last of all 250 classical masterpieces, many compositions reminded me of stations in my whole life, of many productions in which I used classical works for setting to music. My search was "a kind of time travel". Several pieces transported me intensely into my childhood at the time of primary school. It was only very late that I noticed that my parents were already listening to popular classical music at that time – now and then – and that James Last had already given an unusually fresh interpretation of it. And that was the time when I already liked the first cool, light, popular classical pieces, which I now remember half a century later ... and still love them.
At the end a final "trick": Why don't you put together – from my library – your own collection of 100 or 150 of my suggestions and listen to them at home before your kids – via headphones, or even at a challenging volume – develop their own taste. But be careful: not for hours, not continuously, not loud, but over and over again. This will certainly also help if learning to play an instrument is planned at an early age.
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 – except for a few lullabies – nothing classical was ever composed for babies. But of course you can "stock up" minis with classical music very early in life. Playing the best, lightest, well-known melodies in the evening to help them fall asleep ... this is certainly important for the health of your dwarf 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-friendly and sleep-friendly. "Just anything" ... is a catastrophe! So you have two options: The first is, you look for "Classical Music for Babies", but you have to go through the trouble and listen to the pieces before you buy them. Or you can create your CD or playlist from my list: short pieces, lovely pieces, slow pieces, catchy pieces ... I've already prepared this for you: Prefer suggestions with the green square at the beginning of the line. From those, chose those which match the criteria in my last sentence. 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 mission, to be able to convince more people. With websites, advertisements, sending postcards and letters. 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, 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 sleep: the volumes, the tempos, the whole nature of the works. Much further down, there are round 250 suggestions for babies and for children and for beginners. that's round 500 individual CDs with roughly 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 "mission" 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 over.
Finally, here is some more reading on the subject of "Health and Classics". "The Healthy" on the Internet first. The entire reading starts with a detailed and helping article by the website The healthy.com. 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, and it seems to be an interesting reading matching my 1st recommendation above. It’s always cool, when you research for information, to 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 is not that much constructed like the other “10 Best …”. If you want "the whole nine yards”, then here you are right. Enjoy.
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Do you also guard and train such a gang of rascals? If so, I would like to inspire you with my websites regarding "Classical Music for Children" and "What is Classical Music?" as well as 250 popular classical music masterpieces and finally several websites on the star composer Johann Sebastian Bach and give you several "tools" at hand at hand, how firstly to interest these dwarfs in classic and after that you also excite them.
Right here and at the beginning in all clarity: You are very likely "light years ahead of me" in terms of classical music. Even more so, because until recently a few pieces by Bach were the only thing I could identify in classical masterpieces. And of course there is "Classical Music for Children" in the sense of productions of all kinds that bring classical music closer to children. But to distinguish this from the concern I have and want to spread, namely that there is no collection of well-known classical works composed or pedagogically compiled for children, would be too complicated, not striking enough and would not be noticed in today's entertainment offer of podcasts, TV, radio and internet programs. Therefore, here is my at least debatable thesis, "There is no classical music for children!"
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Please help me and us in our mission to accompany more kids and also more people interested in classical music. I go even further than I have already admitted above: Even if there are works on my website, which explains "classic" and "classical music", in the listing that you think are definitely not part of classical music, then "the end justifies the means"! With my asterisks ( * ), the references to undoubtedly classical music (DCM) and the information about the borderline value of each piece, everyone who is interested will be able to find out for himself or herself after a short time, which pieces of music are classical to what extent. Or maybe not!
Very close to the motto not to spoil the first contact with classical music, no interested person or even a child or a teenager will never want to enjoy classical music again, just because my collection contains borderline titles or because this interested person gets more deeply involved in this topic. So the probability that these provocative theses on my two websites will "turn off" potentially interested people forever is extremely low. Especially because both websites do not address classical music fans. This group already knows instinctively what classical music is. Everyone decides for himself which titles belong to it and which don't. And even if neither of them can really communicate what classical music actually is and which titles he or she thinks belong to it, my two websites don't 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 questionable options for introducing children to classical music, which after a first listening to highly demanding works and randomly selected pieces of classical music will turn their backs forever. From my website "Classic TOP 100", the further path is then quite easy: You stay with the enjoyment of the 250 works, you continue along this path, that is, only listening to "popular music" with concerts by André Rieu (... if you can't stand André Rieu, please click here) or listening to the program "WDR 4 Klassik Populär" now and then. Alternatively, a future classical music fan can try out how more of Bach, Beethoven, Handel or Mozart sounds. Or, in the end, one actually devotes oneself to the highlights of classical music in general: masterpieces such as the "St. Matthew Passion" or Handel's "Messiah" and so many more are then "released" for exploration.
You – pedagogues, educators, teachers and music teachers – are so important for me and my mission also because you come into contact with the next generation of students again and again every year, while parents and grandparents can only communicate their "entry help" very few times. In addition, you always address many students "in one shot", not just individual interested parties. Thank you very much for your commitment ... and please forgive me my pedagogically motivated musical provocations. Click here to visit the sister website "Classic Top 100" again.
Music Calendars Are Cool Music Gifts!
Cool for musicians, music fans, music teachers, organists and cantors: music calendars by "Bach 4 You". To the shop.
And if You Don't Share My Opinion at All, and You Really Want to Buy a Selection of Classical Works for Your Children's Ears?
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 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 a 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 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 deiced 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" 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 fining 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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Mozart T-shirts, Bach calendars, Beethoven baseball caps. Click here or on the buttons above and decide on the next website page: All calendars in European style are available in the shop "Bach 4 You". Music T-shirts are available at Spreadshirt and tons of music gifts are available at Zazzle. By the way, on Zazzle, you can also find US style music calendars, that is, calendars with a huge timetable for making notes.
Classical Music for Babies ... Is Classical Music for Children ... Is Classical Music for Beginners: 300 Works to Listen to for Free on YouTube and to Compile a Playlist ... As Well as 10 Out of 300 CDs and CD Boxes to Buy!
Here you get directly to this alphabetical compilation of the 300 titles and from there next to YouTube.
Yes, very conservative classical music connoisseurs must be brave now! Because this is the "core" of my philosophy, my thesis, my approach: No classical music was composed for children! Well, "Peter and the Wolf" indeed is a piece, "The Carnival of the Animals" too. And there is also the work of Wolferl's father, Leopold Mozart: But if you mix in Bach's "Air" or the St. Matthew Passion with a few rattling noises or birdsong, then it is not for children because of that. And so there is no classical music for babies. It is just calm, relaxing classical music, but never composed for babies. Finally, the word "children" appears in a few titles. In the "Kinderträume" ("Children's' Dreams") by Josef Rixner, for example. But that certainly does not make them "classical music for children". And that is exactly the way many, many authors and publishers choose when it comes to compiling a CD "Classical Music for Babies" or a CD "Classical Music for Children". This goes from the collection of many popular and other wonderful classical music titles to a loveless combination of partly disturbing titles, over unacceptable works to collections where one has the feeling: What was the author thinking?
So I went on a search for you. And the more I found great CDs, the more titles I found: Obviously present ones (... including by far the worst collection with the most seductive name), to really hard to find offerings because of wrong keywords, too confusing, bad, good and quite excellent options. This turned into a long, long listing that I'm happy to present to you much further down.
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Only if you come to the website of our partner music publisher via this, my website, also in the future please, then the path generates a tiny commission, which we use to be able to frank more postcards to our mission "Classics for Children", to place ads and to be able to do more things that "promote and cost money". By the way, this does not store any data from you and does not make your CDs more expensive for you. By the way, you can also find sheet music there, buy vinyl records, all other music CDs and even books. Only: Please get there by clicking here or by clicking below on the many links. By the way, you can also enjoy the vast majority of titles (... there is always about one minute to listen to on each CD) in their entirety: Near here, 300 complete works are waiting for you, namely the most popular classical music for children and at the same time the most popular classical music for beginners. Free of charge and with an accompaniment for school children and the aforementioned classical music beginners.
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A little "operating instructions" for you: to 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 the top favorites ... because they are too long, because the known part doesn't "come" immediately and 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 beginning of the piece. The asterisks ( * + ** + *** tell you, how far I am "venturing 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 don't fail a class test. Exception: An arch-conservative classical music fan as teacher asks very "tricky". Kids, clarify what makes him or her "tick", make sure he/she asks about the era of classical music, and maybe read up on it here! Finally: I stretch the term "classical" very far. Also, some young classical music 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 about my philosophy. But then there are also equally super young pieces, "ennobled" by me to classical music. Only a few times I present you also an alternative: This is very rarely 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, for example, it becomes clear, why. Many examples prove that. Also, the WDR in Cologne (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) ... with its program "WDR Klassik Populär". This offer, that is three hours every week, confirms by their selection of similar played works that I am not "all alone in the world with this". So kids and beginners: have fun! And, dear classical music experts: my request for indulgence. Finally: If you don't like André Rieu, well ... not at all ... please don't click away completely, but here. Please.
And now quite finally: Again I have concerns and want that really not a single student brings home an E or even an F "because of my website". So ... if the works of Strauss ( II / Son), more precisely his waltzes ... or the ballet works of Tchaikovsky ... are not classical music on the basis that they were composed for entertainment, then this also applies - actually - to the waltzes of other composers, then this applies to all works that have something entertaining in their title. And there are really many other pieces that we 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 one of my brain acrobatics. Much success with a teacher for whom you need these little "word apps":
Why? Because I'm always fooling around. And so that you can find me better in the depths of the internet! By the way, if you or you prefer this "Classical Top 100 / Classical Top 300" in alphabetical order, please click here.
■ Händel Ankunft der Königin von Sheba 3:08 DCM
■ Bach Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 2:50 DCM
■ Chabrier Espana (Rhapsodie für Orchester) 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) 1:34 DCM ⚠
■ Williams Jurassic Park Main Theme * 3:27 > 1:10
■ Zimmer Der König der Löwen * 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) * 4:22 > 0:18
■ Tschaikowski Tanz der Rohrflöten (Der Nussknacker) 2:41 DCM ⚠
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) An der schönen blauen Donau 8:13 DCM ⚠
■ Tschaikowski Marsch der Zinnsoldaten (Der Nussknacker) 2:39 DCM ⚠
■ Verdi Libiamo (Oper "La Triviata") 4:05 DCM ⚠
■ Strauss (Richard) Also sprach Zarathustra 1:42 DCM > 0:14
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Wiener Blut 7:17 DCM ⚠ > 0:53
■ Vangelis Conquest Of Paradise * 4:40 > 1:01
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Die Fledermaus Ouvertüre (Operette) 9:19
■ Velazquez Besame Mucho * 3:58
■ Arnold Independence Day * * * 6:12
■ Verdi Marcia Trionfale (Oper "Aida") 1:43 DCM ⚠
■ Vivaldi Herbst (Die 4 Jahreszeiten) 11:12 DCM
■ Unbekannter Komponist Greensleeves 3:20
■ Tschaikowski Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 21:06 DCM
■ Vivaldi Gloria in Excelsis Deo 2:52 DCM
■ Ulvaeus / Andersson Fernando * * * 4:06
■ Wagner Ritt der Wallküren (Oper) 5:05 DCM ⚠
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Die Fledermaus Ouvertüre (Operette) 9:19
■ Tschaikowski Tanz der Zuckerfee (Der Nussknacker) 21:34 DCM ⚠
■ Waldteufel Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer 6:13 DCM ⚠ > 0:38
■ Ward America The Beautiful 3:09
■ Warren That’s Amore * * * 3:09 > 0:22
■ Vivaldi Frühling (Die 4 Jahreszeiten) 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) 2:14 DCM
■ Beethoven 5. Sinfonie 7:04
■ Eisler Auferstanden aus Ruinen (DDR-Nationalhymne) 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") 2:34 DCM ⚠
■ Brahms Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 5 2:31 DCM ⚠
■ Dvořák Sinfonie Nr. 9 (Aus der Neuen Welt) 2:46 DCM
■ Verdi Aida Gloria all'Egitto Triumph-Marsch (Oper "Aida") 12:04 DCM ⚠
■ Brahms Walzer in A-Dur 1:42 DCM ⚠
■ 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) 1:15 DCM
■ Clarke Trumpet Voluntary 3:08 DCM
■ Bach / Gounod Ave Maria ( 1 ... siehe auch Schubert) 3:00 DCM
■ Bizet Perlenfischer-Arie (Oper) 3:56 DCM ⚠
■ 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) 2:20
■ Verdi La Donna è Mobile 2:34 DCM
■ Schubert Militär-Marsch 5:30 DCM
■ Tschaikowski Tanz der jungen Schwäne (Schwanensee) 3:26 DCM ⚠
■ Vivaldi Konzert für Mandoline 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 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 11:42 DCM
■ Elfman Mission Impossible * 3:27
■ Last Morgens um 7 ist die Welt noch in Ordnung 4:16
■ Copland Hoe-Down From Rodeo * 3:43 > 0:55
■ Elgar God Save The Queen (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 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 3:07 DCM
■ Garfunkel The Sounds Of Silence * 4:35
■ Gershwin Summertime * 3:43
■ Jarre Oxygen Part 4 * 4:27 > 0:25
■ Mozart Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Die Zauberflöte) 3:06 DCM ⚠
■ Gounod Faust-Walzer /Margarethe-Walzer 5:24 DCM ⚠ > 0:20
■ Bizet Habanera (Oper Carmen; Alternative) 5:28 DCM ⚠
■ Grieg In der Halle des Bergkönigs (Peer Gynt Suite) 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 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 9:43 DCM
■ Johnston Amazing Grace * 4:01
■ Kálmán Tanzen möcht' ich (Die Csárdásfürstin; Operette) 3:34
■ Kersten Bummelpetrus * * * 5:34
■ Lai Where Do I Begin? 3:34
■ Joplin The Entertainer * 3:19
■ Last Der einsame Hirte * 5:39 > 0:21
■ Haydn Konzert für Trompete und Streicher: 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 1:40 DCM
■ Lehár Ballsirenen-Walzer 6:51 DCM ⚠ > 1:20
■ Delibes Coppélia-Walzer (Ballett) 2:27 DCM ⚠
■ Lehár Lippen schweigen (Die lustige Witwe) * 5:06 > 0:35
■ Morricone Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod * 3:51
■ Mozart Mondscheinsonate 4:07 DCM
■ Beethoven 9. Sinfonie: Ode an die Freude (Alternative: Flashmob) 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 3:57 DCM
■ Livingston Que Sera Sera * * * 2:40
■ Brahms Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 1 3:46 DCM ⚠
■ Loewe My Fair Lady 3:00
■ Lotzing Holzschuhtanz (Zar und Zimmermann) 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) 4:13 DCM ⚠
■ Mancini The Pink Panther * 2:38
■ Léhar Ballsirenen-Walzer (Die lustige Witwe; Operette) * 5:10
■ McCartney Woman * * * 3:53
■ May Who Wants To Live Forever? * 4:11 > 0:41
■ Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochzeitsmarsch 2:08 DCM
■ Alexandro Russische Nationalhymne 3:32
■ Bizet Ouvertüre / Los Toreadors (Carmen) 2:20 DCM ⚠
■ Anderson The Typewriter * 2:20
■ Brahms Walzer in A-Dur 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 4:19 DCM > 0:35
■ Arne Rule, Britannia! 2:16
■ Frühbeis Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier * * * 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 2:55 DCM ⚠
■ Mozart Sonate für Klavier Nr. 11 14:30 DCM
■ Morricone La Califfa * 2:40
■ Suppé Die schöne Galathée: Ouvertüre (Operette) 7:45 DCM ⚠
■ Puccini Nessun Dorma 4:17 DCM > 1:11
■ Mussorgski Bilder einer Ausstellung: 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) 1:57 DCM > 0:24
■ Offenbach Barcarolle 3:47 DCM > 1:00
■ Rossini Figaro Cavatina 4:51 DCM
■ Tschaikowski Blumenwalzer (Der Nussknacker) 7:56 DCM ⚠
■ Orff O Fortuna 3:38 DCM
■ Ortelli La Montanara * * * 3:49
■ Pachelbel Kanon in D-Dur 3:13 DCM
■ Parks Somethin' Stupid * * * 3:20
■ Mozart Serenade Nr. 13 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) 5:58 DCM
■ Ponchielli Tanz der Stunden (La Gioconda) 9:32 > 2:02
■ Parton I Will Always Love You * * * 4:34
■ Mozart Romanze, Andante (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) 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 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 16:08 DCM
■ Richie Three Times A Lady * * * 3:24
■ Rimski-Korsakow Hummelflug 1:10 DCM
■ Rodgers You’ll Never Walk Alone * 5:01
■ Webber Phantom der Oper 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 4:00 DCM
■ Rosso Il Silenzio * 4:05
■ Rotas The Godfather * * * 3:29
■ Rubinstein Melodie in F-Dur 4:01
■ Williams Star Wars Main Theme * 5:51
■ Webber Amigos Para Siempre ( Alternative) 4:30
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Du-und-Du-Walzer 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) 3:41 DCM ⚠
■ Karas Der dritte Mann * * * 4:33
■ Khatschaturjan Säbeltanz 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) 1:17 DCM ⚠
■ Schmidt Tiritomba 2:50
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Schatzwalzer (Der Zigeunerbaron) 7:57 DCM ⚠ > 1:05
■ Schubert Ave Maria ( 2 ... siehe auch Bach / Gounod) 5:27 DCM > 0:43
■ Schubert Forellenquintett 7:30 DCM
■■ ! Serra Der Diva-Tanz (Das fünfte 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 4:09 DCM ⚠
■ Rossini Wilhelm Tell Ouvertüre Finale 3:25 DCM ⚠
■ Silvestri Back To The Future Main Theme * * * 3:15
■ Wagner Steuermann, lass die Wacht (Oper "Der fliegende Holländer") 2:59 DCM ⚠
■ Webber Phantom der Oper Theme Song (Alternative) 6:35
■ Simon Bridge Over Troubled Water * * * 4:53
■ Last Traumschiff-Melodie * 2:38
■ Sinatra My Way * * * 4:36
■ Smetana Die Moldau 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) 23:23 DCM ⚠
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Annen-Polka 2:49 DCM ⚠
■ Bach / Gounod Ave Maria (Alternative) 5:49 DCM > 0:17
■ Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik 5:18 DCM
■ Delibes Pizzicato 2:41 DCM > 0:18
■ Bach Cembalokonzert in d-Moll Nr. 1 7:27 DCM
■ Beethoven Klaviersonate Nr. 8: Pathétique 3:21 DCM
■ Händel Ouvertüre Feuerwerksmusik 12:53 DCM
■ Bellamy Take A Bow * * * 4:35
■ Benatzky Im Weißen Rössl am Wolfgangsee * * * 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) * 3:34 > 0:25
■ Morricone Spiel mit das Lied vom Tod * (Alternative) 3:04
■ Bach Jesus bleibet meine Freude 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 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) 3:45 DCM ⚠
■ Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme 4:00 DCM
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer 5:34 DCM ⚠
■ Schubert Von fremden Ländern und Menschen ( Kinderszenen) 1:41 DCM
■ Beethoven 9. Sinfonie: Choral 11:41 DCM
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Kaiser-Walzer 11:55 DCM ⚠
■ Vangelis Chariots Of Fire * 7:14 > 0:35
■ Händel Trompeten-Konzert in D-Dur 9:58 DCM
■ Rossini Die diebische Elster (Ouvertüre) 9:38 DCM ⚠ > 0:17
■ Verdi Nabucco 1:57 DCM
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald 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 6:41 DCM
■ Suppé Light Cavalry Ouvertüre 6:51 DCM > 2:22 ! ! !
■ Pourcel I Will Follow Him * (Alternative) 4:18
■ Teike Alte Kameraden 4:31
■ Joplin Maple Leaf Rag * 2:45
■ Bach Air (Alternative) 3:36 DCM
■ Böttcher Winnetou 3:20 > 0:18
■ Tranlateur / Habisch Sportpalast-Walzer 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 15:56 DCM
■ Bach Badinerie 1:25 DCM
■ Rodgers You’ll Never Walk Alone * (Alternative) 4:15
■ Mozart Klavier-Sonate Nr. 16 3:32 DCM
■ Fucik Entry March 0:56
■ Mozart Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Die Zauberflöte) 2:33 DCM ⚠
■ Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 16:26 DCM
■ Trenet La mer * * * 4:12
■ Silvestri Forrest Gump Soundtrack * 8:50
■ Tschaikowski Flieger-Marsch 2:56 DCM
■ Ravel Boléro 6:56 DCM
■ Wagner Brautchor (Lohengrin) 2:16 DCM
■ Tschaikowski 1812 Ouvertüre 4:11 DCM
■ Vivaldi Konzert für 2 Trompeten in C-Dur 8:18 DCM
■ Williams Indiana Jones Main Theme * 2:25
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Einzugsmarsch (Operette "Der Zigeunerbaron") 2:55 DCM ⚠
■ Offenbach Höllen-Cancan 2:16 DCM ⚠
■ Ulvaeus / Andersson I Have A Dream * * * 4:21
Classical Music on CDs for Sale: 12 Winners in Three “Disciplines"
In which three disciplines, then? Well, that is, of course, "Classical music for babies", then the category "Classical music 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 a lot - a lot, actually - further up this page. 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 our two "Bach" and "Classical" missions 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 subscribe to our philosophy. Especially, the criterion "Not suitable for beginners" refers to our "approach". An example: If a CD offers 30 beautiful 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 chance we see with our mission. The numbers below each refer 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. Plus, S & H adds.
So below they are, the winners in terms of "Classical Music for Babies, for Children and for Beginners". They are by far the best 12 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", just quiet classical works that are particularly suitable for when your baby falls 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 tempos, 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 is important, that you realize - again - that the goal of that mission is, not only to supply babies with classical music, but to take advantage, that they listen to the "real stuff". A real challenge is the goal, to provide calming music plus popular classical works at the same time. For this reason, only two "Classic for Babies CDs" met these criteria. Many failed dramatically. To help you here further, we also listed two more CDs for babies, which offer dreamlike soothing titles, but they don't offer popular music. So you might want to switch between two offers, one meets my philosophy, the other is just 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 8 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.
Classical Music for Babies 7
The number 7 von 250 wins in the category "Classical Music for Babies": no "sucking" piece, but 14 out of 16 popular and 2 more beautiful pieces! Cost per piece: 69 cents. Purchase price € 6.99*.
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. 8 popular out of 25 is a moderate result - 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 "Classics for Babies": no "negative" piece, but 41 popular and 116 very beautiful pieces! Cost per piece: 22 cents*. Results in € 34,99* for 10 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 three 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 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 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 38 is one of the winners in the category "single CD". For only € 5,99 you get 15 classical works, 12 of them popular, 3 beautiful to wonderful and no "spoilsport"! 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 CD. 100 works, of which 71 popular and 16 beautiful. With this collection, you have many highlights at the beginning. € 19,99* for 5 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 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 3 CDs is a cool buy. A "classical music for kids" top recommendation. Read more below.
It is exciting. This CD collection is so far down (... by number) because it does not carry the offering ".... for children" is on the 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 222 is therefore among the winners in the category "Classic for Children and Beginners" because only 1 work "does not fit". Out of 19, 14 are popular and 4 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 226 is also one of the winners: Please do not confuse with the similar title number 30. This offer costs 46 cents each work. 45 pieces, of which 25 are popular and 16 are beautiful. Only 4 pieces are "negative in the sense of our thesis"! € 9,99*.
Although this CD contains 4 "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 12 recommendations, it is also - quite frankly - the one I would rather not buy, despite being one of my favorites. Regarding popular pieces, it is unfortunately not as consequent as its "sister CD", namely the one with the red dot "... for children"! Please do not confuse them. Now to this CD in the shop?
Classical Music for Children and Starters 247
The 247: An ultimate offer in the subject "Classical Music for Children" and also "Classic for Beginners". 12 works, including 11 popular pieces, for only € 5.99*. A really good value for a first encounter!
The final cheap 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
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 10 CDs is possible! The ultra-cool price: € 13.99* ... that's a whole 8 cents per work!
This CD collection and musical work collection is the absolute hit: This already results from the price per work: 8 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 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.
So, Would You Now Like to Get Just an Impression, What All 250 CDs and CD Collection, Which I Tested for You Look Like? Just the Mix of Pictures?
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