Top Menu

The Beeb’s top ten classical list for kids

BBC Two has released a list of ten classical music pieces that it hopes will prompt children to listen to the genre more often. Here they are:

  • John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
  • Britten: “Storm” Interlude from Peter Grimes
  • Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
  • Handel: Zadok the Priest
  • Holst: Mars from The Planets
  • Anna Meredith: Connect It
  • Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
  • Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird suite (1911) (Finale)

I’m especially excited about the Adams piece, which I’m sure lots of children will love. Here’s also hoping that United States classical radio stations will pick up on this list, or invent their own.

LinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestInstapaperGoogle GmailShare

, , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes