Q&A: What good, playful classical music can you recommend?

March 31st, 2013

Question by Uhhhh…: What good, playful classical music can you recommend?
I’m trying to make a music compilation for my four year old. What good Classical music –with the same playfulness as In The Hall of the Mountain King– can you recommend? Can you come up with many? Could you include the composers?
No B.S. answers please…

Best answer:

Answer by Mrs. cullen-potter
have you herd of twilight? well type in Bella’s lulluby on you tube. if not then basic mozart is quite relaxing!

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  1. Alberich says:

    Can I come up with many? Maybe, a few:

    Richard Wagner: “Dance of the Apprentices” from his “Die Meistersinger”; ((this is an ancient recording(1949), but the only one that I could find on You Tube)): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJDcWP__OPI

    If you can check out the complete opera from your local City/County/University library, you will find it much longer and better sounding – “sparkles” with the orchestral bells.

    P.I. Tchaikovsky: “Chinese Dance” from his “The Nutcracker” ballet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOKZxvJoKDY&feature=related

    And the “Waltz of the Flowers” from the same ballet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26YEuktTNCw

    Felix Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from his incidental music for “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLhSZLIpvA

    How’s that?


  2. Jackson says:

    Camille Saint Saens, Carnival of the Animals is certainly playful.

    Jacques Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld.

    Mozart, the Magic Flute.

    Mozart, A Musical Joke

    Emmanuel Chabrier, L’etoile, a french operetta that I highly recommend.

    Haydn, Surprise Symphony.

    And I could also extend include others like, Johann Strauss II, Overture to Die Fledermaus; and Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture; Georges Bizet, Carmen, maybe Beethoven Symphony no. 8 and 1.

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