January 2


Music Everyone Should Know

By Tresta Neil

Called to Learn, Curiosity, Influence, Music

Music has been important throughout history. Here is a music list you and your children can get to know at just the sound of the piece.

While attending a Humanities class in college I learned to really love classical music and its many facets. Enjoy.




Prelude to Lohengrin Wagner Romantic
Four Seasons Vivaldi Baroque
Nutcracker suite – sugar Plum Fairy Tchaikovsky Romantic
Nutcracker suite – Russian Dance Tchaikovsky Romantic
Surprise symphony Haydn Classical
Piano concerto #21 Mozart Classical
Women are fickle Verdi Romantic
1812 Overture Tchaikovsky Romantic
William Tell Overture Rossini Romantic
Revolutionary Etude Chopin Romantic
Pilgrims chorus Wagner Romantic
Adgio for strings Barber Romantic
Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini Rachmaninov Romantic
Invention Bach Baroque
Mars from Planet Suite Gustav Holst, 1915 20th century
Violin concerto in D major Tchaikovsky Romantic
Toccata and Fugue in D minor Bach Baroque
Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor Rachmaninov Romantic
Caprice No. 24 in A minor Niccolò Paganini Romantic
Aria of the Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute Mozart Classical
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Brahms Romantic
Symphonie No. 9 in D minor Beethoven Romantic
Christe Redemptor omnium, a Christmas Hymn sung at Vespers on Christmas Day Gregorian Chant Medieval
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor or ‘Resurrection’ Symphony Gustav Mahler, 1895 Romantic
Don Juan Op. 20 Richard Strauss Romantic
Ride of the Valkyries Richard Wagner Romantic

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