Babies ... how cool that these minis can not yet defend themselves against popular classical music. And this is the case for many, many months. Never again can you so perfectly prepare the breeding ground for a lifetime of enjoyment of this genre of music!
Classic for babies ... dreamlike classical music for your baby. This page of my website is really only about classical music for babies. No children's songs in general, no lullabies for babies and also ... nothing at all. Classical music for children of kindergarten age is in fact covered on a different page of my website. There is also a separate, exciting website for teachers. So do I offer several websites about classical music? Yup ... actually, together with the websites in our "Johann Sebastian Bach Mission" there are quite a few. Welcome to "my world and that of my husband, Peter". Together we have set our minds on introducing young people ... so for example also babies, better your baby – and that also quite differently – to classical music. Also with your help.
PS: When researching classical music for babies CDs we could not resist: So there are, further down, now also classical music for children CDs and especially – however, only for German-speaking folks – such classical music CDs combined with stories, so many radio plays ... not for babies, but those of course for kids. Between the lyrics of the first section above ... and this "PS section" passed two weeks, by the way! Yes ... that ... is how we perform our websites.
Classical music for babies: The three top candidates for tiny money (... right and left) and for a few Euros more (... the CD in the middle). All three offerings have a really cool price-performance ratio. With the left and the right "Classic for Babies CD" you can "quite carefully start". With the box (... ten CDs) in the middle, it costs a few Euro more ... but in return you probably have the "topic off the table" until your tiny one enters kindergarten or daycare age.
Yes, it's German ... the English counterpart will follow when more "jobs" inside the mission are accomplished. It's still a long time – after your search for classical music for your baby – before you'll be browsing for classical music again, for popular classical music to be exact. In fact, when your current baby (... sounds funny) has become a crawling child, then a kindergarten or daycare child. And finally, even later, a school child. But if you already know today that my Publishing House "Bach 4 You" will always be the right contact for you in matters of popular classical music, then I can't communicate that early. Right? Right! Above is the postcard that my husband wants to send to hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers to draw attention to his "Teaching Material Classical Music". It costs 3.5 Cents per postcard in printing costs, but a whopping 60 Cents in postage. Emails? You can forget it, they all end up in the spam folder. Thank you for your support whenever you come to our partner music publisher via this page when you want to buy classical music on CDs.
Classical music for babies ... or sustainable, popular classical music for babies: There is a huge difference. Some classical music is beautiful music to fall asleep with. Popular classical music is beautiful music to fall asleep with, and also prepares the love for classical music, many years and decades, later.
Classical music for babies: Classical music for your baby ... with "Bach 4 You" these are 30 CD offers for your mini. There are ten good reasons for you to get holistic information here ... on my website, on this page. It starts with the overview of the topics on this page. And ... you won't find anything like this anywhere else: 250 CD offers for babies and children aged 0 to 16, which are available on the market, can now be found with me. And only at our partner music publisher, you can listen to most of the CDs! In addition, there is reading on the subject of "classical music for babies". And also links to other providers. And much more exciting. Here is the content overview:
1 I introduce my approach "Classic Music for Children".
2 Please do not buy just any CD "Classical Music for Babies".
3 About the author of this website and "How It All Began": four project websites.
4 You can find newspaper articles about "Babies Relax With Classical Music" here.
5 I offer you reading, "Does Classical Music Make Babies Smarter?".
6 You will find reading material on the topic "Classic for Babies Before Birth" here.
7 I offer you the optimal "Music for Babies Collection" for free.
8 Musical prodigies from 1685 to 2021 (... with kids who leave you speechless).
9 300 popular classic works: Create your exclusive "Classic for Babies Collection".
10 You can test listen to 30 "Classic for Babies" CDs: Only one publisher offers this.
11 Why not mix Gaga and Bach, Mozart and Mars, Beethoven and Madonna?
* ... it remains free even with the "little star" ( * ), but of course you first have to compile a playlist. But this is then exactly fitting to my philosophy in the matter of classical music. Why I can't do that for you? I am not allowed to! According to the rules of the "American Association for Music Education" I am not allowed to collect music somewhere and give or sell it to you. But if that seems too tiresome or a technical challenge for you, then there are my suggestions to "gift" it to yourself with the purchase of one or more CDs. And sure, if you haven't subscribed to "Spotify" yet, then maybe this top recommendation doesn't make sense, or rather it's actually quite expensive. But maybe you already use "Amazon Prime", then it is quite different!
Firstly – if you are already reading here – I would like to recommend the websites and projects already mentioned above. With one click, you will get there:
1 Classical Music for Children
2 Teaching Material Classical Music
3 Johann Sebastian Bach for Children
If classical music is important in your life, why not join our mission? The easiest way to do this is to point educators and teachers to my approach, or to the websites above. Maybe there are such educators in your family, circle of friends or acquaintances? Thank you for that.
The work I do with my research is very serious, and so is the content of my reading. But the style of the reading material is really not. It is "easy-going", only to be enjoyed with a smile, and I am and remain a "funny maker", as they called a Hans Bach back in Gotha, Germany in the world's largest musical family, the Bachs. And you ... sometimes really have to "be brave", sometimes have to bear with me, and I almost never get straight to the point. Not even on the subject of "classical music for babies". But that's why the links are always so inviting in the right margin. Who writes this? I ... Husband of my wife Renate, frequent writer, author, Bach coloring book inventor, prankster and website tinkerer.
How did I get the idea to offer this mini-service in the matter of "baby and music" together with my wife? Actually quite simple: I started with classical music for adults, continued with classical music for school children, then it was the turn of the kindergarten children and now the group of those remains "to serve", whose life begins from the 26th to 34th week of pregnancy with interest in music (... depending on expert opinion) and ends a first long time after birth, when your baby became a crawling child. So, as for the other groups above, I offer you here and now ... so to speak ... classical music for your baby.
And already I am "offending you" ... and I apologize! In fact, "Classical Music for Babies" is like many other topics. If you really take a topic seriously, in fact, then it is not done with a short click to "Barnes and Nobles" or "Amazon" and then your youngest gets "something classical on his or her ears". But ... that is also possible with me. I have searched for you CDs with the title "Classical Music for Your Baby" or "Classical Music for Babies". Crisscross. At the mentioned retailers and beyond, but also quietly and lonely untraceable in the Google results and at publishers, better music publishers, who offer the clientele " Classical Music and Baby" in the assortment. Much more than thought there are hits and I present them all to you. In addition, I have found a highly specialized music publisher in Germany, which has become our partner publisher in the meantime. By the way, he is the only one who has generated many, many audio samples from many, many CDs. Preferably, please buy there, this generates a small commission, but does not increase the price of your purchase. Plus, because we suggest no CDs that come with narrated text, it doesn't matter, where you order ... as long as the purchase prize plus S&H is fair.
Whether you want to start climbing mountains or create your first cake for the upcoming birthday: You won't start with the ultimate challenge, but rather very, very carefully. This is the basis of my approach to Classical Music. Why not introduce your kids to classic very carefully with us? With popular classical works like in my "Classical Music Top 300". From there, a teenager will later find his or her own way to general classical music. And it can all start at babyhood. Basically ... already three months before. Much more about that later.
So, what does he mean? He (... I ...) think you should – or rather must – read on quite a bit here if you want your baby to grow up healthier and at the same time more open-minded towards classical music than the vast majority of babies in the western world definitely do every year. Or don't. And in the rest of the world, too, of course. Because for a fast "check" in the matter of classical music for your baby applies: Do not force your dwarf or your dwarf girl something to listen to, which you would not do to yourself perhaps several hours in the week. For example, one CD "Classical Music for Babies" starts with a Christmas song. So that would be Christmas then for your baby and your family in the future, not only in December, but also in February and in June and in October. Other pieces are sooooooo slow that your mini might be scared by the next note. Not really, of course! But the essential thing: You miss with the wrong ( ! ) titles of classical music for your baby – in the sense of my approach – the unique opportunity to accompany your dwarf to the lifelong enjoyment of classical music. I now "take you by the hand" to my classical music offer for babies. However: If you don't see any sense in my approach, or if you are a classical music fan and disagree with my approach, you will still find the best collection of classical music CDs for babies with audio samples on the internet. Do you now want to get directly to my collection for you, to create a playlist with it, spot-on for your baby and prepared for you? Then click here, but ... stop, stop!
What is meant by the "missed opportunity"? The missed opportunity for your baby? My work and hobby, in fact figuring out how to get more people interested in classical music over the coming years, is based on my own experience: for 50 years I wanted to like classical music. Time and again I heard " snippets" of beautiful and super-beautiful classical music titles in commercials and movies, on TV, on the radio, and in the movies. But whenever I approached classical music differently, that is via TV or radio, I found what I was listening to simply "sucking". I suspected for many decades that it was an intelligence-related lack of maturity and that it would somehow work out at some point. But then, finally, there it was, about five years after the creation of my first of many websites, in fact the one about Johann Sebastian Bach, "Bach on Bach". The eureka effect: What I liked for 50 years was not classical music, but "popular classical music". "Classical Music for Babies" or rather "Classical Music for Your Baby" is the consistent further development in my project and in the mission of my husband and me to introduce children to classical music in a better and more careful as well as sustainable way. The most important characteristic of all our publications is the unwavering conviction that the path – even for babies – to classical music must follow the musical genre of "popular classical music", a genre of its own within classical music in general. Now back to my claim "you are missing a good opportunity": parents, grandparents, educators and teachers together have only three phases in the life of a young person in which they can prepare the breeding ground to love classical music (... wow ... is that a phrase ...) and "plant the first seeds". This is once the time when your daughter, son or grandson is actually still a baby. That's where we include the last third of pregnancy, by the way. Then, secondly, it's when your mouse or munchkin goes to kindergarten or daycare. And finally, thirdly, it's when the subject of "classical music" is the order of the day in school lessons. But by far the most effective period is actually: while your offspring is still a baby. That's when you're "master or mistress of all the fiddles" and you decide what your toddler has to listen to.
Why miss a chance: Calm, gentle, sweet classical music is perfect for falling asleep. But why "give away" the option that it may well be popular classical music that your baby of today will remember in his later school days?
Already at kindergarten age the probability that your child hears the right classical music in the sense of my philosophy (... about which you will please read in the next section) decreases dramatically. In the classroom, there are certainly only a few teachers and educators left who approach this worthwhile matter apart from the "Carnival of the Animals" and from "Peter and the Wolf".
And what is my philosophy? For your baby? And at the same time ...does the following fit the "missed opportunity" theme? Well, I firmly believe that children should be "exposed" to popular classical music as soon and as often as at all possible. And not with "any" classical pieces. What would be more convenient! Radio on ... classical music station on ... done! So why popular pieces for babies? Because it is true for all three phases of life listed above: If a child likes many beautiful, catchy, lovely and popular classical pieces, then only one decisive challenge remains, as it did for me for a whole 50 years: You additionally have to know the word "popular"! Then you can find me and us on the internet even after ten years, after 15 years and after 20 years. But, if your baby hears classical music works that you can't hum so easily and so quickly, so you don't remember melodies equally easily, then later as a young adult, or even later, you don't realize – because these non-popular melodies don't "come up" for you on the radio, in advertising, or in movies – that you like this genre.
And the following applies: Every piece of classical music that does not fit into the pattern as described displaces another more suitable one. An example? You offer your baby a CD with 15 songs (... explicitly general songs, that are not classical). Then five pieces are lullabies, five are ultra-slow pieces completely unknown to the lover of popular classical music, all infinitely difficult to hum. And another five are what I imagine them to be. In this case, there are two-thirds of the music droning on with no lasting ( ! ) value. Assuming, of course, that my selection and recommendation is musically equivalent to the "tooting" mentioned above. That's ten missed opportunities. The point, by the way, is to "transport" a lot of recognizable melodies. The more your "today's baby" remembers pieces later, the faster it will figure out on its own that there is something there worth discovering. From my "Classical Music Top 100" (... with the 300 classical music works) you can compile almost infinitely. And you have the possibility to leave out the pieces on which we do not agree. Of course, commercially available CDs don't offer that at all. And ... I ask again for your forgiveness: for the word "tooted".
Don't "breed" a genius, don't make your baby smarter with classical music, don't expect a future Mozart or Beethoven or even Einstein from classical music for your baby. No, simply pave the way for him or her to discover classical music for themselves in the distant future ... and perhaps even earlier.
Of course, the "Carnival of the Animals" (... "Der Karneval der Tiere) and "Peter and the Wolf" are cool for children to listen to. There's nothing wrong with that. But it doesn't lead to kids finding classical music cool later on. Because both productions generate at most two to three recognizable melodies. And please don't get it wrong: Sure, a dwarf can hum along to all the animal melodies (... from "Peter and the Wolf") if he or she has listened to the fairy tale eight or ten times. But these few melodies never meet your later young person again, because at the suitable places in the adult life just the two or three above-mentioned popular classical pieces are to be heard: The Peter and the Wolf March. And also "The Swan" from the circle of carnival animals. By the way, this also reflects the selection of many authors and publishers of about 250 CD and CD box offers!
It is just a little more effort and takes a little longer to order the right ( ! ) Classical CDs for your baby. Because with the right offer, you then "accomplish" two goals at once: the acute calming first. And secondly, to make the connection of popular classical music with a cozy home. And actually: With my research, it will cost you even much less time than to do the research yourself. Much, much less!
Three creatives, one publishing company: I'm smiling at you in the middle, me, Renate Bach. I'm one of the three creatives in the team, of all of them I know programming best, and my job today is to manage the Publishing House. More precisely, this means that I commercially provide the funds with which we run our missions. On my left is Petra-Ines Kaune, my husband's sister. She designed the cute illustrations that now adorn my husband's "Bach Biography for Children." And finally, on the left, it's my husband Peter ... You know: Bach coloring book inventor, frequent writer, website tinkerer and always a "funny maker".
By the way, his name is Peter Bach, Jr. because his father was Peter Bach Sr. And so the "Jr." has "grown together" with his first and last name in the course of his life in such a way that he does not change it now, after his father passed away in 2017 at the high age of 93. Peter's father was "culturally on the road" before we – my husband and I – worked together with him for the German industry for around 35 years. And now the circle is closed, since we Bachs are also "culturally on the road" again around the year 2013. We ... that is today my husband Peter and I. In 2013 I researched that Peter is actually related to Johann Sebastian Bach and my new hobby began: the topic "Johann Sebastian Bach Genealogy". Peter's website "Bach on Bach" was born, and today it appeals to fans of the Thuringian composer in 50 languages as the most extensive German and largest international Bach website. The Bach mini biography as a video will be available in 33 languages from 2023, a mammoth project. Many other websites were also created in the years that followed, including "Johann Sebastian Bach for Children".
Slowly, the presentation of fun with J.S. Bach led to thinking about the overarching topic of "classical music for children and beginners". In the process, the target group evolved from older children to school beginners and through kindergarten children to babies and beyond, in fact to the time when classical music is exciting for babies who are not even born yet. Today, the many projects have now become a real mission, and you may be interested in what else I have to offer once your baby is no longer a baby. But first we have a proposal and wish ... better ... we have two:
Please join us. Spread the word with us about our common concern. Talk to other parents, teachers of your baby's big sister(s), or brother. And email your older son's teacher with the addresses listed below. Or your daughter's teacher. Thank you for this. It's a worthwhile goal, for sure. And because we are indeed missionizing ... in a positive sense: Keep and spread with us the word "popular", that is, "popular classical music". This term must be remembered when ( ! ) your present baby is 16 or 18, 25 or 40. So your offspring will certainly find me in many years or decades ... even if after a phase of years of enthusiasm for Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Coldplay or Ed Sheeran & Co. the desire develops to additionally enjoy (... popular) classical music now and then. It is therefore so important to "transport", that is, to convey this keyword, because it was the reason that I – in ignorance – 40 years actually did not know what ( ! ) I had to google to get to the desired result. With ( ! ) the knowledge of this keyword I then "wait for your today's baby" ... on the internet and Google ... hopefully then on page 1.
These following websites might be exciting for you if you like my approach or – even better – if you want to join our mission:
This chapter is only exciting if you enjoy my reading, that is, if you enjoy it: if you want to be – mentally – on the road with me. On the subject of "Classic and Babies", however, you can very well skip it. Long have I searched. For you ... and also for me. Searched, what I can offer to parents, who possibly like classical music for a long time and that ( ! ) is absolutely no ( ! ) classical music, as I would like to bring it closer to as many people as possible. With the search terms "classical music and children", "classical music and babies" and also with the respective singular and what else comes to mind when you are often "almost investigative" on the road. On individual platforms, the criteria work differently, and you never know whether all the finds now sustainably also correspond to the total offer. From 100 found CDs a mess results, if you rather note exciting results twice, than miss once. Later, you sort out what are only "melodies for babies", which inadvertently "only" ( ! ) excited and you "fascinated sorted them in" ... only to delete them later again.
So slowly accumulated first 225 and then 250 matching CDs and CD boxes on the topics of "Classical Music for Babies" and "Classical Music for Children". Only after "cleaning" the complete collection did I notice a very special classical music CD. It quickly became clear why it "presented" itself so late: Neither the word "children" nor the word "baby" or "babies" were on the cover. But what electrified me was the title. In fact, it could have been the motto of our many websites: "I Don't Like Classical Music, But I Do Like This". Of course, I checked all the titles immediately ... not for use with your baby, but to see if I could suggest this CD as "Classical Music for Children". Later on. Because ... if the titles met my expectation, then this CD was spot on for many part projects and just as suitable for children as for adults, classical music beginners and just ... for babies as well. Now, however, classical music fans must be very brave, because the check was ... well ... on the one hand "satisfactory", on the other hand I saw myself confirmed again: Exactly 25 of 46 titles were those that I also recommend. But now follows the good and disappointing at the same time: 16 works were nice, but they just do not belong to the 250 to 300 most popular ( ! ) pieces. Only four were unenjoyable for my ( ! ) ears. That ... is already a cool ratio, and in doubt this CD set would be usable in my "Teaching Material Classical Music". But only ... in doubt. Rather ... not. Except by a classical music enthusiast. If it should be, then not only ( ! ) popular classical music, then this offer is my favorite.
And I have no financial advantage from it, because we get a small commission for all classical music CDs, which you "approach" via this, my page. On the contrary: 9.99 €* for two ( ! ) CDs belongs to the super price-performance ratios. But it goes on, and again it is the coincidence. Before the "editorial deadline" I came – partly also on the search for good CD title pictures – again and again past any suggestions. And there it appeared again ... or better they ( ! ) appeared again – in the plural – the CDs from this series (... I Don't Like Classical Music ...) and now, however ... " ... for children". Only by the small red dot with white writing inside (... on the cover) this large yellow CD differs. Long live the small screens. And it takes place my test, because I expect ... now ... more to my claim. Even more on the subject of "I Don't Like Classical Music, but I Like This". The result is sensational: 28 of 34 titles are to my taste, only six I feel are wonderful for teenagers and beginners. And not a single one is unsurpassable. I know, cultural philistine. So ... me.
And there is a third development in this offer. There is actually also fantastically "hidden in the music publisher's program" one more CD each "I Don't Like Classical Music, But I Like This Piece" for adults: Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6, plus "I Don't Like Guitar Music ...", "I Don't Like Piano Music ..." and "I Don't Like Violin" as well as "I Don't Like Opera ...". So, now? Of course, I was curious. But unfortunately: Vol. 2 and Vol. 4 are nowhere to be found, not even on eBay. And the others: Forget it! All collections contain hardly any popular classical pieces, that is, popular ones, and are instead full of works that I would never ... never offer to a teenager or a classical music beginner. The result: Out of eleven offerings in this form, nine are – and only in my opinion – weird for my approach. One, at least, is so good that I recommend it for those borderline between pedagogical options. But, gladly again, only one ( ! ) , in fact, exactly the most important one is the ultimate in my project and our mission. Hooray.
Could it be that someone has become completely tired from listening to so much classical music?
What luck that the CD was "so yellow" and the readable title fits my approach exactly. How much luck more that I discovered then time-delayed, also still the "for children" variant. Shortly before the editorial deadline. And because these two CD collections fit so well to the project, here already once the link to the first CD for more information, the sample hearing offer to the altogether 45 classical works. And then of course – for the same purpose – you get the link to my most valuable find: In fact, I can now recommend this CD to teachers and educators who do not want to electronically compile the individual – perfect – classical music hits from my Top 100 (... it's called Top 100 ... but there are 300 titles). Or can. This is the way to go: Click on the link below, next scroll below the "Baby Area", it's the first CD in the children area.
Maybe my approach (... only listening to popular classical works is sustainable!) for your baby is so not at all comprehensible for you. Or you reject it altogether. Then the CDs, which are available for purchase from many suppliers, are nevertheless the right thing. Because they consist only to a part of popular titles and to a large part of (... at least to me) unknown and for me, probably for other fans too, less popular pieces. And for sure there are some of them which are absolutely not among the popular works of classical music: So these are – according to my approach – less suitable titles for your baby. Finding them was not that easy even for me: I was looking for them under the aspect that you want to know beforehand which classical music titles you buy for your baby. And I noticed that with almost no single "keyword combination" I found all titles with all providers: The most extreme example is "Classic for Little Ones – Cradle Songs". They are all classical titles, but the word "baby" does not appear at all: How to find this CD for your gnome? Important for you to know is absolutely: The price at my suggestions serves only as a first guide and to be able to compare the offers approximately. They can change. And: Our partner publisher often and generously lowers its prices. Clicking there is therefore worthwhile. And: It is the only provider where you can listen to an incredible number of individual works. Here are now the CD purchase suggestions in detail, and they are structured as follows:
1 Classic for Babies, Classical Music for Your Baby
2 Classic for Children, Music From Several Composers, Some Top Offers as CD-Boxes
3 Classic for Children: Complete CDs of One Composer
4 Classic for Children in the Form of Radio Plays
5 Classic for Children and Beginners
6 Classic for "Advanced Beginners" ––
The selected pieces of music on the recommended CDs do not claim to represent conservative classical music "to the point". Rather, they follow my personal definition of a mix of conservative and young classical music, as also offered by the WDR (... a German radio station) in its format WDR 4 Klassik Populär over three hours once a week. You can read more about this philosophy on the website of my list of the Top 100 (... three paragraphs further on) and on a website "What is classical music?" put together completely for this purpose. It also shows what value is put on the compilation and that instrumental performances and vocals are colorfully mixed. Special emphasis was also placed on the fact that you can clearly hear the individual primary instruments in many pieces: oboe, violin, piano, even bagpipes. This, too, seems to me to be of educational value ... in addition to the "memorability" of these pieces. Since the recommendation of the following list serve only as suggestions, just leave out – depending on the degree to which I could convince them – one or the other piece. There will still be enough left over. In exactly the same way, you can of course also skip all vocal works in the compilation. Entirely ... as you like! If you, for example, are very critical of my suggestions. Then it also makes sense to listen to the complete titles beforehand. I don't need to tell you that the music should rather be too quiet than a little bit too loud regarding the volume.
If you – as parents – play classical music sparingly ( ! ) at home, then preferably not at the same time as homework, because later in life this then associates a time that was no fun for many years: in fact the time when homework had ( ! ) to be done before playing. The opposite of this would be that you then ( ! ) "offer" classical music, when you alone or the whole family primarily devote yourselves to the child, so together ( ! ) play analog games, paint, do puzzles or whatever comes to your mind.
As versatile as the sources were for the compilation of about 250 CDs and CD collections, you can finally find all results seemingly compact at our partner music publisher. You don't recognize our work anymore, but all CDs are found by me with the most different keywords on the most different platforms. Please promote our mission in the matter of "Classical Music for Children" and "Johann Sebastian Bach" by visiting – maybe even in the future – this publishing house, our partner music publishing house, via this, my "Baby and Classical Music" page, hopefully soon at the top of Google. Reached through my page, the system creates a link that helps our projects to get a small commission, but does not increase your price. We would be very happy, that helps over many and high expenses.
He is now in the mood for classical music: But he prefers popular classical music.
And after that? After eleven or twelve months? It's your crawling baby. Or your toddler. How now? How can you put together a perfect CD yourself? Well, a CD ... you would have to burn it yourself, of course, following the arrangement of the musical works of your classical favorites. But ... maybe a playlist will do the job. YouTube playlists are not optimal because the advertising – with about half of the pieces in front – is not reliably switched on in front of the work: So you can not simply omit the pieces that have advertising in front. But if you already subscribe to "Spotify" or use "Amazon Prime" to watch your movies and therefore don't pay postage when ordering other items, then the offer can be implemented by me entirely free of charge. Again, the philosophy in one sentence: Children and young people remember classical works that they heard in their childhood. If they then also remember that it was "popular" classical music, then they will find my offer on Google later: at the age of ten, at 15, at 30 or even at 50. With 300 titles, I have put together a collection of popular classical music for you. Two more advantages with it: This, your collection can you also play for years over and over again ... between current hits. Secondly: You can select the classical music hits with my list, which you particularly like, below the next paragraph. And then buy, load or stream these titles for yourself.
Regarding the hints: Green squares are placed in front of best suited pieces that we recommend. The asterisks indicate a borderline selection. Avoid the works with the red squares. DCM is "Definitely Classical Music". And "> 16" means that the recognizable melody starts only after 16 seconds. This little "note of caution" is for such specialists who think that ballet works and waltzes cannot be classical music at all.
■ Grieg Morgenstimmung (Peer Gynt Suite) 3:53 DCM
■ Bach Prelude in C-Dur (Wohltemperierte Klavier) 2:14 DCM
Beethoven 5. Sinfonie 7:04 DCM
■ 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
■ 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
■ Arnold Independence Day * * * 6:12
■ 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 GSKM > 0:18
■ Bach Cembalokonzert in d-Moll Nr. 1 7:27 DCM
■ Brahms Guten Abend, gut' Nacht 3:01 DCM ⚠
■ Bacharach / Sager That’s What Friends Are For * * * 3:58
■ 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
■ Bizet Habanera (Carmen) 3:19 DCM
■ Boccherini Minuetto 3:34 DCM
■ Bach Air (Alternative) 3:36 DCM
■ Böttcher Winnetou 3:20 > 0:18
■ Borodin Fürst Igor: Polowetzer Tanz Nr. 17 (Oper) 3:45 DCM
■ Brahms Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 5 2:31 DCM
■ Dvořák Sinfonie Nr. 9 (Aus der Neuen Welt) 2:46 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
■ Chabrier Espana (Rhapsodie für Orchester) 6:25 DCM > 0:23
■ Charpentier Te Deum 2:02 DCM
■ 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 3:56 DCM
■ Chopin Tristesse 4:11 DCM
■ Claydermann Ballade Pour Adeline * 3:07
■ Cohen (Leonard) Halellujah 3:45
■ Cohen (Samuel) Hatikvah (Israelische Nationalhymne) 2:20
■ Copland Fanfare For The Common Man 4:16 > 0:52
■ Copland Hoe-Down From Rodeo * 3:43 > 0:55
■ 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
■ 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 (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
■ Händel Ankunft der Königin von Sheba 3:08 DCM
■ Bach Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 2:50 DCM
■ Mozart Figaro Cavatina 4:51 DCM
■ Haydn Konzert für Trompete und Orchester 15:56 DCM
■ Holzmann Blaze Away 2:21
■ Horner My Heart Will Go On * * * 3:46
■ 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
■ Jarre Oxygen Part 4 * 4:27 > 0:25
■ Jenkins Adiemus * 4:00 > 0.27
■ Lara Granada 5:18 GSKM > 2:05
■ John Goodbye England's Rose * * * 3:57
■ Händel Wassermusik Suite Nr. 2: Allegro 9:43 DCM
■ Johnston Amazing Grace * 4:01
■ Joplin The Entertainer * 3:19
■ Kálmán Tanzen möcht' ich (Die Csárdásfürstin; Operette) 3:34
■ Karas Der dritte Mann * * * 4:33
■ Khatschaturjan Säbeltanz 2:35 DCM ⚠
■ Kersten Bummelpetrus * * * 5:34
■ Lai Where Do I Begin? 3:34
■ 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 (Alt.: 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 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
■ Beethoven Für Elise 2:55 DCM ⚠
■ Mozart Sonate für Klavier Nr. 11 14:30 DCM
■ Mercury Barcelona 5:51
■ 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
■ Modugno Volare 4:17
■ Mozart 40. Sinfonie 3:06 DCM
■ 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
■ 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
■ Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez 3:57 DCM
■ Roever Highland Cathedral 4:33
■ Rosas Sobre las Olas 6:01 > 0:41
■ Rossini Largo al factotum (Der Barbier von Sevilla; Oper) 1:58
■ 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 ⚠
■ 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 ⚠M
■ Silvestri Back To The Future Main Theme * * * 3:15
■ Wagner Steuermann, lass die Wacht (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 GSKM
■ Smith The Star Spangled Banner (Nationalhymne USA) 1:52
■ Tschaikowski Schwanensee-Suite (Ballett) 23:23 DCM ⚠
■ Steffe Battle Hymne Of The Republic 5:18 > 0:30
■ Sousa The Liberty Bell March 3:49 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
■ 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
■ Tranlateur / Habisch Sportpalast-Walzer 7:15 DCM ⚠
■ Webber Don’t Cry For Me Argentina * 6:17 > 2:28
■ 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 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 (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
■ 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 (Der Zigeunerbaron) 2:55 DCM ⚠
■ Offenbach Höllen-Cancan 2:16 DCM M
■ Ulvaeus / Andersson I Have A Dream * * * 4:21
■ Vangelis Conquest Of Paradise * 4:40 > 1:01
■ Strauss (Johann, Sohn) Die Fledermaus Ouvertüre (Operette) 9:19
■ Velazquez Besame Mucho * 3:58
■ Tschaikowski Eugene Onegin Polonaise 4:45 DCM > 0:25
■ Verdi La Donna è Mobile 2:34 DCM
■ Schubert Militär-Marsch 5:30 DCM
■ Tschaikowski Tanz der jungen Schwäne (Schwanensee) 3:26 DCM ⚠
■ Verdi Marcia Trionfale (Aida) 1:43 DCM
■ Verdi Aida Gloria all'Egitto Triumph-Marsch (Aida) 12:04 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 Walküren 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
■ Weber Jägerchor: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden (Der Freischütz) 2:34 DCM
■ Vivaldi Konzert für Mandoline 9:23 DCM
■ Webber Memory (Cats) 4:29
■ Webber Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life) 5:09
■ Weiss What A Wonderful World * * * 2:30
■ Williams E.T. * 3:46
■ 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
After all, we don't have to "wrestle" at all and ultimately disagree with each other! What do you think of the approach to regard my way as one of two simultaneous options next to each other? That way, together, we do not give up anything. Your grandchild or your baby will listen – again and again – to these catchy, beautiful popular classical pieces. And they do so to fall asleep, but also now and then during the day. At least, however, much more often than you can "get on the nerves" of kids of kindergarten age with it. And that's why there's endless time in this first year of life, and certainly in the second, to put this into practice. During this time, simply play different catchy music to fall asleep every week or then irregularly. Among classical music CDs for children and babies, there are endless options, mixed with my suggestions. Finally, at the age of three and after, change your music entertainment for the "former baby", your grandchild, son or daughter. The popular classical music can then still be present – just more or less – and you will learn more about this with my suggestion in chapter 10. In the meantime, however, you then add these, my many, many dreamlike classical music suggestions beyond the pure music collection. For example, with works by Marko Simsa and his colleagues: Mozart for children, Bach for children, "Peter and the Wolf", the approach to classical musical instruments, there are fairy tales together with classical music and something very special: "Eagle Owl's Journey through Music History" (... what a pity, it's in German only), ballet music for children and so much more. Do we agree? The option of introducing your family offspring to classical music fades away as they get older! Puberty is the peak of this development. After that it is difficult and once your offspring leaves your house, it is impossible. The enormous time windows in the baby age, the kindergarten time and in the first two to three school years are not used for this usually optimally. Classical music radio stations and classical music programs on television are ultimately no good at all. The ideal time is also when a child learns to play an instrument, ideally one that is used more for performing classical pieces and less for forming a band. Here, of course, piano, harp and violin beats electric guitar or drums.
This section is exclusively about whether classical music relaxes babies. In contrast to the next section: There, it is about whether classical music makes babies smart. Finally, the third reading chapter is about the effect of classical music and music in general, which the baby perceives while still in the belly. Let's start with a reading offer from the website "babykonzert. de". And in doing so, I find out for you at the moment of research: There are even "baby concerts". You must have known that already. For me ... it is after so long occupation with the matter ... new. Well, I'm into "classical music", not "babies". Saskia Dürr is the creative mind behind the offer, and she refers to long-term studies that prove that, for example, premature babies become stable faster if they "... regularly feel vibrations of live classical instruments." Her musical program – she writes on her website – is "baby-proven" and also pleases adults. If you are really interested in the topic now, click here to visit her website again. There's a blog, FAQ and also the tour schedule. The motto? "Classical music makes babies happy!"
In contrast to chapter 6, in this section we only suggest reading material, which we found for you. Without much comment from our side.
Benefits of Classical Music for Babies is a reading by Stephanie Watson with the Babycenter.com website. It's a fair amount to read, and it's interesting, what she thinks about the difference between whether a baby might later love classical music or it will be smarter in life.
Fact or Fiction? Do Babies End Up Smarter? is one more reading, which I recommend to you. It's exciting if you want to get more than one opinion to check, what's true and what's myth.
Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains her opinion, and she's writing about the famous "Mozart Effect". Parenting & Family seems to be competent with this subject for us.
The Daily Maverick presents an up-to-date article by Malibongwe Tylio about the subject, and he explains what "Baby Einstein" is. Those who really want to get their kids close to classical music on an easy path, should read his lines. It's worth it, too.
Babies And Mozart is the title of a research and with the subtitle "General aptitude, spatial intelligence, and hearing seems – for us – to be the most scientific article so far. Just check, whether you find this article of the Stage Music Center worth to be read.
Always a good source is classicfm. It is an extended article, and it is titled "The ‘Mozart Effect’: Will classical music really make your baby smarter?"
I have also prepared these recommendations for you only very briefly:
World-famous UNICEF is No. one on Google and you don't waste too much time for a subject that is really worth more reading. However: have fun.
Can babies listen to music in the womb? ... that is how the babycenter-.com welcomes readers and visitors to their website. It's fun to read, and it's more than the position 1 provides.
Healthline.com introduces its research with the title "Womb Tunes: Music Your Baby Will Love". This subject and many more waits for your visit.
Plus, it seems classicfm is always a good source if you want to learn more about a music related subject. I changed the search keywords and included "classical" to music, and that brought me to classicfm with its report Babies are stimulated by classical music in the womb.
This is a cool name for a website: "Good Parenting Brighter Children". In our opinion it's the best article in the subject in this area. Plus, we do like the picture, which comes with their reading. It's just cool. Our best recommendation: Classical Music for Babies in the Womb.
We end our recommendations for our English-speaking audience with the contribution of "Scientific American" and their article Fact or Fiction?: Babies Exposed to Classical Music End Up Smarter. It is definitely worth your visit.
Are you a classical music fan, maybe even a very conservative classical music fan? Then you have to be very brave again now. Please. And excuse my approach (... again). Since we have established (... you know by now who "we" are ...) that there is no classical music for children, that is also none for babies – but only in the sense that no classical music was composed for children – we can now come to the conclusion that we could then also select from all works of classical music those that we consider suitable for children. Right, there were the exceptions: "Peter and the Wolf" one hundred percent. "The Carnival of the Animals", but really only because of the name ... and a few works that we found while designing this website: But with that, they also reflect only the edge of an entire universe, when 200 publishers and authors combined by us estimated 2,500 classical works. Also Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty" are composed as ballet works. As radio plays with narration, they're perfect for kids, of course. But the melodies alone are not produced for children. So here are some (... by beginners and of course children) completely unknown pieces by relatively unknown musicians. And again now our request to very conservative classical music enthusiasts: Nice that you are still reading here at all, but you are after all not our target group of our approach to spread joy in classical music. Because we are sticking to it.
In addition, a perhaps "limp comparison": There is no spaghetti for children! Children love spaghetti. That's right. But: There is no spaghetti that is produced especially for children. With alphabet soup (... Buchstaben-Suppe) it is something completely different. But there are cars for children: There is the super famous Bobby-Car, there are car models like the ones from Matchbox and there is what you can sit in, drive and play with as a four-year-old. Particularly "constructed for kids". But not? Right, classical music pieces.
So please note the following: Your baby will fall asleep well to ABBA. And to Elvis. And with Madonna's performance and with many German performers. The tranquility of the music on offer therefore contributes – up to a certain level – almost exclusively to a relaxed fall asleep. That's why our selection may be a few tones per minute more than on the CDs "Classical Music for Babies". Here you get to this compilation of 30 / 250 titles found by us. And if you then click to our partner music publisher, this is the only place on the whole internet where you can even test listen to dozens of CDs with hundreds of titles. Our heartfelt request: Buy there too ... and ... often the prices are even much lower, because we can't track every price reduction on this website here. Your purchase there generates a small commission for our Classical Music for Children Mission. Thank you. And if you find the offer with about 65,000 musical items there cool, please click there again ... via this, our page. Otherwise ... no commission supports our mission.
But now quickly to our collection for you: It serves two purposes. That is, first, to find truly soothing music over the course of all ( ! ) pieces. But secondly, to include repeated performance of popular pieces that prepare a way to enjoy classical music later. This memory factor makes it a lasting project.
Excuse me ... isn't that advertising for Amazon Prime? Sure it is! But ... in contrast, if you buy a CD through our partner music publisher, we don't get a cent from Amazon. For us, that's okay, because by using Amazon offers, you are after all joining our then common mission in terms of "Classical Music for Babies" and "Classical Music for Children". How you can tell that we don't get financial support from there? There is no link from here to Amazon. You can find this streaming provider all by yourself ... or you already subscribe. "Amazon Prime" is something you can try out. The service? You can download movies, you can download music, and you get many purchases that you order through Amazon sent postage free ( ! ). In addition, you get many items reduced by up to 20 percent with "Amazon Family". Why not test this trial subscription? For a flat amount per month, you will then have our classical suggestions in addition to the current music in the charts listed above. For a long time, our "recommendation of choice" was to compile our YouTube suggestions directly into a playlist. Planned when we invented our "Classical Music Lesson Material." With a DJ among the students of a class, this would have worked well: that is, to play the classical music tracks we suggested as a playlist , which in all likelihood have no advertising upstream. But ... whether with or without advertising, it is not always possible to tell, and the advertising sequences, which can last up to 30 seconds without interruption, and which are irregularly present – or not – one cannot run this as "collected works" without "emergency moderation". On top of that, different volumes of the posted contributions have to be balanced manually. Both could be done by teachers or students. But it is a bit cumbersome.
But finally, using YouTube videos becomes completely unthinkable if you want to follow our philosophy and compile calm classical music hits for babies. Then both criteria above are a "no-go of the first order": The randomly present advertising alone and then the different volume levels. Therefore, a complete re-evaluation of the presentation of our "Classical Pieces for Babies" and our selection in the "Classical Music Teaching Material" resulted. We would be happy if you proceed according to our suggestions, because then our mission is "a hit". Alternatively, you can "shop" at "Amazon Downloads" for all titles once for the years to come ... or for eternity. And also, if you get the link there from us now: We do not receive any commission there either. But .... if you find ... after detailed study of our theses nevertheless that on so many CDs "classical music for babies" is a better way to the goal, then ... yes then ... we would be very pleased if you buy in our partner music publisher. In fact, in doing so, you will be supporting us greatly. For this already now a repeated cordial thank you. The manual for the list? Gladly. Titles with one asterisk (*) are already borderline for very conservative classical music fans. Three asterisks (***) are a "no-go" for them. And DCM? DCM is ... "Definitely Classical Music"! All DCM titles in the list below are together two and a half hours long and with that you could already "sound", "entertain" and "amuse" your offspring in our sense! Green, gray and red squares recommend to start with such works especially (green) or better not at all (red). And " >34 " signals, if a piece of music comes along late with the most popular part. By the way: Discover with one click what DCM titles are all about.
To begin with, we have – firstly – listened to around 650 suggested pieces on almost 30 "Classical Music for Babies" CDs for you, in order to determine how the selected pieces fit together in their "drama": "Da-da-da .... daaaaaaaa" ... is indeed classical music .... but nothing to fall asleep to! From this results a part of our recommendation. So that a certain piece – of our offer for your baby – could be too "exciting", we agree. However, you would then also have to check every single piece on a ready-made CD for that. My offer of pieces for your baby is therefore on average not more "dramatic".
Secondly, you might think that Madonna hits and similar works ... do not fit into your idea of "classical music", not even "young classical music for babies". We added up how many "DCM pieces" (... pieces that even conservative classical music experts consider classical without a doubt; DCM is ... "Definitely Classical Music") is suggested in each case and that results in a length of two and a half hours playing time.
Alternatively, you can get here and fast and now and again to the almost 30 Classic for Babies CDs. In fact with one click here.
Musical prodigies: this term is first and spontaneously associated with Wolfgang Theophilus Amadé Mozart, "Wolferl" for short, and better known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. But ... what is a musical prodigy anyway? It is a best compared to all others. An Olympic champion or world champion in music ... if you compare it with the top stars in sports? But this quality – maybe even more – results from the fact that a talent is promoted at an extremely young age. Often musical families or a musician as a father or a mother as a musician generate this way to the top of the world. Hardly a three-year-old already throws the javelin, rides the two-man bobsled or practices the high jump. But of course, the comparison is misleading, like many of mine, because Michael Schumacher sat in a "racing car" at an early age, and in Brazil the youngest children already start kicking on the beach. And of course you can learn to skate shortly after your offspring has started to crawl. And then there is another fact: Practice, practice and practice again. Johann Sebastian Bach even said that anyone could perform as well as he could, if only he practiced enough. The "performing" is of course mine. It remains in memory that Mozart "delivered" his first piano compositions at the age of five, that he began his first ultra-long – three and a half years to be exact – concert tour at the age of seven, and that he composed his first opera at the age of eleven. Even today his music is one of the most performed on the planet.
Beethoven is the next in line. He too was a musical prodigy. His grandfather and father were already excellent musicians, his grandfather was a bass singer at the court of the Elector of Cologne in Bonn, and his father was a tenor singer in the court orchestra and a music teacher. With him, it is proven that the diligent practicing led to such early and high quality. His first public concert appearance was at the age of seven, but his father cheated and presented him as a six-year-old. He was deliberately presented to the world as a "musical child prodigy". Click here to go to the website "Popular Beethoven" and there to the subject"Was Beethoven a child prodigy, a wunderkind?"
With Johann Sebastian Bach it was all different. He was not considered a child prodigy for more than 250 years, until it was discovered only in the last two decades that Bach also created his first compositions at a very early age. But ... many a Bach connoisseur does not subscribe to this qualification. Like everything, every aspect of Bach is complicated. Or highly complicated. On the subject, the internet website "The Wilson Quarterly".
Other classical composers should be mentioned here whose genius is not so well known to the general public: About Johannes Brahms there is agreement. On "Dummies.com" you can read more about it.
Frédéric Chopin was also a child prodigy and composed at the age of seven. You can read more about all the classical child prodigies at "Bach on Bach". There is a detailed description of all classical prodigies. There is also more to read about Chopin at "hwstuffworks.com".
Georg Friedrich Handel was also such a musical prodigy. By the way, unlike Bach, Handel managed to become wealthy through his skills. Bach did not succeed in Leipzig. "lyricaclassic.org" informs about him.
Likewise, Franz Liszt was such a child prodigy. At the age of seven he taught himself how to write and read music, and at nine he performed in public for the first time. The Los Angeles Times in California writes an article about this online.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was also such an exceptional child, and you can read more about the Hamburg native at NDR. It was not until two years later that his parents moved to Berlin with their three children. Here you can get more comprehensive information.
Schubert was such an exceptional talent and the "Berlin Woche" informs about it in more detail. His wife Clara was also this highly gifted and thus the Schumanns are the only musical prodigy couple in the world. Read more on Classical Music Dot Com.
With Richard ( ! ) Strauss, we are not quite so sure; the other two Straussens, father and son Johann (... I and II ...), were not. Georg Friedrich Telemann was the first musical child prodigy ever. Tchaikovsky wanted to learn to play the piano at the age of four, and at that age he was already receiving lessons. Both together, however, were not enough for the title. The world-famous "last in my line-up" is Carl Maria von Weber. His father already called his son a child prodigy. According to him, his son composed his first opera at the age of eleven. Please, read more here.
Still in this category is Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix's sister, who is quite unknown to the general public. She did not start composing and playing the piano quite as early as Mozart or her brother, but she is considered highly gifted. CEWM reports about both musicians.
Thus, we "leave" the "historical musical" geniuses and approach the musical prodigies born in our time, who romp in the classical music. Evgeny Kissin (... No. 12), born in 1971, is one such prodigy. Then Daniel Barenboim (... No.13), who was born in 1942 and is known to all classical music fans. With this, we leave the classical genre for good and the road leads us to artists who belong to our era. Michael Jackson (... No.14), born in 1958 and "King of Pop" has many superlatives. He is and remains certainly one of the greats. In this category follow Midori (... No.15), born in 1971, a Japanese. Then Joey Alexander (... No.16), born in 2003 in Indonesia and Bjök (... No.17), born in 1965, an Icelander. The latter three musical prodigies, however, may already be abundantly unknown to the world. I present you 27 more such kids (... numbers 18 to 45) with unbelievable musical abilities here and now. Please note that the different ages of the kids play a role here. Of course, you expect more from a ten-year-old than from a three-year-old. The ages fit of course at the time of the performance the shooting of the video.
Do you still have time now? And still leisure? Because consciously in the following videos not only the pure performance is offered, but partly the musical performances are also "garnished" with interviews! So it is worthwhile to get to know here musical prodigies of the 21st century. Nice entertainment ... is promised!
Kanade Sato wows on drums in 2014.
Mark Ehrenfried is already a top pianist at the age of ten.
Jeremy Yong, nine years old, plays the guitar heavenly.
Simonas Miknius, an eleven-year-old pianist.
Geoffrey Gallante, a trumpet player at eight.
Leah Flynn, six years old, violinist.
Piano prodigy Tsung Tsung performs with five.
Lil Asmar, the bass prodigy kid at ten.
The nine-year-old harpist Alisa Sadikova.
Akim Camara, three years old, and André Rieu.
The violinist Teo Gertler, star violinist at the age of eleven.
The two siblings Laetitia and Phillip Hahn.
Alma Deutscher, eleven years plays and composes.
Philipp, eleven, plays piano with Thomas Gottschalk.
Edward Yudenich conducts Liszt's "Les Préludes" with 8.
Julia Wetzel is a recorder wonder.
Star entertainer Ellen introduces 6-year-old Anke.
Ricky Kam (5) and Mozart's "Turkish March".
Emily Bear was discovered by her grandmother and played in the White House.
Four-year-old Fahad Shakeel plays the piano better than many a master.
Jessi Hulls, age eleven, is simply gifted at playing the piano.
Kevin Weng is only eight and plays gifted Débussy!
Three years old: Charlotte performs for us on the piano.
Rachel Ding plays Beethoven ... without sheet music.
Elisey Mysin is an exceptional phenomenon when it comes to music.
... and once again a little Chinese girl amazes jury and audience.
Marcel Lucien Grandjany plays the harp really divinely.
We "missionize" ... right ... and this is often associated with the "aftertaste" of persuading a "victim". It's not really a positive thing: missionary work. But, if you want to convince thousands and tens of thousands of people of classical music and of Johann Sebastian Bach, then that is indeed – from our point of view – a small mission. Perhaps you see it a little more critically. Okay. But ... we don't call you, and we don't send you e-mails ... WhatsApps don't come, and we won't be at your doorstep one day. Are we getting to the point now?
If you are a "dyed-in-the-wool" and perhaps very conservative classical music fan or a musician – perhaps even a professional musician ... or even both – then we (... maybe) have nothing to offer you. In addition, our suggestions will certainly not fall on particularly fertile ground with you. You know classical music, and you know how to "sell" it to your baby or your grandchild. However, you have exactly only one ( 1! ) chance per little person and in 15 years you will see whether your way of accompanying your "protégé" to classical music was the right one. It was then, when your daughter, your son or your grandchild also "throws in classical music" again after a visit to Wacken, Germany. Consider: How long do you have time and opportunity to convince her or him?! And that's where our suggestion comes in.
Why don't you try - even against your convictions - to think about our suggestion and thus perhaps prepare the breeding ground for a lifelong enjoyment of classical music? And finally, actually introduce the baby in your family to popular classical works as early as possible. We are firmly convinced: Popular classical music doesn't spoil anything (... except maybe your mood ...). The baby in your family now likes to listen to popular classical music as much as "any" classical music. Later there will be another ( ! ) chance in kindergarten, but it is unlikely that "your" kindergarten of all places will join in the "theme" and offer popular classical music. Except again: You become active! A special website is available for this purpose. Talk to the kindergarten teachers: Inspire them. Then there will be a third chance later on during school time. Sometime between the third and eighth grade. You can also address the appropriate teacher of your current family baby (... how does that sound ...) and the future student. Our "Teaching Material Classical Music" is something special and a visit to our matching website is certainly worthwhile. Why don't you talk to your music teacher? Maybe he or she will find it not only cool, but super cool. Now the most important thing to conclude: You will not create a dislike for classical music in general with popular classical music with 99% probability. It follows: If your future high school graduate only likes popular classical music in later life, you would not have convinced him or her to listen to conservative classical music with "Wagner to fall asleep to". With ... the "use" of popular classical music, however, this young person is absolutely free later to be interested "from there" either in the complete works of a composer or thus in less and less popular classical music. Or just for conservative classical music in general. So far, until finally your taste – if you are retired – and that of your grandson or granddaughter meet. So ... it is much more likely in any case.
Well ... so far our "offer" for you as a classic connoisseur, certainly far more at home in the classic than we are. And we mean it!
But now to people who are a little like us. Or to those for whom classical music is really only now becoming topical, because you hear from mommies or daddies of other babies that they want to "cultivate" their still so young kids into little Mozarts and Beethovens. Or such parents who might also be interested in popular classical music, but so far didn't really know where to find something like that compiled in a compact and high-quality way. This is now about a quite exciting and also fun consideration: How do I provide my baby with classical music, if I myself would never listen to such music, but prefer Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson or Ava Max instead? That's right, sometimes we are real cultural barbarians.
Baby Classic CDs and the criteria, besides "our mission". We have dealt with it first of course in detail, because we wanted to prepare this website service for you really well. To do this, we analyzed a whole 39 baby classic CDs that existed on the market at the time we wrote this text. And that ... after ( ! ) reading, what is "healthy" for babies, what is exciting, what is even "threatening" or what is really relaxing and stimulating to fall asleep ... or even depressing ... let's call it that. Together there were about 540 classical works.
540 classical works for babies ( ? ! ) on 39 CDs have we thus "critically inspected": Which pieces seem to be exactly the right ones? Are all pieces equally loud (... because otherwise your offspring will not hear many songs at all or some much too violently)? Then no passages in a piece should frighten your dwarf. Of course, everything is analyzed for the primary purpose, in fact to facilitate your child to fall asleep and possibly simply to calm him or her without this occasion. If then again sufficiently energy is "tanked up", many of our 300 popular classical music titles are of course suitable for "sonification". Maybe not the ones with the red squares in front of the title. Well, maybe also a few more do not. But 200 of 300? Sure!
By the way, we find some "classical music for babies" CDs on the market extremely questionable, so they are "no-gos" for us. Others on the other hand consist of sooooooooo slow pieces that the result on a CD is actually quite boring. So you ( ! ) would always have to check all pieces for these criteria in any case. And this is only possible with our partner publisher: a tremendous diligence to adjust all this and probably presented with a not so simple software.
Thalia, Weltbild and Hugendubel (... in Germany) don't offer that. So that's already two reasons to continue buying from our partner music publisher later on. By the way, this consideration did not initially include our complete approach on how to get kids (... that is, from age 1 ...) to listen to classical music. So we listened to all baby CDs to see if the music was "too exciting", that is, too much "piano strumming" or even too fast pieces were selected. To keep us in our selection and our recommendation – if you would want to put the pieces together yourself – in approximately this framework. So that's what our suggestions are based on. There are three clear winners and as a bonus our thesis "Popular Classical Music for Life" also works with these three offers, and they are also your best decision if you don't agree with us.
Do you remember these dwarfs from earlier on this page? Let us provide the little ones with the best of the best: with wonderful songs to fall asleep, which your baby will still remember in his or her 30s or 50s.
"Baby Needs Classical Music" (... below) is the surprise hit: a whole 75% of the tracks fit our philosophy and mission. The others, so of the rest, the very largest part is also lovely and beautiful and only two pieces ( ! ) is what we would not have used at all. If classical music hits for babies are also popular classical music works, then – by our definition – they are also excellent for adults. So this is the CD collection of choice below. And finally, the price: 39.90 €* means a CD for 3.99 €* (... check here, what's that in your currency today). Unbeatable is this CD box also because, after all, with each CD you own, you then have to take special care when you buy the next one: Of course, you don't want to own five pieces then three times. The CDs next to it are our second preference. With 5.55 € it is in the average. And do we recommend these three CD collections because we get a few Cents more for them? No, because we recommend all the other Baby Classic CDs and Classic for Children CDs as well and get a few bucks when you buy one of them.
With all three collection above – purchased at the same time – you can "supply" your kids with popular classical music until they graduate from high school.
First important: We are happy about every purchase, and you generate with every order through this website and through this page a small commission, without your purchase becoming more expensive. Then: Our devaluation of individual CDs (... then in the store) has therefore no commercial background. The designation "77 Cents per work" means that each of the beautiful plus the popular ( ! ) works costs 77 cents. Example: If there are ten works on a CD and eight of them are "down turning" – in the sense of our thesis – and also because they suck to listen to, then you pay for two pieces that we rate positive – and that remain – five Euros each. What "13 / 7 / 6 / 0 works" means is actually clear. Works are popular if they are listed in my "Classical Top 300". Beautiful, wonderful or quite okay are those pieces that are not popular, but just between "okay" and "wonderful". "Popular" and "beautiful" add up to calculate "Euros / Cents per work" under the price. And "disgusting" are – very subjective and only in our opinion – pieces that children rather spoil listening to classical music ... for the most diverse reasons. And that goes on for about 250 times (... for 250 CDs for kids of all ages). Two prices ( ! ) signal that our partner music publisher has lowered a price at the time of creating this website page: For each article, it is therefore always worthwhile to check with this music publisher for the current price: via the button. And finally: We explicitly refer to "beginners in the sense of newcomers to popular classical music". As "soothing" we refer to the overall impression, which may well consist of 100 not explicitly "popular" classical works, if they just "come along" gently and sweetly!
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