What classical music did you listen to growing up?

As you may know from following the Two Moors Festival over the years, we’re big supporters of music education and do all we can to promote classical music to a new, younger audience. We’ve just heard about violinist Nicola Benedetti’s recommendations for ten pieces of classical music that children should grow up listening to and we wondered what your opinions of the list were… and, indeed, what you listened to as a child.

Here’s the list:

Beethoven’s Symphony No 4

Ravel’s Bolero

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Dvorak’s Symphony No 9

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 8 in C minor

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

We certainly listened to a lot of them growing up, but the rundown appears to have caused a bit of controversy, with people writing to the Times to say how much they disagree with Nicola’s thoughts on the matter.

But what about you? What did you listen to growing up?

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2 thoughts on “What classical music did you listen to growing up?”

  1. Many people have heard and liked several classical pieces or operatic arias over whilst growing up and they just don’t know what they are. Why, because they are used in adverts and films. We just need to connect the dots and introduce these pieces in their correct context.

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