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
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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