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    Wow! Thank you all for the suggestions, building a playlist to start listening :-)

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    I should add that we just straight up listen to Beethoven's symphonies. But they are long works, so I don't have them on playlists. Of those, my older son quite likes the ode to joy potion of the 9th. Both boys like the 1st movement of the 5th. They also like the storm from the 6th.
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    The above is a fantastic rollercoaster compilation of all kinds of music, including 'classical music', by Carl Stalling, who used a pretty virtuoso symphonic orchestra as a DJ would use a turntable now. Of course these are Looney Tunes cartoons soundtracks, but they deserve a place of their own on any kids playlist.

    Other suggestions would be the orchestral suites of Ravel (Tombeau de Couperin, Ma mere l'Oye) and perhaps L'enfant et les Sortileges. And how about folksongs by Berio and the Stripsody by Cathy Berberian!

    Somewhat more back: Schumann's Kinderszenen. Weber's Freischutz ouverture

    Baroque music: a single part of Bach's Kunst der Fuge or the Goldberg varations could be a surprise hit. And Purcell's King Arthur has great tunes, Handels Concerti Grossi op 6.

    And Monteverdi's l'Orfeo.

    Good luck in finding out, let us know what music they really like and sing along!

    I must say I took my kids to concerts of Bruckner 5 and Mahler 7 from the age of 8, and they were interested (not that they are listening to such music on their own, but who knows, the seed is planted anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWeflen View Post
    Of those, my older son quite likes the ode to joy potion of the 9th.
    Beethoven at his most magical

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    First of all, what does Vivaldi and Mozart have to do with whether your wife or kids will not like the music? I am willing to bet that there are a few members who do not like what their spouse likes. For sure. So unless you have to listen to the playlist as well I would not take the two composers out of it. BTW, for the kids...get the vivaldi ring of mystery cd. Apparently is is popular with kids, well according to the parents that is. I own it myself along with a few others, for those occasions when I feel the need to revisit my kid in me.

    Not sure about the wife but if she is not listening to CM now, anything goes.

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    Whatever you choose, be very careful to observe the children's reactions. Expressions of pleasure will confirm you are on the right track. Wrong choices that are not enjoyable to them could turn them off classical music for ever. Please remember that music that YOU enjoy may simply not appeal to them.

    The game I played with my girls when they were small was to play recordings and make it a game to have them identify the country of origin, than the composer, finally the work.

    Best to keep it simple and melodic. Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, selected bits of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. Good luck
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