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Music Listening List For Young People

Recommended music selections by
violinist Ray Dotoratos and pianist Gary Hammond

Have you ever been confused in selecting good music for listening?  To help you choose, we made the following list by types of emotions or moods.  Please be free to feel your own emotions from the music.
               (note:  Please check back regularly, we often add new lists.)

Bach: The Well Tempered Klavier, Part 1 for Harspsichord:
       Prelude in C Major
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Ravel: Bolero
Vaughan Williams (Traditional): Fantasia on "Greensleeves"

MUSIC WITH A THEME (or called "Program Music")
Moussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition
Mozart: 12 Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
       for Piano in C Major, K. 265
Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals (includes "The Swan")
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
     (used in Disney's movie "Fantasia")
Imaginary / Dreamy
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35

Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373
Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major, K. 216
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Strauss: The Blue Danube Waltz
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major for 2 Madolins and Strings

Mozart: A Musical Joke (Ein Musikalischer Spass, K. 522)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Handel: Royal Fireworks Music
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op.23
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

Bach: Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins and Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
     (used in the movie "Amadeus")
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
Dvorak: Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23
     in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty







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