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Australian Eloquence CD 4802316 - Ansermet conducts Honegger Symphonies etc Ernest Ansermet
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Classical Music for the Young

   What were the first pieces of classical music you heard and liked?

   Is there someone you know whose interest might be stimulated the way yours was?

   The links on this page are intended to help make it easy to find CDs containing the pieces listed, which may include some of the first ones you enjoyed.

For the very young

Arousing young interest

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Places of interest and learning

Classics for Kids on Cincinnati's Classical Public radio

Recommended titles

The Ultimate Wizard Album

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Geoffrey Tozer plays music especially for children

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Decca Ansermet Legacy series on Australian Eloquence
Review in Fanfare by Richard A. Kaplan.
Ernest Ansermet - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 / Overtures / Alto Rhapsody etc
Ernest Ansermet - Liszt: A Faust Symphony / Mephisto Waltz / Procession Nocturne
Ernest Ansermet - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 / Tapiola / Rachmaninov
Ernest Ansermet - Wagner: Preludes from Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger, Parsifal
Ernest Ansermet - Royal Ballet Gala
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition/Night on a Bare Mountain/Khovanschchina
Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Works
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Le Coq d'Or - Suite
Glazunov: The Seasons / Schumann / Glinka / Liadov: Orchestral Works
Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / Prince Igor Overture / Polovtsian Dances etc
Ravel: Orchestral works (the early recordings)
Ravel: Tzigane / Piano Concertos
Ravel: L'enfant et les sortileges / Sheherazade / Bolero / La Valse etc
Bach: Orchestral Suites and Cantatas
Baroque Concertos
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Romanian Folk Dances / Piano Concerto No. 3
Delibes: Coppelia; Sylvia: Suite / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / Suite No. 3 / Suite No. 4 'Mozartiana'
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake / Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' / Rococo Variations
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet / Cinderella / Love of Three Oranges etc
Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1, 5 & 6
Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Ernest Ansermet - Saint-Saens / Chabrier
Ernest Ansermet - Franck: Symphony in D minor / Les Eolides /Le chausseur maudit
Ernest Ansermet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Leopold Mozart
Ernest Ansermet - Haydn: The Paris Symphonies (Nos. 82-87)
Ernest Ansermet - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 22 & 90 / Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Ernest Ansermet - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 / Cariolan Overture
Ernest Ansermet - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5-8 / Egmont Overture
Ernest Ansermet - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Overtures (4)
Ernest Ansermet - Weber: Overtures / Bassoon Concerto
Ernest Ansermet - Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Concertos / Manfred Overture
Ernest Ansermet - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4; Overtures / Schubert: Rosamunde
Ernest Ansermet - Debussy: Orchestral Works
Ernest Ansermet - Debussy: Dramatic Works and Ballet Music
Ernest Ansermet - Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
Ernest Ansermet - Albeniz: Iberia; Navarra / Villa-Lobos: Piano Concerto No. 1
Ernest Ansermet - Respighi: Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome etc
Ernest Ansermet - Falla: El amor brujo; El sombrero de tres picos; Spanish Dance
Ernest Ansermet - Chabrier: Orchestral Works / Lalo: Orchestral Works
Ernest Ansermet - Bizet: Suites; Symphony / Turina: Danzas fantasticas
Ernest Ansermet - Bloch / Oboussier / Geiser
Ernest Ansermet - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / La damnation de Faust etc
Ernest Ansermet - Roussel / Dukas / Chausson
Ernest Ansermet - Honegger: Symphonies Nos. 2,3 & 4 / Pacific 231 / Le Roi David
Ernest Ansermet - Stravinsky: The First Decca Recordings