Dad’s Classical Favorites

Now 88, my father is a classical music aficionado. Some of his lifelong favorites have become my favorites too. During a recent visit, Dad and I worked together to create this web page of peaceful classical music listening links. These get two-thumbs-up ratings from both of us. If you are not familiar with classical music, this page provides a gentle introduction. Enjoy!


Don Reynolds – my dad.

1.  BACH:  Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major (BWV 1068), “Air”

2.  BEETHOVEN:  Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight Sonata”

3.  BEETHOVEN: Sixth Symphony, “Pastoral”

4. BEETHOVEN: Ninth Symphony, Movement IV: “Ode to Joy” (and here’s an upbeat version from the movie Sister Act, featuring Lauryn Hill)

5.  BEETHOVEN: Pathetique Sonata, Second Movement

6.  DEBUSSY: Claire de Lune

7.  DEBUSSY: Reverie

8.  GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46 – “Morning Mood”


10. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: The Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus

11. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349, “Allegro”

12. MENDELSSOHN: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21

13. MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Allegro

14. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

15. RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

16. RAVEL: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte

17. ERIC SATIE: Trois Gymnopedies

18. FRANZ SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet

19. TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite

20. ANTONIO VIVALDI: The Four Seasons