Ten Best Pieces Of Classical Music?

The BBC has today announced a new initiative for UK primary schools that aims to inspire a generation of children to enjoy classical music and use it as a stimulus to their own creativity. Ten pieces of classical music – some short, some selected extracts of longer works – have been chosen to represent a range of western classical music and provide good entry points into it. Children will be introduced to the works through a specially made film that uses a mix of live action and animation that will be screened in UK cinemas in October. Read the list here and see how many you can whistle off the top. Most glaring selection: the first nine are by men so they commissioned Anna Meredith to ensure there was female participation.

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