My Favourite Classical Music Pieces

Dr. Perry has posted a great piece on the benefits of classical music. See link below:

This has inspired me to do a post about my favourite classical pieces.

Have a look at the list and tell me what you think.

Did you like any of them in particular?

Do you have a favourite piece? Please let me know in the comments below. 🙂

  1. The Pastoral Symphony by Beethoven. Also known as Beethoven;s Symphony number 6.


This was, of course, used in Disney’s Fantasia, which is where I first became aware of it.

It is such a beautiful piece, I can let it play in the background and get on with my day and it just gently lifts my spirits.

2. Finlandia by Jean Sibelius

I love this piece of music, it is so patriotic and stirring. I am not from Finland, but it is difficult to listen to this piece without feeling some kind of kinship. It starts low and brooding then builds to a stirring theme. Give it a chance to get going, at around 4 mins.



3. In the Steppes of Central Asia – Borodin

This is a lovely piece that captures the story of a caravan as it makes its way across the grassy plains of central asia. The music builds gently as the caravan passes by then diminished again into the distance.

4. Overture to the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

5. The Dream of Olwen by Charles Williams


There are obviously lots more Classical pieces that I love, but I didn’t want to make this too bulky. I may do another post in the future.

So tell me, did you like them? What are your favourites?


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