Since the DVD release of Brahms: The Boy II, a lot of people have fallen in love with this masterpiece by Richard Wagner. With its moody and haunting melodies, the music from this album brings a sense of enlightenment to everyone who listens to it. And it is definitely not for children. So, here are some of the songs that would be suitable for kids below 12 years old.
Gavotte: Beine Risiko in Bad Kampf (Kampf Meines Riesen-Kampf)
This song was used in a 1933 documentary film called "Close Encounter of the Third Kind". Although it may sound quite bizarre and childish to kids, it actually conveys an important message that humans must always be open to new and weird experiences. This was actually written by the great composer Johannes Brahms. This was made into a movie called "Der Ring des Nibelungen" in 1939. This also happens to be one of the most widely known songs of all time, making it perfect for children.
Seven Signs of Spring: Goethische Schatz! and the English Suite No. Five
In the late twenties and early thirties, Wagner's music was quite popular in America and Europe. This included songs by other composers such as Bernstein and Bach. For instance, one of the most popular songs in American pop culture is Bach's version of "Marriage of Figaro" that was a huge hit and quickly became an American pop culture classic.
The English Suite No. Five is the third of a series of classical music films by American director George Stevens. In this movie, he wanted to create a magical fairy tale musical featuring some of the great German opera composers such as Wagner and Beethoven.
Part one of the Brahms: The Boy I Sing About is titled "Il trovatore e il meglio"The Soldier and the Magician" and it is about a young man who is trying to become a knight but is repeatedly refused. Eventually, he joins the army and becomes a member of the famous Franz Liszt.
You can also enjoy the soundtrack of this movie on its own. However, if you have kids or even teenagers in your home, you may want to check out this list of songs so that they can enjoy it too.