Continuing its series spotlighting Scott Joplin, Classics for Kids goes to the movies this week, where several of Joplin's works have been featured. His rag, "The Entertainer," was at the heart of the classic Paul Newman movie, The Sting. We hear this song along with other selections from the classical music cannon, such as Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, that have accompanied favorite Hollywood films.
Scott Joplin: "The Entertainer"
Johann Pachelbel: Canon
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, First Movement
Alfredo Catalani: "Ebben? Ne andró lontana" from La Wally
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Johann Strauss, Jr.: The Blue Danube
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concert No. 21
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3