Last night I randomly had an old Petra song stuck in head. I had briefly thought about buying it on Amazon, however 99 cents for a song I can listen to on YouTube for free seemed a poor value. The exercise did get me poking around the music store where I found The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music as performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra...for $5.99!!! That's 12 cents per song!
Not wanting our kids to grow up being philistines we try to expose them to classical music where we can. Our house isn't devoid of classical music; we have a lot of Bach, Carmen, a little Mozart, and we listen to Handle's Messiah two times a year. However, this collection seemed so varied that I decided it was a must have.
All told, between the three of them, they knew 22 of the 50. I'd say that's pretty good for for a bunch of little kids. I figure in between movies, commercials, and old cartoons, and what we listen to some times, they had already been exposed to a lot more classical music than I had previously thought. 22 down...28 to go I guess.