Michael Kaulkin's three-year-old has promising taste in classical music. Some of the favorites:
- North By Northwest Overture. Bernard Herrmann.
- Classical Symphony. Prokofiev.
- “Wild Nights!” from Harmonium. John Adams.
- Dumbarton Oaks Concerto. Igor Stravinsky.
And to establish the avant-garde credentials:
if you have any doubt that I’m a sick, sick individual, I’ll mention that we also listened to Varèse’s Arcana, which follows on that particular recording. He actually didn’t mind it, which I think is great.
Even though I'm considerably older than three, I greatly enjoy these works as well (ok, except for the Prokofiev and Stravinsky). And when I was three, I was probably listening to Victory at Sea although the Batman theme, Beethoven, and the Beatles were on the horizon and Petula Clark was soon to be my first exposure to the "downtown" scene.
Ok, since it's in the public record, I'll admit I don't really like Arcana...