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Classical Music for Babies

Play this classical music for babies online while you browse this site and soothe your unborn or newborn baby at the same time.

It is now well-documented that unborn babies can feel, touch, see, hear and experience other sensations while in the womb. However, the senses of sound and touch are the most sensitive during this stage of development. Both speech and music can be used to stimulate the baby's auditory environment.

Pregnant woman playing the violin

Not only does music affect us emotionally, but research has also shown that it can influence heart rates and blood pressure too.

A pregnant woman should play music that she finds relaxing and then her relaxed state will also benefit her baby.

Music also seems to influence neurological pathways in the brain. It has also been shown to help relieve stress, help concentration and help develop certain learning skills.

The complex composition of classical music is thought to be particularly good for stimulating babies. The high-pitched sound of strings and other orchestral instruments can be most clearly heard in the womb and also by newborns and so classical music for babies can be especially beneficial for stimulating the development of neural pathways in their brains.

Classical Baby Music Online

Click on the arrow keys below to play the classical music for your baby.

  1. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st movement) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  2. Clarinet Concerto in A major, 2nd movement - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  3. Autumn, from The Four Seasons Op. 8 No. 2 - Antonio Vivaldi

  4. Minuet in G (arranged for piano and flute) - Ludwig van Beethoven

  5. The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss

  6. Canon in D (arranged for 4SATB recorders) - Johann Pachelbel

  7. Prelude No. 6 (arranged for Woodwind Quartet) - Frederic Chopin

  8. Sugar Plum Fairy - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  9. Rondeau (arranged for 4SATB recorders) - Henry Purcell

  10. Pictures at an Exhibition - Modeste Mussorgsky

  11. Symphony No.9 in Em (2nd movement) - Antonin Dvorak

  12. Moonlight Sonata (piano), 1st movement - Ludwig van Beethoven

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References for Music for Babies

1. Bales, D. (1998). Building Baby's Brain: The Role of Music. Athens, GA: University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences., retrieved 17 September 2010.

2. Woodward, SC. (1997) Practica Prebirth Programme, Practica Programme cc


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