Our friends over at Classic FM recently put together a playlist of feline-inspired classical pieces – some pleasant levity for your summer weekend! Below, we’ve included all of them as YouTube links, in case you don’t have Spotify Premium. Enjoy!
What animals have nine lives and are beloved by the internet and classical composers alike? Cats, cats, and — you guessed it — more cats. While kitties are favored in contemporary popular culture (memes, viral videos, #Instagram), they have also long dominated the hearts of humans throughout history and are reflected through past art and music.
Scarlatti: The Cat’s Fugue
Rossini: Cat’s Duet
Confrey: Kitten on the Keys
Prokofiev: The Cat (from “Peter and the Wolf”)
Fauré: Mi-A-Ou (from “Dolly”)
Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
Saint-Saëns: The Royal March of the Lion (from “Carnival of the Animals”)
Webber: Memories (from “Cats”)