This post is the second in a series called "A Parent's Guide: Listening to Classical Music," which is designed to help parents discover, enjoy and discuss classical music with their children. Read the first post here.
For centuries, composers have been scaring the breeches off their audiences with spooky music. Some pieces depict horrifying tales, and some are hair-raising all on their own. Just in time for Halloween, here is my list of top 5 spooky classical music pieces, perfect to set the tone for pumpkin carving and costume designing.