Olympic Games

Classical Academy | On This Day...


The Olympic Games, the world's foremost sporting occasion, takes place every four years. So, what kind of music best fits this great athletic event?


Try music from Erik Satie's Sports et Divertissement to John Williams' American Journey and two essentials - Summon the Heroes and 100 Years of Olympic Games. Get in the sporting mood with Chariots of Fire performed on a CD of all time classics by the Royal Philharmonic, or for a footballing anthem try a dreamy verison of I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles in a delightful collection of songs by Joan Morris.