Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel Download 'Gigue in D major' on iTunes
From Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty to Rossini's Cinderella, composers have turned to fairytales for inspiration for centuries. To celebrate the connection, we've combined our favourite composers with some well-known characters from the fairytale canon. We'd love to hear your composer-fairytale hybrids. Suggest them in the comments below.
This Sleeping Beauty-styled Beethoven doesn't look too pleased at being woken up by a handsome prince.
Johnny Depp plays the Wolf in Into the Woods - but Mozart also does a pretty good job here.
Elgar gets tangled up in the role of Rapunzel. The moustache really sets off those flowing tresses.
Two rebels - Liszt and Little Red Riding Hood - make for the ideal partnership. Watch out Big Bad Wolfgang!
Classical music's own Prince Charming, Eric Whitacre, looks as handsome as ever in the role of Snow White.
Gustav Mahler takes to the air to compose a symphony. A tale worthy of Mother Goose.
Puccini has the style - and whiskers - to play Puss in Boots.
When it came to Viennese waltzes, Johann Strauss II slayed all the giants that came before him. How would he fare with the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk?
Bela Bartok was a keen collector of folk tales and tunes. But will the glass slipper fit as he takes on Cinderella?
George Gershwin spins a Rhapsody in Gold as Rumpelstiltskin.