|Written by||Johannes Brahms|
The tune commonly referred to as "Brahms' Lullaby," was written by Hamburg-citizen Johannes Brahms. It is his Opus 49, Number 4, written in 1868 as "Wiegenlied" (German for "cradle song"). The tune has become associated with sleep in a number of pop culture references.
A mother sings the lullaby to a baby as part of the opening montage in Elmo's World: Singing. In the same episode, Big Bird sings it (in "la-la's") to Radar, making Elmo sleepy. Ernie has sung it to Bert on one occasion, and to himself on another.
- It was one of many classical pieces played by the Birdapest Symphony Orchestra as part of the album Elmo and the Orchestra.