Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Date 1787

"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" is one of the most famous compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The title, translated in English as "a little night music," was written as a serenade for strings in G major, and thus has also been called "a little serenade."

Gonzo performs the piece on bagpipes while sitting on a flagpole which is chewed down by a beaver in episode 217 of The Muppet Show.

It is also performed on the Grammy Award-winning album Elmo and the Orchestra.

In the Sesamstrasse episode 2324, Wolle imagined how Mozart came up with the name "Eine kleine Nachtmusik".

Murray Monster and students from the Juilliard School, conducted by Alan Gilbert, played a section of the song in a 2013 episode of Sesame Street. Gilbert claimed to have chosen the song as he first heard it used on Sesame Street when he was younger.[1]




  1. "What Will HBO’s Sesame Street Look Like?", January 12, 2016
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