Start with Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King:
Begins quietly, then rushes, rushes to its conclusion.
Then follow with Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries:
It's exciting from the outset, a good follow-up to the Grieg.
Then some Brahms, with Hungarian Dance No. 5:
A little more stately, a little calmer, but still so awesome.
And then straight to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2:
Slower, more dangerous, very emotional, and then almost campy.
Followed by Chopin's Grand Valse Brillante!:
Just to calm it down a little (and he's, like, my favorite person ever.)
AND THEN MORE CHOPIN! Prelude in D Flat Major:
Totally NOT because Chopin is awesome and I'm playing this song right now on the piano but because it's a lovely song. There is NO ulterior motive here.
And finally, we have Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (finale):
In which cannons are used as musical instruments, officially making classical music cooler than anything else on the radio.
And that is my Walking Around Campus Playlist. I hope you all enjoy.