Here's the link for the audio:


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    While the question has been answered, could you mention from where did you hear/record this? Any details might help. Thanks.
    – Andrew T.
    Jan 27 '20 at 8:14

This is "Ballade pour Adeline" composed in 1976 by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint. It was Richard Clayderman's greated hit.

  • Then what genre is it if it is not classical? Are you saying that composers like Aram Khachaturian or Sergei Prokofiev cannot be classical too?
    – user7708
    Jan 26 '20 at 1:31
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    @MaikaSakuranomiya It borrows some elements from classical music, but there are other stylistic elements that are distinctly non-classical, e.g. a rhythm section.
    – PiedPiper
    Jan 26 '20 at 9:23
  • That only answers my first part. How about second?
    – user7708
    Jan 26 '20 at 9:43
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    @MaikaSakuranomiya As far as I know neither Khachaturian nor Prokofiev ever used a rhythm section, nor did they write 3-minute 'pop' tunes (although pop songs have used their themes). Whether some of their music is still neo-classical, or whether they've crossed a invisible line is a matter of opinion. Anyway, I've removed the 'classical' reference since it was irrelevant to the question.
    – PiedPiper
    Jan 26 '20 at 9:49
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    @MaikaSakuranomiya Whether intentionally or not, the first four bars are very similar.
    – PiedPiper
    Jan 26 '20 at 11:40

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