While I was playing a video game, I realized there was an npc near a piano with 2 looped piano musics, and a piano sheet.

The piano sheet was blurry, but "Für Elise" was recognizable, even though it wasn't among the 2 looped piano musics.

I was able to recognize one music (Arabesque from Debussy), but I couldn't recognize the other one. I recorded the entire music in the game, though the sound is low (the file weights 3,02 Mb): https://www.aht.li/3526798/Some_song_in_Payday_2.mp3

I tried speed-listening through a few hundred of classical musics (including Debussy, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, though not the entirety of their works) but so far I wasn't able to find it yet.

Does anyone have any idea which music it is?


This is Mendelssohn, Lieder ohne Worte, op. 53 no. 2 (a.k.a. "Song without Words" #20), compare youtube.

  • Yup, that's the one. No wonder I wasn't able to find it, I never heard it before. Strange that I would find it familiar. May I ask you how you were able to recognise it?
    – Clockwork
    Jul 12 '20 at 22:03
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    I'd like to say it's my vast knowledge of the piano repertoire. However, the real answer is musipedia.org. It provided the answer, which I double-checked against the score. Thanks to guidot for adding the youtube link.
    – Aaron
    Jul 12 '20 at 22:28

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