So, I watched the YouTube video titled Characteristics of doomed relationships by Business Insider, and it is accompanied by very dramatic classical music. What's the name of the music?

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    It sounds very Italian, and I can imagine it as an opera overture. I don't know the piece, but that might help someone else out. (They also may have hired a composer to make it sound like an Italian opera overture, and maybe it's not "famous" at all!)
    – Richard
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:05
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    You can use this site to identify music in Youtube videos: mooma.sh Jan 31, 2017 at 14:43
  • I'm not convinced, it is classical beyond in respect to instrumentation. I guess it is a sort of soundtrack, since it uses repetition a lot with only some modulation. Somewhat similar in mood (concerning the agitated accompagniment), so may console yourself with it, is this.
    – guidot
    Feb 9, 2017 at 17:09
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This seems to be Moonlight Liaison by Paul Mottram. The violins sound like a match right at the start itself.

I found the music by using Shazam.

Wikipedia says the following about the composer:

Paul Mottram is a composer, arranger and orchestrator of music for film and television, and also writes production music for Audio Network.
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His music also features prominently on some Youtube channels such as BuzzFeed and its affiliated channels, SortedFood, INSIDER and it's affiliated channels, The Economist, and BBC Three.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. Paul Mottram. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. September 21, 2019, 20:42 UTC. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paul_Mottram&oldid=917008538. Accessed May 17, 2020.

It's not unlikely that some of his music was licensed to Business Insider too.

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