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For questions on Western Classical Music in both, the narrow sense of the music between roughly 1730 and 1820, as well as the broad sense of any music written for an orchestra, or other instrument or instrumental group common during the Classical Period.

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What is the background track in this trailer?

I saw this trailer about 5 years ago and recently I've been wanting to find the trailer song to it because it's driving me nuts haha. I'm 99% sure the music was only ...
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What is the background music to this horrible little video? [closed]

I apologise for the video, which I am not promoting in any way, but the piece of music used as the the soundtrack is sooo familiar, I just can't get the name. https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=...
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How to make a CUE file fit for classical music?

Recently I've been exploring the treasure trove that is archive.org and its rich lodes of public domain classical music. For example try searching creator:(Vivaldi) AND NOT title:(four seasons) AND ...
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"Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor RV 522" from A. Vivaldi, revisited by J.S. Bach

It's the first time I ask a question on musicfans.SE. Please don't be too severe :) Given the fact that J.S. Bach was very fond of the music of A. Vivaldi, he has revisited many of his pieces. I am ...
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Venetian baroque keyboard pieces

I'm looking for keyboard pieces written in the musical baroque period by Venetian composers. With "keyboard" I mean a solo piece that could be played on harpsichord or on a piano. I'm not ...
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is this listz or beethoven?

Found this but cant name it http://sndup.net/kbqz apps couldn't either
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Rubinstein with Rachmaninoff piano 3 and Horowitz with Chopin concertos

It seems to me that Rubinstein never recorded Rachmaninoff piano concerto 3, and Horowitz never did Chopin piano concertos. Does this mean that both of them thought their playing styles didn't suit ...
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"Dark" classical music

It is debatable if the genre of dark classical can really stand on its own. But perhaps there is a way to cut past the noise and get to that truly dark signal, if you pardon my pun. I'm approaching ...
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Does it occur that a (classical) music critic abstains from applauding?

This is probably an unusual question about tradition or etiquette. I believe I heard from a critic many years ago that it was appropriate for a critic not to applause after a concert. It gives the ...
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I am looking for lyrics of the song: Thomas Bergersen - A Place in Heaven

It has two versions, one is sung by Jenifer Thigpen as voice over. I am looking for lyrics of the version with her voice. I found lyrics in this website but it is in English and it does not sound like ...
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a well-known piece of classical music, in which the first or second violins or violas play many sixteenth or thirty-second notes

Is there any very well-known piece of classical music, in which the first or second violins or violas play many of the sixteenth or thirty-second notes (or, perhaps, even sixty-fourth notes) ...
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A book on the parallels between styles in music, theater, architecture, visual arts,

I have been looking into different periods in music history (medieval, renaissance, baroque, classic, romantic, 20th century, modern). I am now looking for a book that similarly covers a long period ...
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Are there any examples in classical music history of "mashups" of two unrelated works?

note: while I use contemporary examples to formulate my question, I'm asking for answers based on examples in classical music. Two contemporary music examples of a "mashup", the combination ...
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Recording of Complete Works of Antonio Vivaldi

I am looking for a recording of Antonio Vivaldi's Complete Works. Does anybody here know where to get it from?
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The start of "Amateur Hour" of the Sparks...classic etude?

As you know, "Amateur Hour" is a big analogy: learning love is like learning the piano. Now the beginning of the song always sounded to me as if someone was learning bar: CDEF, CDE F!, CD E!...
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Late medieval music - Queen of the Poles - Interpretation

I found some basic info about a piece titled "Polorum Regina," which is part of a larger collection known as Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. The pieces have a devotional feel / spirit as is ...
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In which of his works did Mussorgsky include features of human speech?

The wiki page on Speech-to-song illusion says: Many composers, including Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Mussorgsky, have argued that expressivity in music can be derived from inflections in speech, and ...
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What is this Beethoven piece? [closed]

I found an mp3 on my PC, marked as Fur Elise by Beethoven. I recognise the piece, but know it's not Fur Elise. Can anyone tell me what it is? Here is a link to a cut-down version (as I'm sure you'll ...
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Please help me identify this famous Classical Music melody [closed]

I sometimes have a piece of classical music stuck in my head and I just can't identify it. I just downloaded a free composing software so I can transcribe what I hear in my head. So please forgive ...
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Score for Musette in C Major

I'm trying to find a score (preferably written in Lilypond) for Musette in C Major. It's apparently in "Wolfgang's Music Book", number 14 and written by Leopold. I usually can find scores at ...
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Phrase opening, three decending octave intervals with timpani roll [closed]

I think of a big orchestral piece that starts or has this at a major phrase. Two descending staccato octave intervals with a pause between on the 1st (8th) and 5th. Then a timp roll and a 3rd ...
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Can't find a specific Melody Search Engine Website that I have seen before

I have been searching now already for quite a long time a website that does a similar job as the following websites: Peachnote Musipedia Unfortunately, these websites are not what I am looking for. ...
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Classical pieces in a number of movements - what in general connects them?

It is well-known and traditional that symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and so on, consist (in general) of multiple movements. The styles and tempos of each of these is often conventional, for example ...
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Ravel's "Sheherazade" by Boulez & von Otter; official title on side of cd

There is a Deutsche Grammophon CD with these compositions: Ravel: Sheherazade, Le Tombeau de Couperin, Pavane, Menuet Antique Debussy: Danses, Le Jet d'Eau, 3 Ballades de François Villon by Pierre ...
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Where to get/buy the sheet music of Alla Turca Jazz By Aysedeniz (based on Fazil Say)

I have been looking for the sheet music from this video by AyseDeniz. She re-arranged it based on Fazil Say's work. It used to be available on the Internet(Musicnotes)....
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Where to find modern Romantic style piano composers?

I've noticed some things I didn't quite get right in my first request. I was being too restrictive, I wasn't looking for modern composers in particular, just ones that composed in the style I liked. I ...
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"Mignon" in Robert Schumann (Album Für Die Jugend Op.68 and Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b)

"Mignon" was mentioned in: "Mignon" no.35 in <<Album Für Die Jugend Op.68>> This seems to be a reflection in the pondering or deep-...
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Can anyone help me find this soft string orchestra piece?

There's this soft string piece which plays from 6:21 til 6:41 of the video. Can anyone tell me what song this is? I find it really soothing and I hope to be able to hear the whole piece. ...
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Please help me to identify this piece

Could you please help me identify this classical piece from this small passage? https://voca.ro/1nl7M9LMRqV0
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What is meant by ‘Period’ in music?

See this documentary here with Stravinsky. Halting the rehearsal, he remarks (at 0:13) So give me once more the whole period. 39. According to Wiki a period ...
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Performing Hearts # 2 Classical Guitar

Does anyone have the cover booklet of this CD, and if so, can you tell me if it says who actually plays the tracks on the CD, if it says this in the booklet? Also, can you tell me what the tracks are ...
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What piece of music is this from? [closed]

This has been rattling around my head for a while. Please help identify. My closest approximation of the sheet music:
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List of musicians who play left-handed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musicians_who_play_left-handed Would it be rare where musicians can play the above musical instruments with either hand?
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Do musical recordings remove the breathe of the players?

Following the splendid question Has Vengerov's performance of the Sibelius violin concerto (1904 version) ever been recorded? I was listening to the Ilja Gringolts recording that Aaron links in ...
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Has Vengerov's performance of the Sibelius violin concerto (1904 version) ever been recorded?

The Sibelius violin concerto has a rather troubled history. In fact, the version we call 'the Sibelius violin concerto' is a revision of the original 1904 manuscript, due to bad reception at its ...
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Is there such a thing as relaxing/pleasant Internet radio stations in good quality with no ads?

Between 2004 and 2014, the Swedish government had a wonderful radio station called "SR Minnen", meaning "Swedish Radio Memories". It would constantly loop, without interruption, ...
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Which part of Schubert's Symphony No.8 is unfinished?

There are many unfinished pieces by different composers such as Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony No. 10 and etc. Most of the time, however, when I listen to these music, I don't find which part ...
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Which Haydn piece was used to set "Though my soul may set in darkness" to music? [closed]

Sarah Williams' lyrics "Though my soul may set in darkness" from her poem "The Old Astronomer" were set to music with a nice melody. See this YouTube video, for example. The melody ...
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Examples where a solo singer is in counterpoint to a choir?

I am trying to get inspiration to do exactly this: the sound of a small number of people in harmony, perhaps three or four, in counterpoint, singing different notes of different lengths, against a ...
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Can anyone please help me Identify the piece at the beginning of this video? [closed]

It sounds like a cello duet. Please help me!
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What is the clarinet solo at the beginning of Miss Marple June Whitfield Episodes

I would like to know the piece of music and composer of the theme music to the Radio 4 Miss Marple series https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0102h2y Many thanks Anna
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Looking for Classical/Romantic Music that used a String Quartet/Quintet with a Lute/Guitar [closed]

The title says it all, Need Classical/Romantic Music that used a String Quartet/Quintet with a Lute/Guitar, Preferably the simpler ones (I understand "simple" here is subjective, What I mean ...
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Classical Piano Piece, could you help me to identify it? [closed]

could you help me to identify this piece? Here it is , on 17:22, on this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vWvHaaMJnM&t=1091s I am not very knowledgeable about music. Thanks a ...
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Ennio Morricone's Ancora Qui first seconds

I feel the first piano musical notes, the very first secondes of Ancora Qui come from another classical music that'd be as famous as Ancora Qui. Unfortunately, I don't know which song and I have no ...
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Please help identify this beautiful piece of music played by legendary violinist Ida Haendel [closed]

Please help identify this beautiful piece of music played by legendary viloinist Ida Haendel. The music is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr9fOXyT70M Ida Haendel plays the violin ...
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What Music could be used to reflect industry and factory work?

Examples that may use mallets or other non instrumental sounds. A style like Iannis Xenakis' would be brilliant
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Why is C Sharp Minor rarely used by anything else other than the Piano?

Apparently C Sharp Minor is unheard of outside of the piano. Only two hugely successful symphonies have been made in this key. I was spurred on by Beethoven’s astonishing Moonlight Sonata and was ...
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Unusual string quartets

I particularly like string quartets, maybe a hangover from studying four part harmony in music school long ago. I already have a large number of string quartets, particularly from composers known ...
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A recording session with Igor Stravinsky

At 32:47, Stravinsky, whilst recording his Symphony of Psalms, just before another take, says to the orchestra “I give you one bar for nothing in four and the bar before nine is in three, six.” ...
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Measure numbers proper name

What are these measure numbers called. I could have just answered my own question there. See highlighted below. Who decides these? Is it the composer? You see I have noticed sometimes they are in ...
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