Questions tagged [classical-music]

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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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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Is this etude for cello in D major by Popper? [closed]

First post, not sure identification questions are still welcome on this site, but my question is certainly well scoped, since I have a score that clearly refers to a very specific composition - I just ...
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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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What is this classical piece?

I have a classical piece that is playing in my mind for a long time. I tried to whistle it below. https://record.reverb.chat/s/zqnGHgwaB5TTpAi9e8vH It is definitelly something baroque, most likely by ...
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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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help me identify flute tunelet in Minor Alterations by Lovrien [closed]

The concert band I play in is going to perform the piece Minor Alterations by Lovrien. (Link to publisher's catalog) It's a fun piece, made of Christmas songs rearranged into minor keys. It also ...
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Can't remember the name of original classical violin piece used in "Smooth Criminal" performed by David Garrett?

It appears from 1:25. It goes like AECAECA, CEACEGisA. I definitely know the piece, but can't remember it. The classic piece is supposed to start with fast notes of ...
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What is this piece (marked as Cavatina by Chopin, but I'm not sure it is)

I have an mp3 named "Chopin Cavatina" and am trying to check if this is correct. I've searched around, and can't find a Chopin piece by that name. The famous Cavatina (used as the theme for ...
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Please help me identify the symphony played at the beginning of this video [closed]

In this youtube video, from the timestamps 0:14 to 0:17 there is a symphony being played that sounds like it's from the Romantic Period. Does anyone know what this symphony is called?
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Please help me identify classical piece in background of item about Serena Venus [closed]

Please help me identify this piece, it begins at 8:23 From my own research: -It seems to be a wind quintet or possibly a subset of a larger ensemble (hopefully not) -...
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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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Can anyone please help identify the song in the background? [closed]

Can anyone please help identify the song in the background? Been search for weeks no luck !--
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Who composed the Patterson Chorale song that is popular for band warm-up exercises?

My marching/pep band played this at school, and then I heard it in a medley of other songs, and now I found it on YouTube, so it must be pretty popular. I googled Patterson Chorale and couldn't find ...
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Please help me identify this piece of classical music [closed]

I can't remember the exact key, but the melody sounds like this: mi mi mi-- si #re- #re do si la- si la so #fa si si #la-- sol #fa mi si si #la-- sol #fa mi #fa la #fa la #fa la #fa #fa #fa #fa-- si ...
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What is this Beethoven piece?

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

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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Can anyone identify the music in this Vox video? piano/pizzacato part?

it sounds like a walts/classical ish piece of music? i cant quite put my finger on it
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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

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 you help me identify a classical piece? [closed]

I remember a short part of a classical piece I heard. I know it is extremely unlikely that someone can identify it with such little information, but I think it has to be either a symphony, a piano ...
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Recordings using extended pianos

Some pianos have more than the usual 88 keys, for example the Imperial Bösendorfer has 97 and can play down to C0 rather than just A0. I have watched a couple of YouTube videos which have got me ...
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Identify Schubert Chamber Music

I need help identifying this chamber music by Schubert. Unfortunately, the attached sample is all I have, but I do remember that the sample is played on the cello and that there was also piano and ...
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Need help recognizing Bach's piece

I've heard this not that long ago, I keep hearing this in my mind but can't remember the piece. Theme sounds something like: Wouldn't know the actual tonality
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Can someone help identify this piece possibly by Ravel?

I'm going to sound a bit silly trying to describe this piece but I heard it on the classical channel and can't get it out of my head. It starts high and light, with wind instruments. There are two ...
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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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Contrabasson or contrabass in the begining of this Harnoncourt recording of Johannespassion, BWV 245, Part 1: "Herr, unser Herrscher"

== Crossposted from Music.SE as the question was deemed more appropriate for this site by a user with lots of rep == Consider this Harnoncourt recording of: Johannespassion, BWV 245, Part 1: "...
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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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Orchestral piece, from several movies? Sounds like a song that would appear at the end of a movie, when the protagonist walks away from the camera [closed]

What is the song that plays in this 16-second audio clip, found here? It sounds like the type of song that would play at the end of a movie, when the protagonist walks away from the camera. I have ...
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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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My grandma played this song. Does anyone recognize it? [closed]

Here is the song: link. I think it might be Schubert, but I'm not sure.
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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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Identify Classic Sheet Music (Violin?)

Need help in identifying this piece of music (for violin I think?). There wasn't any title, composer or any other information on the sheet music. Thank you!
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"Mystery" Classical (?) Piece on Piano [closed]

In the mid 90's my dad had a classical (?) piano tape with a song on it, and I've been trying to identify it every since. I don't believe it should be too exotic a piece, I have not had luck with ...
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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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Can anyone help me identify this classical piece from a taco video please? [closed]

During lockdown I was watching a lot of random videos, like this one about tacos: I've been trying to identify the outro song starting around 5:53, but have been ...
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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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What is this sample of classical music in this black metal song?

There seems to be a sample of dramatic classical music in the beginning of Hesitant Behaviour by Diabolical Masquerade. Does someone recognise it?
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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?

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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Piano song from "Genius: Ep 3" minute 32 [closed]

Would you know what is the music heard on the piano in the following link https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/aym4SIowU8n1l4b it comes from the serie "Genius", on Einstein, in the episode 3, ...
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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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