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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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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Help identifying a classical piece

Please listen to about 8 seconds starting here: I believe this is a reference to another classical piece, probably something more famous, maybe by Beethoven, maybe ...
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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

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?

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

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?

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

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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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?

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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How would you Find music if what you listen to isn't all the same genre but it has the same appeal? [closed]

Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce is a song that can very easily hype a situation to that of epic proportions and it can be "Felt" or other wise envisioned by those who are moved ...
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Rachmaninoff: Symphony no.2 woodwind instrument

Firstly, Rachmaninoff. Holy s***! He must have been terribly sad :( There's a woodwind instrument at 35:21 sounds too rich for a flute is it an Oboe? It's the most wonderful passage, you can hear this ...
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Can anyone please help me Identify the piece at the beginning of this video?

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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Can anyone Identify this Piano Music?

Please could someone identify the piano music which is playing in the background of this video?
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Looking for Classical/Romantic Music that used a String Quartet/Quintet with a Lute/Guitar

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?

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

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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What is this composition played in a J. P. Seeburg Orchestrion “H”?

In this video: https://youtu.be/iH0YS8vlHyM?t=615 an instrument called "orchestrion", a combination of piano, pipe organ, reed organ, drum set, and xylophone, is demonstrated with a composition whose ...
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Cannot identify strange ‘ringing’ noise right towards the end of Mahler’s 8th Symphony

There’s a strange ‘ringing’ — best word I can use to describe the sound — right at the end of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, and I can’t work out if it’s woodwinds or another family, although it doesn’t sound ...
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Is there a music score search engine?

Is there a good search engine to find music based on the melody or score? I frequently find myself wondering what a certain song is for which I can hum the tune and I am wondering if there is a ...
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What is the piano piece being played at the very start of this video on YouTube titled *ABBA Waterloo Eurovision 1974*?

What is the piano piece being played at the very start of this video on YouTube titled ABBA Waterloo Eurovision 1974?
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When a conductor is conducting what musical line are they reading?

I’m really curious, when a conductor is conducting a piece on what line is he reading and analysing the music from? It would make sense for him to read the violins as they form the heart of the ...

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