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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Can you identify cello and piano piece in last scene of Agatha Christie ABC Murders (v. 2018 John Malkovich)?

I thought I knew my classical music well until I heard this piece in the 2018 BBC/AMAZON PRIME VIDEO production of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders with John Malkovich as Poirot. It is a cello and ...
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Der Rosenkavalier Suite for winds

Many years ago I heard on the radio a suite from Der Rosenkavalier played by a wind band or a large wind ensemble. It was charming. Either I missed hearing who the performers were, or I didn't listen ...
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How is one to enjoy listening to the piece “Epigrams: I. –” by Elliott Carter?

How am I supposed to appreciate or enjoy listening to Epigrams: I. – composed by Elliot Carter, from his Late Works (2017) album? Is there a certain way of listening or do you need specific knowledge ...
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Can someone help me identify the background music in this YouTube video?

I've been trying to search for the name of the piece played in the minute 5:25 of this video, however I still have no answer and its been months. iKON - ‘자체제작 iKON TV’ EP.2-1
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Help identifying this piece of music

I heard this piece of music https://youtu.be/G2CcgbFU-fI and recognise it but can't for the life of me remember what it's called/how I know it. Is anyone able to help please?
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Can someone tell me the name of this piece?

I learned this tune a long while back and do not remember it's name or the entire piece. I've recorded what I remembered and was hoping if someone knows it and can tell me it's name. You can listen to ...
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Did Chopin request that his Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 (E minor) be played at his own funeral?

I have read in a couple of places that Chopin himself requested for his Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 to be played at his own funeral, but no citation was given. Now I know that the preludes No. 4 and No. 6 ...
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A clavecin tune in the film “Marie Antoinette”

In the film "Marie Antoinette" there is a scene at roughly 1h35mn where a friend or lover plays the clavecin. We can see his face close up for a few seconds when he plays. Then a woman standing ...
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What is this classical piece

Apologies for the poor recording. We heard this playing and its really annoying us that we cant figure it out! https://cruholdingsltd-my.sharepoint.com/:u:/g/personal/scott_cruholdings_com/...
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What is this piece of classical music heard on the UK Channel BBC 2, on the Great Australian Railway Journeys series?

Can anyone help with identifying this piece of classical music, please? It was on Great Australian Railway Journeys series 1 episode 5 (Kuranda to Townsville) last Saturday (Nov 23), on the UK ...
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Classical song with rhythm “du dudu duuu duuu”

Does anyone know the name to this classical song that goes "du dudu duuuu duuuu" (eight note, two sixteenth notes, two quarter notes). https://onlinesequencer.net/1290079
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Male/Female Key vs. Octave

In many pop songs today, when the song is sung by one gender: The same gender as the singer would sing it in the original key and register. Another gender would sing the transposed version written in ...
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Help me track down this classical/soundtrack piece of music please!

I have been trying to find out what this piece of music is for over a year with no luck. I recorded myself whistling the tune - most of it is a string orchestra with a quick flurry from a flute at ...
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What music is this? [closed]

I have uploaded short audio in Soundcloud. I couldn't find its name. Please Help me find it. Unknown Music
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Why are major keys traditionally happy and minor keys traditionally sad?

From the 15th to 18th of last July, I was in a music education camp in Alpensia Resort of Pyeongchang. On the 17th, a masterclass teacher taught this to me and all of the other students, while working ...
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Os Cantos Sertanejos by Villa-Lobos?

I got a reference to a composition "Os Cantos Sertanejos" by Heitor Villa-Lobos in the sixth paragraph of the following article: https://anovademocracia.com.br/no-198/7625-villa-lobos-musica-erudita-...
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Podcast on History and evolution of Musics

I am looking for a beginner-friendly podcast which can introduce me to the world of music, like beginning from the old times and through the classic era and last century to the present. Do you know of ...
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Is there such a piece like Sonata No 9 for piano by Chopin?

I am listening to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDqUSdG7NA and it has the title "Sonata No 9 | Frederic Chopin". I am trying to cross check the existence of the original piece and attribution ...
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Pasculli Oboe Concerto Composition Year

Does anyone know which year the Pasculli's La Favourita oboe concerto is composed? I only know it's published in 1976.
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Need help to identify this baroque keyboard sonata

I only have the 25 seconds of a baroque piece. It sounds like harpsichord but I'm not sure and it also sounds like E minor. I have been looking for it for years no success. I tried to search E minor ...
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Violin melody - 2/4 time, D major

I'm looking for a piece for violin and accompaniment (piano or orchestra, I can't remember). The violin has a tune which, as far as I can remember, goes like this. Neither http://www.themefinder.org/ ...
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The name of this classical piano song

Hi I would love to know the name of this song so I'll be able to get the notes and play it. Currently I don't know anything I remember some stuff and I'm playing some parts to show you what it is it's ...
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Classical strings - Nat Geo “How Stars Are Born”

A National Geographic video plays this classical music track in the background. Unsure if this "contemporary" music or not.... Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80eMTnnLjhs&t=1m13s
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Chopin wrote a plagal cadence at the end of his Scherzo No. 1 that resembles a final “Amen” on a choral hymn. Was he a Christian?

Composer under examination: Frédéric Chopin Musical piece under examination: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Excerpt under examination: Final Cadence Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 in B minor concludes ...
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What classical pieces are references in Michael Kamen's orchestral score for Last Action Hero?

The film Last Action Hero makes several meta references to its own film genres and to classical music and literature (Shakespeare, Mozart, Vivaldi, Dracula among others...), merrily mixing cartoon ...
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Theme from a classical ballet

I heard this theme recently, I know I've already heard it before but I can't put my finger on it. Can anybody tell me where it's from? I reckon from a ballet? I'm not so sure I'm allowed to post this ...
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Level 1 Background Music from *Circus Charlie* NES game

Today I was listening to the retro 1920s classic music radio and suddenly a familiar tune came into my mind. What I can tell is that it closely resembles the bgm of a nes game I played long time ago - ...
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How can I use music to increase productivity?

How can I use music to increase productivity ?? I listen to music for about half an hour each day and find that it can be very relaxing for my daily schedule but I mostly find that I end up ...
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Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful classical piece (identify from score)

Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful. Can you tell me the name and composer of this piece of classical music I've tried to recreate from memory? I'll be eternally grateful, of course. https://...
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Classical music database

To evolve my classical music knowledge and appreciation, I think there might be need of an (online) database of compositions, not recordings. I like and use RYM (Rate Your Music), but the format is ...
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“Can keep on wind to go on and on…” minor key, female singer, heard in Starbucks

I'm seeking a beautiful song I heard at Starbucks It was sung by a woman the lyrics were something like "can keep on wind to go on and on". It was a melodic song in a minor key.
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Opera performances used as examples in a lecture

I attended a lecture and loved these performances but forgot the names.
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Classical strings piece in Maryna Viazovska - 4/6 Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space

In Maryna Viazovska - 4/6 Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space, strings play classical music from 0:04-0:14. Can anyone please identify this piece?
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Fast song in Victor Borge's “Page Turner” comedy routine

Victor Borge was a Danish musician who was also known for his comedy routines. Here he combines music and comedy in a routine based on a volunteer from the audience being unable to turn pages for him....
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Religious music - one note for extended period

Can anyone point me to examples of the following: Vicars often sing before prayer (I think) in a particular style that focuses on one note for the majority of the phrase and then moves to maybe ...
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Classical piece used as hold music on call to local GP

I heard it while on hold calling my local GP. Very familiar sounding. I tried to Shazam it but didn't work. I put the first few notes into the sequencer.
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What is this classical piece played in Andrew Graham-Dixon's “Renaissance” episode 4?

Renaissance is a six-part documentary series by Andrew Graham-Dixon on Renaissance art. I came across an upload of episode 4 on YouTube, and there is a classical piece that starts playing in the ...
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Trying to identify Carlos Kleiber recording of Mozart/Beethoven with lots of applause at the end for funeral music

This question is about trying to identify a Carlos Kleiber recording of (probably) Mozart/Beethoven with lots of applause at the end for funeral music. Recently a family member died who loved music ...
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Searching for a ballet: (nude?) female solo dancer on uneven surface (to Strawinsky?)

I know this sounds vague, but I have this memory of a video of an Asian (I think fully nude) female ballet dancer dancing on an uneven (wavy) surface to Stravinsky (Sacre du Printemps?) I remember ...
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Identify the music on Australian advertisement for Sidchrome spanners

Back in the 1980s or 90s, there was an advertisement on Australian TV for Sidchrome spanners. It showed a collection of spanners being made, starting with red hot metal being stamped out, then cleaned ...
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Can anyone please help me identify the classical piece at 1:59 in this youtube video?

Here's the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn5lHEtH43s The piece runs from 1:59 to 2:54
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What is the name of the piece in the ballroom scene in “The Favourite” (2018)?

There is a piece of baroque music played during the ballroom dance scene of "The Favourite" (2018), which was not released on the official soundtrack. What is this piece?
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Operetta theme on piano/organ roll

This beautiful classical overture from opera or operetta has no name. I looked everywhere but can not find this music. If you know the name of this misic, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/...
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Original “Glory To The Sun” Russian folk song used as a theme in Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 and others

In String Quartet No. 8, Beethoven made use of a Russian theme based on the folk song (or hymn) "Glory To The Sun". Other composers also used this song as a theme: Mussorgski in "Boris Gudunov", ...
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Name of music in commercial 2 for mermaid scar

What is the name of the musical piece from commercial # 2 of the anime “mermaids scar”?
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What is the name and composer of this classical organ music?

What is the name and composer of this classical organ music? https://photos.app.goo.gl/YrBDV8sx8H4x2d4y7
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Did Glenn Gould's humming bother other musicians during concerts?

I hope this question is appropriate on this SE. Maybe it's a bit of a trivia but somehow I see it as part of music history. So Glenn Gould's humming is notorious and does not need to be discussed. ...
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What genre of classical music is Caroline Shaw?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Caroline Shaw's "this might also be a form of dreaming" and "Partita for 8 voices". Some of it sounds familiar, like the myriad of "modern" manic sounding ...
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Anyone know this song name for this sheet music? [closed]

I have this piece I need to learn, but I don't know the name so I can't search for any performances of it. Anyone have any idea what the piece is called? It's for trumpet. https://i.gyazo.com/...
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“Fidi amanti” from Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe

The music of aria "Fidi amanti che costanti", in third act of Vivaldi's opera "Dorilla in Tempe", is not extant. A version of it, however, was performed in the recent Naïve recording, but with no clue ...