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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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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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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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What is the song with strings and a female singer only singing «lalalalala...»? [closed]

This song has a female voice pronouncing only the syllable "la", and there are strings (violins, cellos, etcetera). It is not very old, perhaps from the 1970's, and probably from France. I remember ...
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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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Is there any evidence that Georg Friedrich Händel was gay?

Händel, one of the two greatest baroque composers, and one of the greatest composers of all time, seems to have lived a very discreet personal life. All biographies I've read never mention anything ...
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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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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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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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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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is this listz or beethoven?

Found this but cant name it http://sndup.net/kbqz apps couldn't either
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Albums for classical songs played by electric guitar?

I am after an album of classical songs such as Vivaldi's four seasons played by electric guitars. I did a search about some neoclassical metal guitarists; but so far I have not yet found something I ...
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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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Why did Gustav Mahler use the song "Frère Jacques" in the 3rd movement of his Symphony No. 1 in D major?

Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, in D major, is written as a typical and conventional four-movement structure (opening - dance - slow - finale): I. Langsam, schleppend. II. Scherzo. Kräftig bewegt, ...
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Can you identify cello and piano piece in last scene of Agatha Christie ABC Murders (v. 2018 John Malkovich)? [closed]

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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How is the program of the Vienna New Year's Concert decided?

On the Vienna New Year's Concerts of this century, how was it decided what pieces of music are performed? Does the conductor of the year simply decide on his own after he is chosen? Or do candidate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information?

Music is often dubbed 'the universal language', but language usually carries some information. I know that music has many different notes, with letters and pitches assigned to each. Was there ever ...
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What piano piece is this? [closed]

https://youtu.be/Q21DmLCluhs this is a video I took of someone playing this song and I really want to know what it is so I can learn it.
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Has anyone recorded a cello version of Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major (BWV 846)

Note: I really mean CELLO version! I'm sure I've heard it, but starting to think I imagine it. It's also called 'Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major, BWM 846'. I believe it's the warm-up piece Bach ...
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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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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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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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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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Can someone identify this classical track? [closed]

could someone please identify the song from 00:13? It's a bit hard to hear because it was recorded on the airport and there is someone talking in the speaker. It's a classical track that I've heard ...
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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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What are examples of iconoclastic interpretations of classical music?

Having just listened to a recording of Tchaikovsky's first PC by Horowitz and Toscanini from 1943. It was so refreshing in terms of how different it was. Unfortunately the recording is very old which ...
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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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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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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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Identify the music on Australian advertisement for Sidchrome spanners [closed]

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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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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Operetta theme on piano/organ roll [closed]

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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"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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When did Beste (vocal genre in Ottoman classical music) appear?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beste_(Turkish_music) (CC-BY-SA): The beste is a vocal genre in Ottoman classical music. It was a movement of the fasıl, or suite. When did the genre appear, and when ...
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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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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?