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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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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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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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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Songs that sound like Dismantle by Peter Sandberg?

Today I heard Dismantle by Peter Sandberg: I can't help by feel like I've heard this song before, specifically in a movie or in an advertisement, but I can't seem to ...
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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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help me identify flute tunelet in Minor Alterations by Lovrien

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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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 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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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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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

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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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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Identify classical soundtrack of a British Airways documentary?

Could someone please tell me what the name of this classical music is in A Very British Airline - British Airways Documentary, Episode 3 at the linked time (55:36).
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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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50 People Chop a Jalapeno: Classical piece at 1:59

50 People Try to Chop and Deseed a Jalapeño Pepper | Epicurious The piece runs from 1:59 to 2:54
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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Tchaikovsky piece

I was listening to a show on BBC radio about Tchaikovsky, and some related historic topics. At one point there was this piece of music that briefly played that was on the glockenspiel or a similar ...
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Can someone identify this classical track?

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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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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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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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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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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Can't remember the name/composer of this well-known classical tune

I try to find this tune but can't remember the name. Can anyone help? It goes like E5 D5 E5 C5 E5 B4 E5 A4 E5. I also tried to play this on virtual piano which I think might help.
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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