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 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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I can’t work out the instrument Stravinsky uses in “Pulcinella”

I can’t figure out what instrument is being used to aid in keeping his beat. It sounds like pizzicato on the cello, it’s too high for a double bass I think? You hear it at 1:28 and 2:01 for ...
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Are there any ensembles that try to play as broad of styles of music as possible?

The Ensemble InterContemporaine plays contemporary classical music, countless orchestras play classical music, there are groups that play Chinese, Indian, Gamelan, jazz, and so on. Is there any ...
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What are the 'Non-European' 'Classical' musics?

As a French, I've heard many classical musics so far, as instance, among plenty others: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor, K.550 — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': Ode to ...
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What is this theme by Vivaldi called?

What is this piece by Vivaldi called? It's Exercise 97 in Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing 1" book, with no explanation other than "Theme by Vivaldi". You can hear a recording here: https://www.youtube....
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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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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? [closed]

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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