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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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?) [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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Familiar Sheet Music Identification!

I'm trying to identify this music. I believe it's from a game, Its very familiar... but I just can't put my finger on what it is. Hoping someone here might be able to figure it out! Notes I cobbled ...
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What is the name of this song from my daughter's preformance? [closed]

My daughter was acting at a gymnastics performance. There was a song at it, but no one knows how is this song called. It would be great for her to know the name of the song. Here is the video: https://...
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Help identifying this orchestral work

I heard this piece on public radio a few years ago and I haven't been able to track it down. It sounds a bit like Elgar, but I haven't found any pieces that match it.
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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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Identifying Celesta Music

I'm trying to identify a piece of music which I believe is being played on a celesta. I have heard it in several places but can only find a couple of examples. These can be found here at 0:03 https://...
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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 ...
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Identify pieces included in an app from 1990ish Acorn A3000 called Maestro

I had an Acorn A3000 when I was younger and it has a music writing application called Maestro with a few pieces of music pre-programmed into it. This is one that I have remembered ever since but I ...
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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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Vivaldi RV 580 - is it for guitar or violin? Confused why it's listed both ways

As I type this, I'm listening to Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor for 4 Guitars and Cello, which is labeled RV 580 and has the title "L'estro Armonico No 10." This is the specific recording: https://...
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Please recommend: haunting or dark organ music

One image that has long stuck with me is Captain Nemo (from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea), up late, in his submarine, playing melancholy music on his undersea organ. I think the power of an organ ...
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I-Catalogue Number

I recently noticed a so-called "I-Catalogue Number" in the General information section of scores on IMSLP, such as this score. What does this mean? I searched on IMSLP and on the internet, but could ...
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Where can I find information about compositions using composer and catalogue number?

I am really curious about Vivaldi RV 440, RV 418 and RV 63 (La Follia) etc: When were they created? Are there any certain subjects/reasons behind each composition? What databases can I use to find ...
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Classical piece performed on hammer organ

Could you please help me identify the composer and the name of the following tune? I have no idea where to start searching for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2MF9Nhw0ng Thanks for your help.
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Why doesn't anyone write great symphonies any more?

Most of the "great" symphonies stem from the 18th and 19th centuries. Shostakovich was the last great symphonic composer and he died in 1975. I'm not aware of anyone writing great symphonies since him....
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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song? [closed]

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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Melancholy piano waltz [closed]

I've tried my best on several websites/apps to find out what was that piano piece, but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? I have added the piano piece on youtube Thank you!
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Tchaikovsky opera opus numbers

Tchaikovsky wrote the opera Vakula the Smith in 1874. It was revised as Cherevichki (The Slippers) in 1885. "Vakula the Smith" is given Opus 14, and as far as I can tell "Cherevichki" has the same ...
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Classical style bands/music with non-opera vocal singer

I really like classical music with low number of instruments and I also like woman voice singing in calm, natural style (non-opera style). Does anyone here know for some band or music piece that ...
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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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Why do many vinyl albums place sides I and IV on one record and II and III on the other?

Why do many vinyl albums of classical music have Sides 1 / 4 on the first record and 2 / 3 on the second? An example of this is the RCA Red Seal recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by the Boston ...
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What makes music good to study by?

In my life I've only heard TWO albums that I could spend time studying or working to. I don't mean that these two have been the only ones I could ever bear to hear the sound of. Instead, I'm saying ...
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Ave Maria Guarani

There are many compositions that use the text of "Ave Maria". One of them is "Ave Maria Guarani" from The Mission. Given how often classical compositions make it into movies, I've been wondering if ...
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Is it actually possible to dance a Sarabande to Erik Satie's "Sarabandes"?

In 1887 Erik Satie composed the "Sarabandes", three pieces of solo piano music. A "Sarabande" is also a kind of medieval dance. Are Satie's Sarabandes actually Sarabande music in the sense that you ...
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Identify this piece by Fauré that starts on a D♭?

Please see the 29:24 juncture here. The left hand plays solid chords, while the right broken triads.
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Did Glen Gould record the full Liszt transcription of Beethoven's 7th symphony?

Disclaimer: My main reference for all facts in the question is wikipedia. In 1992 Glen Gould recorded (recording released by Sony) Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's 5th symphony. Roughly a year ...
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Why is Broschi's "Son qual nave ch'agitata" in Vivaldi's opera "L'oracolo in Messenia"?

It's supposed to be composed by Riccardo Broschi but i realized it was on the list of the album of the opera L'oracolo in Messenia by Vivaldi.
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What is this classical piece used in Miss Marple radio drama? [closed]

This is really bugging me! There's a modern-ish sounding classical piece used in snatches throughout the BBC Radio drama Miss Marple's Final Cases and I can't identify it. Maybe Vaughn Williams? ...
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What violin piece is played by Fargas in the movie "The Ninth Gate"?

Was the violin piece played by the character of Fargas in Polanski's movie The Ninth Gate (when the main character Corso meets him in his mansion) created for the movie or based on a real, pre-...
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Did Beethoven assist to rehearsals?

As you may know, Beethoven spent the last decade of his life almost completely deaf. That made me wonder : Was he a conductor ? Did he assist to the rehearsals of his concerts ?
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Books of collected CD liner/program notes?

I love reading the liner notes and short texts that come inside classical CDs and concert programs. Can you recommend a compilation of these in book form? Either by multiple authors or one, but ...
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Did Ferenc Fricsay perform Dvorak's 8th Symphony?

I love Fricsay's unusual sound, but I have only been able to find a recording of his Dvorak 9th 'New World'. Is anyone aware of a recording of the eighth? Or, perhaps an alternative to beat ...
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Identify this instrumental electronic and classical music

I have this instrumental music on my computer, but it has no information attached: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5jOXzxlxbMhdEM1YWlxLTRtZTA/view
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What is the background music of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar but not The Devil's Gallop?

I'm looking for the title and composer of this dark and melancholic background piece that can be heard between 10:06 - 10:23 on this youtube video. I've looked everywhere, tried lots of programs to ...
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The piano introduction to Pink Martini's "La Soledad"

Can anyone recognize the piano introduction, at the beginning of Pink Martini's La Soledad, as a classical piano piece? It sounds very Debussy to me, but I'm not familiar enough to know... https://...
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Citing a piece of music with a transcriber or arranger

How do you properly name a piece of music if it was transcribed by someone? Specifically I'm looking at a J. S. Bach Gigue, from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV 1006, originally written for a solo ...
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Antiphonal violins

I recently attended a performance of Beethoven's Eroica. Beethoven's Eroica with the CBSO under Jamie Phillips For the pieces in the first half, the orchestra was arranged in the usual fashion but ...
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A genre that sounds oriental but is far away from it

How does one call this kind of movie soundtrack, examples are: Eric Serra - Akta (fifth element) Eric Serra - What's happening out there (Leon the professional) and maybe Christophe Heral - ...
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Upbeat classical music for kids 6 - 8

I'm looking for some upbeat "catchy" classical music for an upcoming road trip. My daughters are 6 and 8 and the music would be for the quieter moments of the trip. Beethoven's Rage Over a Lost Penny ...
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Looking for a bassoon piece

I have this bassoon piece in my head and I cannot work out what it is. It is for solo bassoon with piano accompaniment in D minor. The bassoon melody starts in 4/4 like so Later there is a section in ...
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Classical pieces with Latin lyrics: sicut erat in principio et nunc

Can't identify what this is. Please help.
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Choral composition with train whistle effect [closed]

I'm looking for a piece of choral music that I once stumbled upon on Youtube, but for the life of me can't find again. It was for unaccompanied mixed chorus might or might not have been by Jaakko ...
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Name of the piano piece in the Argerich documentary "Bloody Daughter" [closed]

I would like to know the name of the piano piece from the documentary "Bloody Daughter". The scene with the music starts 1:22:18 which is near the end of the movie. The piece is played by Martha ...
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tubular bells in well known classical and modern music pieces

I'm part of music group that consists of three violinists, trumpet player (who can also play piano) and piano player/percussionist. For an upcoming event we have to include some songs with tubular ...
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How much of Opera is about sex?

We seem to think that so much of classical music is pure and noble but in my practice there seems to be a few common themes in Opera. Opera may very well be more Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll than what ...