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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For Classical Music, is there a database of online recordings that feature the composer (as a conductor or musician)?

Obviously, this question concerns only composers who could have been recorded after 1877, the start of the poor, impractical Acoustic Age of recording equipment; or more realistically, 1925, the ...
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What is the name of Opus No. 8 by Nikolay Ladukhin?

This is a question regarding an historical Russian composer. I have done much research regarding the works of Nikolay Ladukhin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Ладухин). However, piecing together a more ...
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Why does every version of "Requiem" always include "Kyrie Eleison"?

I've heard/sung many different versions of "Requiem" (Mozart, Brahms, Rutter, Faure). They are usually sung in latin with the same lyrics, except "Kyrie Eleison" which is greek. So why is a greek ...
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What is the name of the song in this video of MozART Group and Bobby McFerrin?

What is the name of the song at 3:10 in this video of MozART Group and Bobby McFerrin.
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Does anyone recognize part of all of this baroque-style piece? [closed]

Several years ago I arranged a Purcell-like piece for chorus that someone remarked was "familiar," so I set it aside. It's one thing to borrow tropes from the baroque canon as an exercise and another ...
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What does a rough analysis on this piece give? [closed]

I would like some insight into what could be said of this piece in regards to anything that is generally spoken of a piece when it is being analyzed or critiqued. It is called El Viaje Imaginario by ...
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Why do most recordings of "Land of Hope and Glory" not include the stanzas?

Looking around recordings of the British Anthem "Land of Hope and Glory" I find that most of them do not include either one of the two stanzas of: Dear Land of Hope, thy hope is crowned, God make ...
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Piano arrangement identification from one measure of sheet music

On Music.SE, someone posted a question about how to play a particular piano piece. The piece appears to be in 12/8 time and E-flat major, and looks extremely awkward to play. The author of the ...
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What is the name of this classical music piece

In this concert, they start by Bolero, and then there is a music piece beautiful but i have never heard it Minute 16:35 Could you help identify it please
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How did Gilbert and Sullivan protect their operas from pirates?

While watching some of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, I have heard repeatedly (including the extras on the DVDs) that Gilbert and Sullivan had a serious problem with people, specifically in the ...
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Is Sweelinck's Toccata primi toni, SwWV 286 one of the first baroque pieces?

Sweelinck is considered one of the first baroque composers. In fact, most his pieces are still very Renaissance style. One of his most famous pieces that sounds more baroque is Toccata primi toni, ...
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Pieces Similar to the "Infernal Dance" Sequence from Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite"

I need some pretty "epic" music for a project, and the opening part of the "Infernal Dance" is perfect, but I need more. The horns and percussion are perfectly placed for my needs in the "Infernal ...
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Are all ORIGINAL VERSION classical sheet music in the public domain? [closed]

I know that there is a law in US mentioning that any copyright of any musical composition drops by 70 years after composer's death. The point is that this law is ambiguous. I heard many viewpoints ...
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Flute melody from classical symphony

I have tried midomi, SoundHound, and Kooplet to no avail. My search on Kooplet contains the part I remember and can be listened to on this page. I know that this part is performed by the flute. What ...
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Which part of the Magic Flute is this music from?

There exist this music that comprises of variations on a Theme by Mozart. As I understand it comes from the Magic Flute. I would love to know which part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaEcDgxm8es
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What is the Sweelinck fantasia played by Glenn Gould?

Glenn Gould has a CD of early music in which he plays a piece by Jan Sweelinck simply titled "Fantasia in D." I have searched hard for this piece - it is not one of the other Sweelinck fantasias like ...
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Online source with classical music concerts to come

I am sorry in case it happens to be a severe off-topic, but with my interest in classical music recently revived I was looking for specific performances all over the world, as in Amsterdam (where I ...
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Clip from orchestral classical instrumental

I've heard several times but don't know the name of it. It seems to be very famous. https://clyp.it/r0sqwixf
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Who are present great composers of a classical tune like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven? [closed]

There were many great composers of a classical tune like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. I don't know present great composers of a classical tune like them. Could you teach me?
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Did "On the Media" misidentify this background music?

A recent "On the Media" segment identifies the background music as Shostakovich's "Second Waltz." I'm certain it's not the "Second Waltz" - at least not the famous one. But ... what is this music? ...
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What is the opus number of Charles Koechlin's Monody for English horn?

Today, I heard Charles Koechlin's Monody for English horn Lajos Lencses CD CPO 999614-2 Does anyone know which opus number this work has?
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Does this sound similar to Beethoven's compositions?

These background sound very good. Any idea as to whether these are original compositions? It definitely sounds similar to Beethoven's music. https://youtu.be/c5rZMUqaRtM
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Where are these three songs from?

Can someone help me out and tell me where these three songs (the highlighted ones) are taken from? They've been transcribed for violin, but I would like to listen to the originals if possible. Song ...
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Music with brutal and high variations of tempo and/or sound level and/or pitch [closed]

I try to give a hand to a friend who is preparing a talk about borderline personality in psychology. Particularly, she was thinking to highlight the emotional distress and instability with some ...
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Songs like Preludes, Book I, L117

I have some of those random "top 99 essential" classical albums. One of the songs is Préludes, Book I, L 117 VIII. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin (The Girl With The Flaxen Hair), played by Peter ...
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Symphonic poem based on river Oder

In Chapter 9 of E. M. Forster’s novel Howards End, there is a reference to a symphonic poem based on the river Oder in Germany. The course of the Oder is to be like music. It’s obliged to remind her ...
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What did Chopin think of the saxophone?

Adolphe Sax arrived in Paris in 1842, when Chopin had been living in Paris for some years. Both Chopin and Sax lived in Paris until 1849, when Chopin died. It seems highly likely that Chopin heard ...
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Classical instrumental from "Voyager - Innocenzo Manzetti" video [closed]

I wonder if you know which song is playing on this video: https://youtu.be/5UUcDU3ZiLo The song on violin is playing in the background of this video from time 0.30 minutes Thanks! Best
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Songs similar to Solveig's Song

Not being an avid listener of classical music in general, I generally find it tough to find classical music I really like. The entire Peer Gynt suite I love very much though, with a particular ...
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which one is Gabriel Fauré, Requiem, op. 48

There is a show, and it is written that they will perform Gabriel Fauré, Requiem, op. 48 I searched on Spotify so I found that Requiem for Faure has too many op (i don't know how to call them) and ...
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Tease of a fugue in Beethoven's Hammerklavier

There's a passage approximately two minutes before the main fugue theme of the fourth mvt. in Beethoven's Hammerklavier op. 106; it lays out a brilliant theme for a fugue which is thereafter never ...
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Why are specific parts to music not free?

I wanted to get my hands on the tuba part for Bruckner's 8th so I could study the finale. I found I could get the full score for free, but I had to pay for the singular part. I'm pretty sure that the ...
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Which works were the basis of J. G. Walther's organ transcriptions of concertos?

The German composer Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748) adapted about a dozen (mostly Italian) concertos for the organ. The only comprehensive list of these transcriptions for organ that I was able ...
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Identification of classical music at end of BBC Einstein's Unfinished Symphony [closed]

I was watching BBC Horizon's Einstein's Unfinished Symphony. Being a classical music fan, i want to know which song is being played at the at the start of 46:44 till the end of the documentary. link- ...
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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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Why are pianists included in The Carnival of the Animals?

In Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals*, the 11th section is entitled Pianists. This may sound like a silly question, but why are pianists included as part of animals? *(video with audio and sheet ...
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Quote about classical music during the Industrial Revolution

I know, there's a (famous) composer who said that classical music during the industrial revolution should sound louder, because there was more noise (from machines) to be "good". I want to know who ...
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Beethoven's masses

I've checked on Wikipedia and other biographies on Beethoven but I can't seem to find any other masses he did apart from the one in C Major. Does anyone know any others or even better, could someone ...
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What is the song "Unstoppable" by Posthumus famous for? [closed]

I recently was browsing Spotify, and I came across Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus. It's an awesome song, but it sounds really familiar... I don't watch Sherlock Holmes, so I know I didn't first hear it ...
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What year was the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina song written?

Can anyone tell me what year the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina was originally written. I think it was originally a piano song by the transcribed to guitar in the 1930's by Andres Segovia. Can anyone ...
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Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers?

And why, after so long, have so few performers followed his lead but instead wandered after his side interest, Bach? Were scientists the same, they'd now be spending most of their efforts on Newton's ...
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James Rhodes plays Chopin during Front Row interview, but can you identify the piece? [closed]

On BBC Radio 4 2015-08-31 Front Row did an interview with James Rhodes At 18m20s he introduces a piece he played for an agent, which he describes as a ridiculously difficult piece by Chopin. ...
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Music for relaxing mind? [closed]

After several hours work, sometimes a math book to concentrate, sometimes trivial admin stuff, I feel my brain disturbed, seems a voice or many voices is whirling inside. Could you pls recommend some ...
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What piece of classical music is quoted in Bela Fleck and the Flecktones' "Sinister Minister"?

This is from Victor Wooten concert, he and band "Bela Fleck" performs their song Sinister Minister. I believe this part, that's starts from 3:26, heavily inherits from classical music. And I do ...
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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I recently came across a recording of Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2, the fifth movement (the Chaconne), and upon researching it further, I learnt that it is often praised as a very important ...
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Which pianists of the 20th/21st century had the hardest upbringing?

I am looking for a pianist with difficult childhood. I would like to listen to his/her music and perform comparisons for my research. Is there a pianist you would like to recommend?

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