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Glenn Gould version of Eroica?

I cannot find it anywhere Did Glenn Gould ever record Liszt-Beethoven symphony 3, Eroica? I have found the 4th mvmt by GG but what I actually want to check out is the 1st mvmt... Could anyone help me ...
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Looking for recordings of Nina Simone solo playing piano and singing

I'm interested to listen to Nina Simones piano playing, and I'm looking for songs or albums on which she plays solo, just singing and accompanying herself on piano. Which are there (if any)?
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Mistake In Beatles song "Don't Let Me Down" Keyboard part

Don't let me down is a classic, but at minute 1:53 you can hear a tritone in the keyboard part which is an Emajor chord that is a poly-chord accidentally combining different notes to make a disgusting ...
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Where is the Mellotron on "I Am The Walrus"

Wikipedia says The Beatles' 1967 single "I Am The Walrus" Includes the famous mellotron along with it's collage of other instruments such as strings, drums, Tambourine, Electric Piano, ...
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Is Prokofiev's Suggestion Diabolique an etude?

I am playing Prokofiev's Suggestion Diaboliqe (the real translation of the title of the piece would be Obbsesion). Does anybody know the backround of this piece and was it supposed to be an etude? ...
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Easy to learn jazz songs

I'm learning to play jazz on the piano. Can you suggest popular jazz songs that's not overly complex to learn? For example, I enjoy playing "Autumn Leaves" and would like to broaden my ...
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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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What cello piano duets are good for busking

I was wondering if anybody knew any good piano (keyboard) and cello duets that are good for busking.
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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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Liszt "Harmonies du soir" small hands

One of my favorite piano pieces is Liszt's transcendental etude “Harmonies du soir”. Unfortunately, many chords are way too large for my hands. I noticed that in all recordings I know, the pianists ...
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Information on a Fats Waller performance of Ain't Misbehavin'

I would like to have some information about this recording by Fats Waller (along with several other musicians): https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=AG4wQSGIeCc The recording lasts 4:01, and I can hear ...
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Does anyone know what this piece is? (piano)

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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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Please help me to identify this piece [closed]

Could you please help me identify this classical piece from this small passage? https://voca.ro/1nl7M9LMRqV0
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Brendan Kavanagh Piano video: "Guy in blue..." [closed]

What piece is being played in the beginning of this video at about 1 minute 30 seconds: Would really appreciate the help in identifying it.
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Who are famous free time composers/pianists other than Erik Satie?

I really really love Erik Satie's work. I have been trying to find other music resembling gnossiennes. On its Wikipedia page, it is defined as being part of free time (lacking time signatures or bar ...
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Where can I find a MIDI file for Max Kortlander's "Russian Rag"?

A pianist myself, I like how this song sounds and want to learn how to play it. Since there is no sheet music for this song, I've been looking for a file that I can convert into music. Can someone ...
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Did Vladimir Horowitz ever record Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto?

As Rachmaninoff and Horowitz knew each other personally I would have expected there to be at least one famous recording of the Second Piano Concerto by Horowitz, however I cannot find one. So I am ...
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What is the name of the song beginning at 2:47? [closed]

what is that song's name from 2:47?
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What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background

What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it such as Mr Blue Sky? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background. Also is there a name to it? And are there any other songs in a similar ...
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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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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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Construction of a Musical Theatre song

In musical theatre, we have lyrics. Would you say, therefore, that you have to make sure you had the tune for this first before you added the brace for the grand staff for the melody and bass line? ...
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What are the origins of the song *A Soft Spot* played by Barry Haris at Tokyo in 1976?

In Barry Harris' live performance at Tokyo in 1976, he plays a song called A Soft Spot. I was wondering about the origins of this song and I would be happy if anyone can find any other jazz recordings ...
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90s or 2000 techno song with piano introduction (no vocals) [closed]

Looking for a techno song/eletronic I believe it's from the 90's almost 2000. Starts with a single note from the piano and the introduction goes by this way. Beautiful and calm and it has a little ...
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Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier"?

Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier? I'm not able to listen and deduce whether he is using it or not. (Since I like his way of playing, I would like ...
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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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Identify this Chopin snippet from Yale's 'Listening to Music' course [closed]

I'm taking the online 'Listening to Music' course by Professor Craig Wright from Yale University. I was hoping you could help me identify where the Chopin snippet he played as an exercise at the time ...
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The name of this classical piano song

Hi I would love to know the name of this song so I'll be able to get the notes and play it. Currently I don't know anything I remember some stuff and I'm playing some parts to show you what it is it's ...
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Need to find out what piano instrumental this is [closed]

I keep thinking this is from the 1970s. Most people I talk to know the song, but can't identify the name or where it is from. It is a piano instrumental. The notes are as follows, probably 99% correct ...
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Modernist piano excerpt (Ravel? Debussy?) from "Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre" video [closed]

I would like to know the name of the music at the beginning of the video Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre. I searched with Midomi, but got no result. My guess is that it might be a composition of ...
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What genre is "Morning Dew" by Ryosuke Kojima?

What genre does this music belong to: Morning Dew by Ryosuke Kojima? Recently I heard some music from the anime W'z and I've fallen in love with the music in it. I tried to find most of its music, ...
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What is the family theme piano song in "Legend of the Blue Sea"? [closed]

Trying to find the name of the family theme from the Legend of the Blue Sea television series. This soundtrack is unfortunately not in the soundtrack list. This link directs to the relevant scene in ...
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Identify song played on piano in "Under the Lake" [closed]

I am trying to find out what this song is called I have a 10 second clip and the app Shazam cannot pick it up. It’s a rock type song at 0:50 on this video from the movie Under the Lake.
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What style of piano is used in The Gaithers' "One Day" (featuring Lynda Randle)

Lynda Randle: Some day Jesus will call my name I kindly would like to know the name of the style used in piano in the song above. I have tried looking for jazz tutorials but they don't sound similar. ...
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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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What does "Square-O" mean?

There is a piece of piano music called Square-O by Elissa Milne. I would like to know the meaning of it.
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Genre of "This Loneliness" from *The Godfather* (Carmine Coppola)

I am trying to identify the genre of music my grandpa used to play on the piano. He is no longer around and no one in my family knows. After a lot of looking I was able to find one example, 'This ...
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Beautiful piano song. But can't tell the title [closed]

I use to listen this song in the corridors of my university. And I keep thinking where does it come from. There are no lyrics, just a (hesitant) piano that interprets a song that should come from a ...
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What is the most accurate and if available complete book of beatles sheet music for piano and/or guitar?

I'm looking for, primarily, a book of sheet music that has most Beatles recordings for piano/ solo piano. If there's one available specifically for guitar I'd be interested in that as well. I'm not ...
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Genre similar to instrumental version of "Elder Brothers" (ambient piano, OD electric guitar) [closed]

I would really love to identify a genre of songs that are ambient and instrumental, with piano, maybe some slight overdriven electric guitar that has room-type reverb and delays, just picking some ...
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Song about stars, long piano intro, rap [closed]

There was a song I was obsessed with in college (2009/2010) that I can’t remember for the life of me and it’s driving me insane! It may have come out around that year or a bit earlier. Definitely a ...
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the piano background of this video [closed]

I am not intending to promote any video or political information. However, when I was listening to this video, the background music amazed me. What is the background music of this video? It is more ...
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Please, help identifying a classical(?) piano piece [closed]

Please, help identifying this song. (It plays in the background, you might have to unmute the video.) The best Shazam match I got is 'Chopin - 12 Etudes, Op.8: No.9'. But I can't find the exact part. ...
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What is the name of this demo song for this keyboard? [closed]

I own this keyboard, and I'm trying to identify its 95th demo song. I can't seem to find its name in the resources that came with the keyboard. I've also tried Shazam and keyboard search websites such ...
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Piano song played with three hands, heard in romantic films [closed]

I'm currently looking for a piano song which is heard in multiple films. I can't remember the name of those films although. The piano song is played with three hands. The song is often played in a ...
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Musicals with ragtime songs?

I need to play a song from a musical for my music assessment, I am wondering if there are any ragtime songs in a musical that can be played on piano. Oh, and not too easy please, something fun and ...
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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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Is there a prepared piano in Staier's recording of Diabelli Variations?

In Andreas Staier recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, there is some weird stuff going on throughout variations 22 and 23 (recording here starts at var 22). It sounds like there's paper ...
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Genre of "Someone Like You" (Van Morrison)

The Song is "Someone Like You" from Van Morrison. I would like to know the genre of this song and if could direct me to videos where this song is being played using a keyboard/piano, it would be of ...
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