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Maybe you are referring to the first movement of Sibelius' 2nd symphony. It seems to be a motive that appears multiple times, such as here and here.


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Maybe you are thinking of the main theme from La Strada, a film by Federico Fellini with music composed by Nino Rota. https://youtu.be/CKLa8j06lkw At the beginning of this soundtrack you can hear a small part of the theme. The complete tune can be found at 1:24 - 3:00. From 4:12 till the end it returns with yet a different orchestration. Many other ...


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This is In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, compare Youtube, part of the Peer Gynt suite #1, op. 46.


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White tie and tails (long black evening dresses for women) are standard classical orchestra wear for concerts in the evening only. For daytime concerts the standard is a black suit with a tie (often the orchestra rules will require silver/grey ties) and black dresses/pants for women. For some special occasions or for outdoor concerts there might be ...


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As the first chord contains no leading tone (as the subtonic and the leading tone are different), the bass motion is ^4-^1, and the second (final) chord is the tonic (Picardy third), this may be called a plagal cadence. (You could think of the D7/A chord as an Am chord with a fourth+sixth instead of a fifth.)


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From the article: In 1905, Villa-Lobos traveled to the Northeast having an intense contact with the folkloric richness of the region, which inspired him to write the piece for small orchestra Os sertanejos. This piece is probably "Cânticos sertanejos", subtitled 'Fantasia característica' (W013) written in 1907 for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, ...


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I don't know if.youre open to something paid instead of free, but Professor Greenberg's How to Listen To, and Understand, Great Music is not only the de-facto standard among the musicians I know, it is also simply the best set of lectures I have ever listened to on any topic. He takes you from very early music history, about which very little is known, and ...


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The piece is not by Chopin. It's Richard Clayderman's "'L' for Love" ("'A' comme Amour"). Here's a video with the score.


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