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What piano piece is this?

This is Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire, the quoted part starts around 2:00. A friend of mine plays this song. The original is much faster than the recording you supplied.
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Identify Chopin Prelude or Rondo from sheet music snippet

It's Chopin's Prelude in B-flat minor, Op. 28, No. 16. Here's a video where it's performed just plain too damn fast.
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Can someone identify this classical track?

I think I actually found it: It's Chopin's "Nadia Elle Nocturne Op.9 No1 in B Flat Minor"
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Please, help identifying a classical(?) piano piece

Wow, Shazam is all over the place. Not only is the piece not Chopin, his Op. 8 are not either of his two sets of etudes, and the Nos. 9 from both etude sets are in completely different keys, neither ...
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The name of this classical piano song

It sounds like Mozart's piano sonata in A minor (K310). Link (Youtube).
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Identify this Chopin snippet from Yale's 'Listening to Music' course

The extract is from the third movement of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No.2 B-flat minor, Op.35. The sonata was published in 1840, but Chopin had composed this movement at least two years earlier. ...
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How is one to enjoy listening to the piece "Epigrams: I. –" by Elliott Carter?

The American composer Elliott Carter (b.1908) composed this piece, one of the twelve "Epigrams" for piano, violin and cello in 2012, shortly before he died. He was one of the most highly regarded '...
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Brendan Kavanagh Piano video: "Guy in blue..."

The tune is generally known as the CanCan. It was written in 1858 by a nineteenth century German-born French composer of light opera called Jacques Offenbach. The tune took on a life of its own ...
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Modernist piano excerpt (Ravel? Debussy?) from "Dialogue entre Jean-Pierre Serre" video

This excerpt is from the piece "Laideronnette, Impératrice Des Pagodes" by the French composer Maurice Ravel (from 0:40 in the Youtube link).
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Genre of "This Loneliness" from *The Godfather* (Carmine Coppola)

I think what you are looking for is a solo piano instrumental nostalgia standards ballad, which isn't necessarily a recognized genre, but it is a findable type of music. Basically, "nostalgia" ...
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What is the most accurate and if available complete book of beatles sheet music for piano and/or guitar?

Regarding accuracy and completeness, the best source, hands down, is The Beatles: Complete Scores from Hal Leonard. The main drawback is the relatively small print—it's not a score you can put on a ...
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Musicals with ragtime songs?

At the risk of being a little bit on the nose, how about "Ragtime" from the musical "Ragtime"? http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0055431 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eWbIsYtDFKY
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Piano piece from Jay Chou movie

It's definitely in the style of Chopin, but I don't recognize it as Chopin. The soundtrack only lists one Chopin piece (Op. 10, No. 5) as part of a "piano battle," but this isn't that piece. All ...
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Piano arrangement identification from one measure of sheet music

The OP of the Music.SE submission provided an answer in the comments there, so I'll share it here to at least take this post off of the "unanswered questions" list: The piece is an arrangement (by ...
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Why is C Sharp Minor rarely used by anything else other than the Piano?

C-sharp minor is not a particularly rare key. If we take the Wikipedia page Compositions by Key, count the compositions linked and turn this into a table we get the following: (Note: this data is ...
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Ennio Morricone's Ancora Qui first seconds

The first few notes originate from "Für Elise" by Beethoven, see Wikipedia for a recording
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What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background

In it's broadest sense, the term for this kind of repetitive accompaniment is ostinato: a repeated bass figure over which a melody occurs. Ostinato, however, can refer to a whole repeated sequence of ...
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"Mignon" in Robert Schumann (Album Für Die Jugend Op.68 and Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b)

Mignon is a character created by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and who inspired music by Robert Schumann and also Franz Schubert. She is a tragic figure, appearing also in Goethe's poem "An Mignon&...
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Information on a Fats Waller performance of Ain't Misbehavin'

This version was recorded for the 1943 movie "Stormy Weather", most likely at the 20th Century Fox studios The personnel (according to Discogs is: Fats Waller - piano/vocals Gene Porter - ...
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Rubinstein with Rachmaninoff piano 3 and Horowitz with Chopin concertos

Rubinstein only recorded three pieces by Rachmaninoff: his Prelude in C# minor (Op. 3, No. 2), the Second Piano Concerto (Op. 18), and the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Op. 43). So it's more likely ...
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Mistake In Beatles song "Don't Let Me Down" Keyboard part

A. It's not a mistake: The idea that the tritone is the devil's note, and must be avoided at all costs is a relic of Medieval European music theory. Modern music uses the tritone all the time, ...
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Score for song possibly called "The Swiss Cuckoo"

Some research on the name Takács suggests that the composer is Jenö Takács. There is a website devoted to him and his life and music here : http://www.takacsjeno.com/ From there (english language ...
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Is there a prepared piano in Staier's recording of Diabelli Variations?

The effects you're asking about are built into the piano itself, activated by pedals. So, "prepared" in the early 19th-century sense (specialty pedals were all the rage), but not in the ...
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What is the name of this demo song for this keyboard?

The song is "All Kinds of Everything". It was written by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith and, performed by the Irish singer Dana, it won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970.
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Piano song played with three hands, heard in romantic films

Pretty confident you're looking for Heart And Soul. I remember they played it on an episode of Lost, and at least on Stuart Little.
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What resources exist for compiling a list of solo piano works considered to be part of the "standard repertoire" or canon?

Just in case you're still compiling... (Note: these are intended for performers and teachers, but should more than serve your purpose.) McGrath, Jane. Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and ...
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the piano background of this video

The name of this song is At The Bea (S) T Of The Drums Genre: Synth Pop By: My terminal and the trip & Gehard Graf Listen preview
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Need to find out what piano instrumental this is

After looking at other sites, I finally found it. Music Box Dancer. Thanks for anyone listening and trying to help.
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What does "Square-O" mean?

There's a rondeau by Henry Purcell (ZT684), originally for the play Abdelazer, that was printed in some harpsichord collections with the title "Round-O". "Square-O" is probably a pun on that.
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What does "Square-O" mean?

There are two answers to this question, whenever it is asked about any piece of art, be it music, sculpture, a novel, or whatever. 1) It means what it means to you. 2) It means what the author had in ...
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