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Classical music filter: What famous classical piece is this?

It's one of those well known pieces that we've probably all heard many times before, but most of us probably can't name. Well, at least I can't name it and it's been stuck in my head for days! What famous classical piece is it? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by obscure simpsons reference on Mar 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Apart from the William Tell Overture.

Classical music for workouts? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 18, 2013 - 23 answers

Lapsed classical lover seeks guidance

Can you recommend fantastic, classical music released in the last five years or so? [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Dec 22, 2012 - 8 answers

this is my box, this is my box, i never travel without my box...

Help me help a friend: which (probably romantic-era) composer wrote a piece about a Chinese lacquer box? I have searched like crazy and found nothing.
posted by naturalog on May 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me identify this piece of classical music from a Japanese trailer.

What piece of classical music is this? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Aug 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Classical Music Non-Profits

Help me find classical music non-profit organizations in the USA. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Dec 4, 2010 - 11 answers

What are your favorite Classical piano/organ recordings?

I go through phases where I listen to lots of classical piano/organ music, but I tend to rehash the same pieces (some Bach, mostly). I'd love to expand my collection. What are your favorite classical piano recordings? [more inside]
posted by jz on Nov 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Seeking classical cliché music for toil

I am looking for a classical music piece, or snippet, connoting "toil" or "hardship", and I think it's Russian or at least Eastern European. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Give me all sorts of violin music.

Tracks/artists that help showcase the full range of violin music? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 15, 2010 - 29 answers

Distinguishing between early 19th century piano composers?

Can you describe to a non-music-theorist fan the differences a close listener might hear in the piano music composed by Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven? I've been loving exploring classical music but things start to blur during the 1800-1850 era. I'd like to be able to better hear what the above composers are doing differently from one another. General thoughts about their music are welcome (book recommendations, too), but especially interested in info related to solo or prominent piano pieces.
posted by mediareport on Jan 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Classical composers who sang instead of played instruments?

Are there well-known classical composers who aren't trained on a particular instrument? An acquaintance is a young singer who's interested in composition (mostly for voice), but in talking to him I get the sense that he feels a little inadequate compared to his fellow students who are accomplished on at least one instrument like piano or violin. Can you give me examples of classical composers whose work is respected but who weren't primarily instrumental players? Modern or otherwise. Thanks!
posted by mediareport on Dec 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally.

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Nov 14, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me understand atonal music

I've been trying to branch out my musical tastes, and have started recently to listen to atonal and serialist music (Boulez, Schoenberg, Webern). There is something about it that I like, but I'm not quite sure what it is, and I feel like if I knew more about the music in question I could better appreciate it. [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Jul 23, 2009 - 16 answers

How do you pronounce Charles Wuorinen?

How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
posted by mediareport on Jul 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Classical Guitar Tab Recommendations

Suggestions for classical guitar tab? [more inside]
posted by starman on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

You need to be more Romantic

Romantic-era classical music for someone who is not fond of Romantic-era classical music? [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Oct 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Display composer information on the iPod?

How can I get my iPod to display the composer tag? [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Apr 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for name of a dirge I played in high school.

I played a piece in orchestra in high school that I think was named Aces Däd, but I can't seem to find that anywhere. [more inside]
posted by ZaneJ. on Dec 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Best practices for researching classical music?

What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jul 24, 2006 - 19 answers

What books have given you great insight into great music?

What are the best books offering analysis of Beethoven's symphonies? Other classical works? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on May 22, 2006 - 16 answers

Where can I find this piece of music

DamnMusicStuckInMyHeadFilter: I am looking for a "holiday" piece of music that has been on the radio station playlists but for some reason no DJs will say what it is (I really hate that) [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Dec 28, 2005 - 3 answers

Christmas carols by brass quintet?

Recommend unaccompanied brass quintet recordings of Christmas carols on CD. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Dec 2, 2005 - 3 answers

intense / complex classical music

What classical music is complex, more intense, or moving? [more inside]
posted by mdn on Mar 24, 2005 - 80 answers

I want to learn more about contemporary classical music.

I want to learn more about contemporary classical music of the Pärt, Feldman, Glass variety. Anyone have any pointers? {more inside} [more inside]
posted by josh on Sep 29, 2004 - 23 answers

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