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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

 

Where to start with the Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantata CDs

For the last few years I've been following the excellent reviews and accolades heaped upon the Monteverdi Choir's recordings of the Bach Cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner on the Soli Deo Gloria label. Daunted by the whole enterprise, I have not yet purchased any of them. Does anyone familiar with at least some of the recordings in this series have any idea where to dive in? I'm not necessarily interested in the most famous or most-recorded cantatas, but rather the most beautiful, the most artful, the most moving. I'm tempted to just buy the (near-$300) box set, but I'm afraid with my busy schedule I will never listen to them all. Currently, the only Bach cantata recordings I have are Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's and one from Nancy Argenta which starts off with Ich Bin Vergnugt Mit Meinen Glucke.
posted by matildaben on Feb 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Edifying lectures/talks on classical music?

I found the performance lecture series by Andras Schiff (via theguardian.com) to be a really enjoyable and education listen, in terms of learning more about and appreciating classical music (classical in the broad sense of the category). Are there other similar talks available done by musicians or music teachers? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jan 23, 2014 - 17 answers

Apart from the William Tell Overture.

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

Baroque Religious Music

Looking for recommendations for Baroque religious music, especially performances made by kids choirs (adult choirs will do nicely, too). Something like this. [more inside]
posted by cardamon on Sep 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for similar music - classical/orchestral buffs needed!

Can anybody help me find similar music to this John Williams song from Indiana Jones "Marion's Theme". I need songs that are similarly bittersweet and romantic. I'm looking for pieces with a strong dose of heartache, rather than just lovely romantic music. It's about love, but something is awry and there is pain. More of a longing sound than a fulfilled love. Can anyone tell me anything that they think is similar? Who might have influenced Williams with this piece? Or any composers from any era that had pieces like this. Also if anyone could tell me what's going on here musically that gives it the atmosphere it has that would be amazing.
posted by niruniru on Sep 23, 2013 - 8 answers

ChoirFilter: Please help vet my song choice -- first time auditioner!

I have an audition with a classical community choir in a few weeks and need some help choosing music, and tips on surviving the experience. [more inside]
posted by apcmwh on Aug 16, 2013 - 12 answers

name that song

What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I find this 20th-century orchestral track I heard 20 years ago?

Twenty years ago I came across an album of twentieth century music and I'm pretty sure it was from some music festival - the Osaka or Ojai festival? - featuring 20th-century orchestral composers. And this particular track featured musical glasses and had "Mountain" in the title. Where do I begin hunting? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee on Apr 5, 2013 - 5 answers

A subscription service for classical and opera that beats Rhapsody?

Rhapsody's catalog is pretty good, but poor search and spotty album info are making me unhappy. I want to be able to choose albums and tracks to stream, so I'm not looking for radio. Opera is my priority. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers on Feb 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Who are the new great composers?

Who are the next Bachs and Mahlers? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 2, 2013 - 39 answers

Advice sought for Classical music to listen to when studying

Advice sought for upbeat Classical music to listen to when studying. I seem to really enjoy the violin and the cello. I like some of Yo-Yo Ma and the Red Violin soundtrack. But, I do not like the classical music that is depressing and too slow -like some of the baroque. I am looking for the type of classical music one would hear in ballet. The kind that inspires and lifts you up, and makes you happy...that is simply beautiful. Do you know what I mean Hive Mind? Thanks!! So please give me a playlist
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jan 2, 2013 - 18 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

Identify two lieder

Could someone please identify these two lieder? I think they are German art songs. I can't even make out any phrase to use as a search term (so if you can, that would be great): one; two. Thanks in advance.
posted by amtho on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Help remembering classical piano piece

Need help identifying a classical song I hum to myself,possibly a piano piece, but can't remember what the name of it is or who made it. Link: http://youtu.be/PjnX9HgWueE [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Sep 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Harmonium by John Adams. Not that John Adams.

(Classical Music Filter) Any idea what this album I listened to in 1973 was? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Sep 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Subtle creepy strings.

It's time to play your favorite (maybe) Ask Metafilter game: recommend music for a specific purpose! Bonus difficulty: the specificity is really specific! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Sep 6, 2012 - 23 answers

sad swelling music

Looking for sad music: instrumental, ambient, classical or swelling musical scores. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 27, 2012 - 27 answers

There is No Scent of Strawberries at Silverstone

What is the background music in the intro to the BBC's coverage of this year's British GP Qualifying? (Please, no spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by clorox on Jul 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Name that classical trombone tune

Name that classical tune! This classical music tune has bugged me for years. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

Rights issues recording contemporary classical piano music

I’m a pianist living in Canada and I’m interested in recording (and making commercially available) solo classical piano music by living Canadian composers – music that is still under copyright. What are the legal requirements and, if applicable, industry norms to acquire the rights to record this music? [more inside]
posted by bkpiano on May 9, 2012 - 2 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

Canonical classical music titles

Whats the proper way to 'normalize' the titles of classical musical works when there doesn't seem to be any consistently used name? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Apr 1, 2012 - 6 answers

How can one set of music have such sublime and mundane music side by side?

Baroque Choral Music Filter: I love the kind of baroque choral music with multiple parts going on simultaneously or in very close interaction, providing a gorgeous complex polyphonic tapestry that transcends language and sends me to heaven (as JS intended!). I very much dislike the soloists droning on in German against the orchestra. Which albums have more of the former? [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Music to celebrate a lifetime of love?

Classical / opera music help: My partner has set up an beautiful slideshow of pictures and film of his parents' wedding in their village in Italy as a present for their 50th wedding anniversary. Help us with the music! [more inside]
posted by girlpublisher on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Finding contemporary classical fans online and in the real world

I love contemporary classical music, but I don't know enough other people that do too. Aside from Sequenza21, what are some good resources for meeting people online that share this interest? Also, aside from attending local events (I live in Madison, WI), can anybody suggest ways to meet people in person who are also fans? BTW, if this is an interest of yours too, feel free to send a message.
posted by mermaidcafe on Feb 16, 2012 - 9 answers

peter & wolf recording with the line "lope ... waddle ... waddle ... lope"

Looking for an audio version of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Peter and the Wolf" that I heard in the 1980s where the narrator describing the wolf pursuing the duck says, breathlessly, "Lope ... waddle ... waddle ... lope ..." (describing their movements, with violins screeching in the background). I am looking for the particular recording that said it this way. It is particularly humorous and has great narration by a male voice in English. I thought it was the Peter Ustinov, but apparently not, as I bought it and it doesn't have this line (unless there is an alternative version floating around).
posted by cmp4Meta on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

What's this piece called?

Please help me find the name of a classical music piece I saw performed on a TV program. [more inside]
posted by Devils Slide on Dec 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I get my hands on some Schickele Mix?

I want to give my mom a collection of Peter Shickele's great NPR classical music show: http://www.schickele.com/mix/. I was able to track down a few shows from various sources online but I really want a complete set. Does anyone have any advice?
posted by The Ted on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Clapping between movements

Re the decline of applause at symphony concerts: are there any classical/symphonic works that are still regularly applauded between movements, whether by convention or by spontaneous upwelling of feeling?
posted by flechsig on Nov 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Best place for classical sheet music?

Where's the best (cheapest) place to buy classical sheetmusic online? [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave on Nov 13, 2011 - 9 answers

I want to start listening to classical music but have no experience of this genre / form whatsoever. Where to start?

I want to start listening to classical music but have no experience of this genre / form whatsoever. Where to start? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Nov 9, 2011 - 40 answers

Not Moonlight Sonata...

What is this classical song (short clip on guitar inside)? [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Oct 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How to be a game musician?

I write weirdo classical music. I want to put my music into games, how do I accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by Three Day Monk on Oct 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Help ID this classical music on Radiolab's "Loops" episode

What's the classical piece in the background of the Radiolab "Loops" episode's segment on Gödel? [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Oct 10, 2011 - 4 answers

I need more drone!

Recommend me some Drone Classical. [more inside]
posted by doogan nash on Sep 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Beautiful fermatas in pre-1920 classical music?

What are some of the most beautiful fermatas in classical music? Moments where the music stops, hangs - before finally resuming. Looking for pieces that were composed before 1920.
posted by Marquis on Aug 25, 2011 - 18 answers

After hearing a really moving piece, I'm looking to get into choral music.

I recently stumbled upon this piece by John Tavener. It really gets going at the 2:20 mark. I love the rich chords and, at times, heavy bass of the piece. I want to get into this choral music, whether it is old Gregorian chant stuff or contemporary, but I don't know where to start! Anyone have any recommendations to start off with?
posted by staticscreen on Aug 18, 2011 - 11 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

Data, what are you playing?

What is this beautiful violin song (in the first minute or so of the video) featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation? [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Jul 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Classical and Piano Covers of Popular Songs

What are some good classical covers of popular songs? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jun 25, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me identify this piece of classical music

Need help identifying a piece of classical music [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jun 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Classical

I am trying to encourage a friend to give classical music a chance and am trying to put together a list of pieces that he'd find inspiring and interesting, particularly when performed live. Can anyone suggest any? [more inside]
posted by joboe on Mar 26, 2011 - 23 answers

Classical 78s, worthless antiques?

What should I do with a collection of old, classical records near Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by MrFTBN on Mar 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Club events, music, in Norway in April 2011

Norway Music - April 2011 [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Mar 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Sorting classical music for easy browsing in iTunes

Classical music + itunes + video (classic) iPod. Help me figure out the essential (minimum) amount of metadata needed for happy music listening. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Famous songs, performed by jazz or classical musicians

Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Feb 26, 2011 - 33 answers

drummers complaining about tuning. lol.

Half remembered anecdote from a music class I took long ago: "A great German percussionist(?) travels to India in the 20's(?), and on returning says that the trip was a complete waste of time. Not only were the musicians always out of tune, but - most infuriatingly - they were always out of tune in exactly the same way!" Can anyone peg an attribution onto this story? [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Feb 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Will Beethoven roll over in his grave at the sight of jeans?

Going to see an NSO performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC tonight. Does it matter what I wear? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jan 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Please recommend modern Spanish classical choral music

I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Dec 23, 2010 - 3 answers

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