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Help me find good working music!

I work a typical 9-5 job. Sometimes my job is routine, sometimes it is project management, sometimes it is complex thought. I am getting tired of listening to the same couple of albums at work, so I am extremely interesting in finding some new music that I could work to. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Oct 20, 2014 - 11 answers

Classical music that sounds like the earth vomiting?

I am looking for suggestions as to classical composers that are similar in style and feel to the darker, slower, heavier side of metal and post-metal. [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Sep 13, 2014 - 30 answers

Seeking Classical Music Recommendations

I like to think that I have eclectic taste in music... but the one major hole in my repertoire is the (vast!!) field of Classical Music. What can you recommend I give a spin? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jul 6, 2014 - 41 answers

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

Elgar, without vocals

I'm quite liking Elgar's "Sea Slumber-Song" - but without vocals. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by sektah on Feb 3, 2014 - 2 answers

Mysterious classical piece

There is an aria/section of a classical piece in my head I cannot identify. There is a soprano or mezzo-soprano solo (with an orchestra behind I think, though I cannot remember any details of the music), who sings a line that is something like "never seen his face (possibly "this place") before". It also contains a chorus shouting in between the soloist's phrases, with children's or an amplified child's voice quite prominent in parts of this shouting. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Aug 1, 2013 - 5 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

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

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

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

What the waltz?

What waltz is in my head? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 27, 2012 - 7 answers

What are these classical songs?

Please help me identify a couple of classical songs. [more inside]
posted by malocchio on May 2, 2012 - 5 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

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

Get this out of my head!

Please help me remember what piano piece I played, more than 10 years ago! [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Nov 9, 2011 - 9 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

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

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

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

Dirty-talkin' classical music

Musicfilter: classical music piece with scripted German sex talk. [more inside]
posted by Lola Xaviera Boom-Boom McPuppet on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Kanye's art history?

Can you tell me about Kanye's classical-composite Coachella backdrop? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Apr 18, 2011 - 7 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

What classical piano piece is sampled in this anime?

What classical music piece is used here? I know the frenetic piece following is Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody but I'm stumped with tranquil piano part. It sounds like a Mozart Piano Sonata though I'm not sure which one.
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Mar 26, 2011 - 3 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

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

pop music for classical musicians

What popular music do classical musicians listen to? [more inside]
posted by onell on Nov 3, 2010 - 23 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

Name that tune

What is the major orchestral work that contains this theme? [more inside]
posted by yourcelf on Oct 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find the best classical music on CD.

As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 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

Please identiy this classic music snippet

Can someone please identify this very pleasant piece of classical music for me? (OGM format). Thanks.
posted by zaebiz on Jun 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Blues on nylons

Is it worthwhile to learn blues on a classical guitar? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Mar 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Who designed this dress?

Who designed the gorgeous dress Anne-Sophie Mutter wears on the cover of her box of Mozart sonatas and related DVD?
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Help for a musically challenged future guitar player

Want to learn to play the guitar. Recently discovered the guitar I have is classical, not western acoustic. Can I still learn how I want? And other questions from a non-musical dreamer. [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Dec 6, 2009 - 22 answers

Looking for piano music

Please help me find some sheet music. The piano is finally out of storage, tuned, ready to play and I cannot find my favorite sheet music. ARGH. The Gayaneh Ballet Suite; by Aram Khatchurian (I've tried various spellings of the last name and of the ballet name), arranged for solo piano. A friend gave me a Russian language edition in high school. it's missing and I cannot find a publisher. There's a shop in town that can order it, if I can find a publisher. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Sep 28, 2009 - 14 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

Create A Playlist For Me

What classical music on YouTube passes the oh-my-god-i-can't-believe-this-is-available-on-youtube test? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jun 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Baby Mozart, and Massanet, and Meyerbeer?

A little something for my biggest fan... seeking ideas for classical songs that I can sing and record for my 19-month-old nephew. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Name that classical melody.

Name that classical melody. I have a classical tune running through my head and it sounds like this. (short home-made WAV version) - any idea what it is? [more inside]
posted by mmoncur on Jun 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Looking for an album called 'Wings'

Do you remember the 'concept album' from the late 70s (?) called 'Wings'? Nothing to do with Paul McCartney, this was a 'crossover' production, mixing jazz and classical. The word 'wings' is so generic that Googling isn't helping me at all. If I just had the composer's name, I'd be able to hunt up a copy ... (I remember being wowed by the music back then, and would like to re-visit it.)
posted by woodblock100 on May 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Classical Guitar Tab Recommendations

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

At least it's not Canon in D.

Can you identify the classical song playing during this wedding processional? [Video Inside] [more inside]
posted by siclik on Jan 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Please recommend some 24/7 classical music internet radio streams that never feature Fred Child.

Please recommend some 24/7 classical music internet radio streams that never feature Fred Child. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Nov 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Who put the Rang in the ... oh, never mind.

Persian music aficionados, tell me what you know about Golhaye Rangarang. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Help identifying classical music clip

What is the classical piece used in this Monty Python episode? There are two brief snippets of it, one starting around 2:37 and the other around 3:32. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

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