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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

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

Help a gringo out.

What genre(s)of Mexican music is/are exemplified in the first three minutes of this song? What albums and musicians are hallmarks of this genre?
posted by Philipschall on Jun 8, 2011 - 5 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

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

One two three one two three VIC-TO-RY

Please provide me with powerful, cinematic, orchestral waltzes. [more inside]
posted by timshel on Feb 15, 2011 - 11 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

My iPad deserves / art that comes in thirds.

Hi there MeFi/I ask, prithee/recommend to me/art that divides in three. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jan 6, 2011 - 11 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

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

Classical music for winter

What classical music works are most reminiscent of winter? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Nov 28, 2010 - 27 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

One Short Question About Glenn Gould

Why can't I find "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould" on DVD? I really loved that movie -- a drama/documentary about the brilliant, eccentric Canadian pianist who played the works of J.S. Bach like no one else. I haven't seen it in 10 years though, so I'm not sure how it has held up. I tried to find it recently and it doesn't seem to be available on DVD. There are some VHS tapes on eBay, but I don't want a VHS tape and don't want it bad enough to pay $100 for it (some copies were moving for over $300 on Amazon.) Does anyone know why it (presumably) hasn't been released on DVD? A poor money risk for a studio? Rights problems of some kind? Thanks.
posted by Buffaload on Nov 9, 2010 - 9 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

good, “simple,” engaging, beautiful “classical” music

I'm looking for good, “simple,” engaging, beautiful “classical” music. [more inside]
posted by skwt on Oct 22, 2010 - 45 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

What's the classical equivalent of electroswing?

It's been a while since the hive mind has recommended music that blends classical with contemporary sounds. I'm looking for whatever is to classical what electro-swing is to jazz. Techno is too cheesy. William Orbit is too chillout. Wendy Carlos is too frenetic and ancient. A Touch Of Beethoven is too disco. Waltz Darling by Malcolm McLaren is too 80s pop. Is there anything since the posts in 2008 that blends orchestra with beats in a way that might work on a dancefloor today?
posted by skylar on Oct 14, 2010 - 15 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

Favorite piano/soprano version of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise?

I'm looking for a good piano/soprano version of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise. What's your favorite one? (Bonus meta-question: are there any good websites other than MeFi for asking what's-your-favorite type questions, especially for recipes and classical music?)
posted by archagon on Jul 7, 2010 - 6 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

pavane pour une collection defunte

Offloading classical CDs in Boston for cash. Where? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Emotionally varying music

I need recommendations for a mid-length piece of instrumental music which varies a lot in expressive emotional content to be used in a neural imaging experiment. Please provide links to listenable extracts (i.e. amazon mp3 clips or you tube). [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Jun 4, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm willing to sell my soul, but which violin should I ask for?

MusicTeachingFilter: Simple plan was to learn an under chin bowed string instrument. Didn't realize they were all so different [you-tubes]. Which to start with? What method of teaching? Want to eventually do folk/improvise, seeking sympathetic string sound, but still love classical. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on May 16, 2010 - 12 answers

I have a thing for the French ladies...

One of my favorite classical pieces is Couperin's 'Leçons de Ténèbres', as featured here. It's basically a French female duet from the late baroque period. Any suggestions on more pieces in this vein, ideally from roughly the same time period?
posted by markkraft on Apr 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Yee Olde Musick Shoppe

Help me build the essential early music library. [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Apr 1, 2010 - 26 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

What corpuses of ancient languages do you know of?

The Sumerian post on the blue pointed us to an index of extant Sumerian works by category. What other ancient languages have this, digital or not? Specifically I'm interested in Agriculture and Farm topics but anything's good. [more inside]
posted by jwells on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Classical recommendations based on Princeton

Inspired by this question: What classical music is similar to the intro [through 0:13] of this song (Princeton's "Sadie & Andy")?
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Song Recommendations?

What classical songs and composers are similar in style to the intro of this song?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Which of Beethoven's piano sonatas can be played by a skilled amateur?

Which of Beethoven's piano sonatas can be played by a skilled amateur? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 17, 2010 - 16 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

What's your preferred collection of Mahler symphonies?

Could anyone recommend a good Mahler cycle? Even better, could anyone post their favourite recordings of each symphony...so far I've been relying on biased friends and dubious Amazon 'Listmania!' collections. Thank you :)
posted by deticxe on Jan 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Where's the best place to buy classical CDs in Winnipeg?

Are there any good brick-and-mortar places to buy classical music CDs in Winnipeg, MB? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Dec 18, 2009 - 2 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

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

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