Are there any good brick-and-mortar places to buy classical music CDs in Winnipeg, MB? [more inside]
Who designed the gorgeous dress
Anne-Sophie Mutter wears on the cover of her box of Mozart sonatas and related DVD?
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!
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]
Have you ever been to a Sing-in of Handel's Messiah? [more inside]
What is the bit of classical music behind the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark commercial on TV? [more inside]
I want to expand my (intermediate/advanced amateur) piano repertoire. Can you recommend some music? [more inside]
Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally. [more inside]
is there a "sound opinions" -like podcast for classical music? [more inside]
Can anyone identify one of these songs I have stuck in my head? (Links below) - Please help! [more inside]
What are the most intense, angriest interpretations of Beethoven? What about even more intense composers and interpretations of those?
Classical music fans: What's your opinion of the quality of the artists and recordings on the ultra-cheap Arte Nova label? I like a lot of the budget Naxos releases but have been seeing very cheap Arte Nova cds around and was wondering what that label's reputation is among folks who listen to a lot of classical music. Are they adequate, terrible, surprisingly good for the price or what? I'm a relative novice to the stuff, if that matters.
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]
I like pop/hip-hop/R&B/dance songs with samples from easily recognized classical pieces but that tie together smoothly (ie. "When I get you alone" by Thicke). I prefer if the end result has a fast-ish tempo. Any suggestions?
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]
How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
What classical music on YouTube passes the oh-my-god-i-can't-believe-this-is-available-on-youtube test? [more inside]
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]
Can you identify this classical composition?
Who can tell me lots about Arvo Pärt and/or Für Alina?
I'm a big fan of Part and Fur Alina in particular. I've read what I can find online but need more. I'm writing a short story where Fur Alina plays a major part, and I need to know as much as I can about it, specifically, or Part, more broadly.
You can talk about it from a more technical standpoint or biographical or whatever--anything will help. Thanks!
I'm looking for a simple route to discovering the key works of classical composers. [more inside]
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]
Any good classical music blogs or news pages? [more inside]
What classical song is playing in this
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.)
Suggestions for classical guitar tab? [more inside]
What are some resources and events for adult amateur classical musicians? [more inside]
Suggest other string-only compositions like The Cinematic Orchestra's "Prelude" ? [more inside]
Arvo Part blows me away. Who else should I check out? [more inside]
Are there any good examples of contemporary "classical"/art music featuring the diatonic blues harp? [more inside]
Help me identify a long-lost piece by J.S. Bach that my orchestra used to play in middle school! Notation excerpt attached. [more inside]
I'm looking for some classical music recomendations. I like Glenn Gould, Anner Bylsma, Morimur (The Hilliard Ensemble with Christoph Poppen). I really like interesting little albums that are individual and not necessarily part of some huge opus. Any suggestions?
Doesn't even have to be classical. I'll describe the things I like about these recordings. Hit me up with some suggestions. [more inside]
Can you identify the classical song playing during this wedding processional
? [Video Inside] [more inside]
Is there a way to get the extensive liner notes from the ECM Recording Morimur online? [more inside]
What are some of the loudest, heaviest, most rocking and head-banging classical pieces out there? [more inside]
I'v been playing guitar for a number of years, and in the last couple i've started learning classical pieces to push myself. Although i'm no john williams yet learning pieces such as canarios
has really improved my playing. So do any of you out there have a piece or pieces that you loved learning or that took your playing to a new level? I'm mostly looking for classical pieces but things along the lines of bert janch would also be appreciated. No shredding please.
Please recommend some 24/7 classical music internet radio streams that never feature Fred Child. [more inside]
Persian music aficionados, tell me what you know about Golhaye Rangarang
. [more inside]
Help needed finding sheet music for Purcell's "When I am Laid in Earth" from Dido and Aeneas [more inside]
Can you suggest some dark, foreboding, scary classical music? Not the obvious stuff like The Hall of the Mountain King or Carmina Burana, but some pieces that might not be instantly recognisable. Can be any era - I'd love to find some stuff from the baroque era that fits the bill - but any period as long as it sends chills up and down the spine.
I am looking for a piece of classical music that was featured as a teaching tool on a computer program about 15 or 20 years ago. [more inside]
Romantic-era classical music for someone who is not fond of Romantic-era classical music? [more inside]
Classical Music Filter: What composers would I like if I like einojahuni rautavarra? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone identify this piece of classical music which is featured in this video clip
, it appears at the beginning and at 4:54. [more inside]
Did Dvorak and Saint-Saens know each other? [more inside]
Name that DVD: A requiem performance, a burnt-out building, and footage of the fire that gutted the building. [more inside]
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
I want to take the opportunity of an upcoming holiday to take on some challenging reading, I'd really like to try some classical oriental literature but I dont really know where to start. It has to be portable (single paperback volume) suitably annotated and, importantly, readable! I've been recommended The Dream of the Red Chamber but I dont which edition to get or if this is a good choice. Any suggestions would be welcome!