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!
How is it to be a subway performer? I play classical guitar and have at times considered taking it down into the Chicago underground. [more inside]
Tracks based around Pachabel's Canon... does an even vaguely complete list exist? [more inside]
School me on the classics of classical music. What are the top ten recordings that someone who knows nothing about classical music should own? [more inside]
Where can I buy a classical guitar in Bangkok? [more inside]
Hopefully this won't be too obscure... There was a pretty popular Japanese rock band that had a song which was basically a rocked out heavy metal version of Dies Irae from Verdi's requiem. I think the CD is from the early 90's or so. What's the name of the band? (and no, it's not from the Battle Royale soundtrack. That was a purely orchestral version)
How can I get my iPod to display the composer tag? [more inside]
Help me find a good recording of Copland's Third Symphony. [more inside]
Which symphonic movements are clear examples of sonata-allegro form? (Exposition - Development - Recapitulation.) I'm looking for movements with really catchy, memorable themes, interesting development sections, and clear differences in the recapitulation. [more inside]
I enjoy the old Japanese goth band Malice Mizer, mostly the stuff from later in their career. I can take or leave their fancy outfits, but I like the musical style - this is a prime example: ( youtube video ) What other bands play music that is similarly 'cathedral rock'?
What makes a good classical musical recording? [more inside]
Classical Music lovers, what great chamber music pieces feature predominantly woodwinds (esp. flutes)? (I'm also interested in great solo parts in larger orchestras) [more inside]
I've decided to start taking guitar lessons. Where should I buy my guitar? Know any good instructors? I'm in San Francisco. [more inside]
If you were to give someone a 25-track crash course on classical music (a "mix-cd/playlist"), what compositions would you include? [more inside]
Best place to buy classical music CDs online, preferably both new and second-hand titles? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
Help me identify a piece of choral music from Sydney's 2007 NYE fireworks. [more inside]
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]
In search of: dramatic, sinister, or fast music. Disastrous, villainous, swift and dexter melodies best set to chaos, tragedy, or discovery. [more inside]
MorbidityFilter: What soothing yet depressing tune is this funeral home's website using? I know I've heard it before, but I have no idea of it's composer.
Recently I've realized that I enjoy listening to piano music, but I'm not really familiar with it. Can you recommend CDs/compilations/pieces that I might like? [more inside]
How do I easily and effortlessly find out DEFINITIVELY if a song is in the Public Domain for free use in a TV show?
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
Classical music FM stations on the web - where's the most complete list of streams and podcasts?
Recommended Baroque classical Box-sets as a X-Mas Gift? I'd like to get a good friend some Baroque classical albums for X-mas ... [more inside]
Is there a definitive recording of Peter and the Wolf?
How can I find a good/widely-respected/well-received recording of a given piece of classical music? I know such a thing as "the best recording" doesn't exist in most instances, so I'm just looking to make sure I get a good quality recording. [more inside]
Help me find more loud, bombastic choral music. [more inside]
[choral music filter] I heard a song on an Austin classical radio station a few months ago I've been desperately trying to identify.... [more inside]
Classical music filter: Did Brahms copy Beethoven in his third symphony? [more inside]
What are some good rap/hip-hop songs based on classical music? [more inside]
ClassicalMusicfilter: I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms having listened to all of the BBC Proms this year -- no really, all of them, from first to last -- and I want to continue my musical education but I'm not sure what to listen to next and I was hoping you might have some recommendations. Literally any period of music, I'll try anything! If you can say which are your favourite recordings either on cd or region two dvd that would be helpful too.
help on fugues! im looking for analyses of the fugues in "Well Tempered Clavier" 1 and 2 by J.S. Bach [more inside]
I'm looking for metal songs with clear classical influences. [more inside]
Trouble with sound module - I just want to play piano! [more inside]
What is the name of this recognizable and prevalent piece of classical music in the background of California's "Flex Your Power" TV ads
who-- in the bay/northbay area-- should repair the headstock/neck joint cracks on my 1963 marcelino lopez flamenco guitar? [more inside]
I've been oddly fascinated with scenes in movies when the theme of the music diverges from what is going on in the movie. What is this device called?
I've been oddly fascinated with scenes in movies when the theme of the music diverges from what is going on in the movie. What is this device called? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the background music (modern classical I think) in the clips I have linked to inside? [more inside]
Where can I find a score or a recording of Handel's Water Music Suite - except, the arrangement by Hamilton Hardy? I need to analyze a performance that I've already seen and need to refresh my memory, but all I can find is of other arrangements. I'm willing to pay a bit if it's only on an MP3 / other site - and just an outline of the structure of that arrangement or information about it would be great too!
Cool classical music facts for kids? [more inside]
StringQuartetFilter: Help a non-string player find interesting string quartet facts: important ensembles, historical trivia, significant accomplishments, etc. [more inside]
Name that tune: I need a game for iTunes / some other MP that will quiz me on track names & artists from a specific subset of my library. (on Windows) (also, advice on music memorization is welcome) [more inside]
I recently started listening to classical music, but my usual means of finding new albums (radio, friends, overheard-at-the-store, etc.) are somewhat ineffective. Need recommendations! [more inside]
Music-for-studying-for-the-@#%#-bar-exam-filter: Please help me balm the pain of preparing for this miserable test by recommending excellent music that's either wholely instrumental or not in English. [more inside]
I'm looking for a music download service that includes non-standard music, most importantly, Russian folk music, and a wide selection of Classical music. [more inside]
I like to listen to the AVRO klassiek Zondagochtend Concert podcast. As I speak no Dutch, I have no idea what I'm listening to. Perhaps you can help? [more inside]