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 and asturias 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!
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]