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]
Need some help in singing Handel's Messiah! [more inside]
I've read somewhere on the internets that listening to jazz or classical music during mealtimes can allay the appetite, but I can't find the study/research paper on the google. [more inside]
How hard is it, as a (relatively) long-time musician, to pick up new instruments? (more specifically, as a guitarist moving to other areas) [more inside]
Help me with digitizing and organizing my classical music collection! [more inside]
Help me find more "classical" music that I will like. There is... [more inside]
I have some questions about categories (?) of classical music since that is one area of music I be the stupid regarding. [more inside]
Are there internet radio streams that play (a) contemporary classical (I love Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson; I don't care for Philip Jeck) or (b) folk-y artists like James Yorkston, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, and Emilíana Torrini? [more inside]
What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
I am looking for a classical music release that I last heard in maybe 1986, and all I remember is this: 1) It was on the Erato label; 2) it was nothing but the kind of horns used in (I think) fox hunting, 3) and the net effect was beautifully weird. Anyone know what the name of the album or group might be? [more inside]
Looking to record classical guitar music near me for a reasonable price - I am thinking of posting something up at the music school at the nearby university, and maybe a guitar shop or two in town if I can do that, and making some recordings with willing musicians. Is this a reasonable concept or a blindingly stupid idea? If it's workable, what sort of price range should I pay the musician(s)? [more inside]
What are the best books offering analysis of Beethoven's symphonies? Other classical works? [more inside]
What is a good classical bridesmaids entry song? [more inside]
Recommend me some nice melancholic instrumental music with sparse arrangements. Maybe classical music (?), of which I know very little, but I'm thinking specifically of "Music For Egon Schiele" by Rachel's. [more inside]
What classical music databases exist? I'm not looking for lists or even data. I am looking for relational database DDL that describes/implements a structure sufficient to describe/model classical music. Or, if you don't know of such a database, classical aficionados, give me advice on how to implement such a database. [more inside]
Name some ubiquitous classical music for me, please. [more inside]
I'm looking for a piece of neo-classical music called "The Locks" or "The Lock" but can't find it anywhere. Unfortunately I don't remember the composer. Anybody heard of it?
Music Filter: I want to be more 'modern classical' literate. [more inside]
I am looking for the name/composer of a frequently-heard piece of classical female choral music. [more inside]
DamnMusicStuckInMyHeadFilter: I am looking for a "holiday" piece of music that has been on the radio station playlists but for some reason no DJs will say what it is (I really hate that) [more inside]
In Nina Simone's "Love Me or Leave Me" she plays a piano solo that incorporates a bit baroque* classical piano. Makes sense, since she was trained as a classical pianist, and the effect is wonderful. Please recommend some other songs or artists that use this kind of jazz/baroque combo. * Disclaimer: I'm not a classical music expert, so I may have the terminology wrong. I welcome your corrections.
Seeking violin and piano duets, preferably old recordings. [more inside]
Recommend unaccompanied brass quintet recordings of Christmas carols on CD. [more inside]
Which CD release of Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium is the most highly regarded?
What is the name of the piece that contains this melody, and who is the composer?
Any Satie fans out there? What movie is this music from? I just purchases this Satie CD, and I know I've heard it in a movie somewhere and it's driving me crazy... [more inside]
Help me understand classical music, if that makes sense. [more inside]
Hi, I'm trying to identify a piece of classical music from the movie ' The Mirror Has Two Faces' http://imdb.com/title/tt0117057/ During the first half of the movie, Jeff Bridges and Barbara Streisand attend a musical concert. Can someone help me identify the musical piece (and its composer) that is played during the performance? Thanks!!
ok heres a toughie, im 24, when i was really younger say around 10 i had this childrens book, i vaguely remember anything about it ... [more inside]
ClassicalMusicFilter: I know very little about classical music, and I was just thinking how nice it would be to have some playing whilst I'm sitting here reading. What'd be some nice chilled evening classical music? [more inside]
Choral music reccommendations? [more inside]
I am looking for sexy "classical" music. [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I'm wondering which conductors offer the best interpretations of Beethoven? [more inside]
Classical music mp3 blogs? [more inside]
Name that tune! In "Unfaithfully Yours", Rex Harrison cracks a joke around 00:16:30 about blah blah "pizzacato con motto vibratto" ("...like a dentist chipping out an old filling!"), then his orchestra launches into a classical piece. What is he having them play? Googling does not suggest that's its title.
I love the sound of the clarinet. I'm looking for quiet, pensive, possibly melancholic music featuring this instrument. Any genre; preferably instrumental. I'm not looking for happy big-band jazz or Poulenc's chaotic clarinet sonata, though I appreciate both. [more inside]
Like others I will be the DIY DJ at my upcoming wedding. I have everything covered but the background music played while the meal is served. Suggestions? [more inside]
Wedding Filter: I'm looking for piano pieces that are light, happy, and energetic. I like classical and baroque (Mozart, Handel, Bach, etc.), and would prefer something not hacknied or cliched -- i.e. no Vivaldi Four Seasons or Delibes Lakme. Needs to be piano music or adaptable to piano. These would be played before the ceremony begins, as people are sitting down.