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"Classical" music?

I'm looking for types of music that I don't know the name of. I guess they are on the continuum of Western classical music, they might be orchestral or choral or composed for small ensembles or single instruments, but they are outside of what I think of as like the top 10 of famous European composers. Examples and details below. What terms should I use to search for these musics? What do you recommend I listen to? How do I find the actual recorded music to listen to? [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 24, 2016 - 27 answers

LGBTQ Musicians?

As part of LGBT History Month in October, I am planning a bulletin board of LGBTQ Musicians (music teacher, public K-8 school in Chicago). I already have a good list going (see below), but I'm looking specifically for more women, people of color, and trans* or gender non-conforming folks. I'm also looking for a diverse range of musical styles (classical, jazz, pop, etc), eras, and musical roles (composer, performer, lyricist, etc). Still, I will take any suggestions you have! [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 25, 2015 - 63 answers

And I like the part that goes, "Dum-dum-dum-DUN-DUN-TAH!"

Classical music (and opera) for a beginner! Where to start with hundreds of years of music? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 22, 2013 - 24 answers

this is my box, this is my box, i never travel without my box...

Help me help a friend: which (probably romantic-era) composer wrote a piece about a Chinese lacquer box? I have searched like crazy and found nothing.
posted by naturalog on May 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Say hello to the new bossa nova, same as the old bossa nova.

I would like to get up to date with the most cutting edge modern orchestral music being composed today. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Feb 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Finding contemporary classical fans online and in the real world

I love contemporary classical music, but I don't know enough other people that do too. Aside from Sequenza21, what are some good resources for meeting people online that share this interest? Also, aside from attending local events (I live in Madison, WI), can anybody suggest ways to meet people in person who are also fans? BTW, if this is an interest of yours too, feel free to send a message.
posted by mermaidcafe on Feb 16, 2012 - 9 answers

More minimal/postminimal composer suggestions

Looking for more composers to listen to, especially in the minimal/post-minimal vein. List of composers I like included in full text. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 31, 2011 - 17 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

Audience? What audience?

I'm looking for examples of musical artists that became less commercial/mainstream/accessible as their careers went on. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Sep 29, 2010 - 66 answers

Music that endures?

What contemporary songwriters/composers will be culturally relevant and accessible 40-50 years from now. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on May 17, 2009 - 32 answers

looking for expressive composers

Does anyone know of any Europe based composers who are concerned with the relation between music and emotions, and who would also be good conference speakers? [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Jan 14, 2009 - 1 answer

Experimental Composers

MusicFilter: Looking for alternative/experimental composers in a similar vein to Moondog, Terry Riley, Erik Satie and La Monte Young. I wish to fill my ears full of surreal orchestral wonders. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 9, 2008 - 19 answers


Classical Music Filter: What composers would I like if I like einojahuni rautavarra? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Did Dvorak and Saint-Saens know each other?

Did Dvorak and Saint-Saens know each other? [more inside]
posted by nnevvinn on Aug 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Which symphonic movements are clear examples of sonata-allegro form?

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]
posted by agropyron on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Name that composer!

Name that composer! [more inside]
posted by tomble on Dec 1, 2007 - 6 answers

You know that one that goes ba ba baba baba ba ba bam?

Help me appreciate classical music. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 27, 2006 - 25 answers

What music plays at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow?

At monument to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow (near the Kremlin), there is a piece of music that is played continuously. Does anyone know the name and composer of that piece?
posted by goddam on Dec 15, 2003 - 2 answers

Classical music CD library from scratch?

What's the best way to build a classical music CD library from scratch? Where the heck do I start? [more] [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 12, 2003 - 23 answers

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