What song is this?
February 20, 2015 7:56 PM   Subscribe

In this youtube at 14:40, what waltz are they playing? In the story, it's being played three-hands-two-pianos (because the guy in the bear suit injured his right hand). Is that plausible?
posted by Chocolate Pickle to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
(or rather, he injured his left hand.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:57 PM on February 20, 2015


I don't know what it's called, but it seems plausible to me.
posted by umbĂș at 8:02 PM on February 20, 2015


It sounds like a slow, stripped down version of Waltz of the Flowes?
posted by fshgrl at 9:30 PM on February 20, 2015


Fshgrl, thank you for your suggestion but I'm sure that's not right.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:58 PM on February 20, 2015


Basically, this track? I'm guessing it's original - probably by Shinkichi Mitsumune (who seems to (1) compose anime music including piano stuff and (2) be associated with this show.) It sounds to me more modern-soundtrack-with-classical-feel than, e.g., being Chopin (if that's what you were wondering), though I can't articulate why.
posted by cdefgfeadgagfe at 3:44 PM on February 21, 2015


Yes, that is it. I had thought it was Johann Strauss, but I shouldn't be too surprised that it's modern and was composed for the show. There is a surprisingly large amount of really awesome music being written for anime these days.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:01 PM on February 21, 2015


It sounds to me more modern-soundtrack-with-classical-feel than, e.g., being Chopin (if that's what you were wondering), though I can't articulate why

It's not Chopin because all of Chopin's surviving waltzes are known (applies to the other canonic romantic composers, too). It's mere "classical feel" as opposed to 'real' romantic piano music, because some of the voice leading, or rather progression of the bass, is off, while the piece as such is otherwise tonal enough for basic harmony rules to have applied.
posted by Namlit at 5:15 PM on February 21, 2015


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