I launched the “Classical Nerd” channel on YouTube in January 2016 with the goal of curating an online resource that would be entertaining and informative to musicians and non-musicians, and to help music educators do their jobs through concise online mini-lectures and documentaries (especially in the service of helping auditory learners).  New videos are posted to the channel on Thursdays.

Classical Nerd is a very audience-driven channel and I receive far, far more requests than I can fulfill on a once-a-week production schedule.  I keep a running list of requests in a “request pool,” where I keep track of individual requests and so more popularly requested subjects may rise to the top.  (These requests are tracked through the parenthetical numbers.)  While I am more than happy to add any subject to the pool, I would prefer if people “voted up” subjects that they want to see tackled sooner, as videos with only one individual request are on the lowest priority and may not be made for several years.  Any video that has three or more unique requests will be put into a higher level of priority.

As of 1/25/19, single individuals can only have five requests active in the pool at a given time.  With apologies for the inconvenience, I can only produce videos so fast and the massive number of requests I was getting from a handful of enthusiastic fans was ballooning the pool to untenable numbers.  Move your mouse over video titles to see who all has requested them thus far.

If you would like to support the channel, please consider purchasing music through my Bandcamp page, as all proceeds from online sales go to bettering its production quality.

╞══   Latest Episode   ══╡

╞══   Request Pool   ══╡

♬  Morton Feldman (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  George Enescu (4)
        ♬  Anton Bruckner (4)
        ♬  Silvestre Revueltas (4)
        ♬  John Tavener (4)
        ♬  Francis Poulenc (4)
        ♬  Leonard Bernstein (4)
        ♬  Harry Partch (4)
        ♬  Amédée Méreaux (3)
        ♬  Great Pieces: Pictures at an Exhibition (3)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (3)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (3)
        ♬  Scott Joplin (3)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (3)
        ♬  George Gershwin (3)
        ♬  Allan Pettersson (3)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (3)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (3)
        ♬  David Maslanka (3)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (3)
        ♬  Duke Ellington (3)
        ♬  Giuseppe Verdi (3)
        ♬  Roger Sessions (3)
        ♬  Witold Lutosławski (3)
        ♬  Max Bruch (3)
        ♬  William Walton (3)
        ♬  Bernard Herrmann (3)
        ♬  Pierre Boulez (3)
        ♬  Lou Harrison (3)

╞════════════════╡

        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  César Franck (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Aram Khachaturian (2)
        ♬  Elliott Carter (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (2)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (2)
        ♬  Gioachino Rossini (2)
        ♬  Bedřich Smetana (2)
        ♬  Samuel Barber (2)
        ♬  Joaquín Rodrigo (2)
        ♬  Frederick Delius (2)
        ♬  Modest Mussorgsky (2)
        ♬  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (2)
        ♬  Thelonious Monk (2)
        ♬  Jan Dismas Zelenka (2)
        ♬  Great Pieces: The Enigma Variations (2)
        ♬  Elmer Bernstein (2)
        ♬  Édouard Lalo (2)
        ♬  Manuel de Falla (2)
        ♬  Georges Bizet (2)
        ♬  Jacques Offenbach (2)
        ♬  Art Tatum (2)
        ♬  Howard Hanson (2)
        ♬  The American Five: An Introduction (2)
        ♬  Virgil Thomson (2)
        ♬  Alexander Borodin (2)
        ♬  Henri Dutilleux (2)
        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (2)
        ♬  Arthur Sullivan (2)
        ♬  Antonio Salieri (2)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (2)
        ♬  Ravi Shankar (2)
        ♬  Thomas Tallis (2)
        ♬  Max Reger (2)
        ♬  William Byrd (2)
        ♬  Leopold Godowsky (2)
        ♬  Arnold Bax (2)
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Jobim (2)
        ♬  Luigi Nono (2)
        ♬  Richard Wetz (2)
        ♬  Guillaume de Machaut (2)
        ♬  Plainchant and How to Read It
        ♬  Colin McPhee
        ♬  Antonin Reicha
        ♬  The History of Steinway & Sons
        ♬  What is Ragtime?
        ♬  Beethoven's Counterpoint
        ♬  The Rococo “Era”
        ♬  Pauline Oliveros
        ♬  Henri Tomasi
        ♬  Ernst Bloch
        ♬  Turlough O'Carolan
        ♬  Mykola Lysenko
        ♬  Karel Husa
        ♬  Louise Farrenc
        ♬  Isang Yun
        ♬  Herbert von Karajan
        ♬  John Coltrane
        ♬  A History of the Double Bass
        ♬  Joly Braga Santos
        ♬  José Maurício Nunes Garcia
        ♬  José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Gomes
        ♬  Camargo Guarnieri
        ♬  Francisco Mignone
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali
        ♬  Alberto Nepomuceno
        ♬  César Guerra-Peixe
        ♬  Alexandre Levy
        ♬  The Ballet in French Music
        ♬  New Complexity: An Introduction
        ♬  Roslavets' Synthetic Chords
        ♬  Josef Matthias Hauer
        ♬  Dinu Lipatti
        ♬  Henry Purcell
        ♬  Joseph Marx
        ♬  Julian Scriabin
        ♬  Stevan Mokranjac
        ♬  Georg Philipp Telemann
        ♬  The Gershwin Brothers
        ♬  Heinrich Marschner
        ♬  Henryk Wieniawski
        ♬  Ernst Toch
        ♬  Florence Price
        ♬  John Field
        ♬  Seán Ó Riada
        ♬  Alessandro Rolla
        ♬  Gustav Holst
        ♬  Samuil Feinberg
        ♬  Julián Carrillo
        ♬  Walter Niemann
        ♬  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky
        ♬  Milton Babbitt
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness
        ♬  Emmanuel Chabrier
        ♬  What is a Funeral March?
        ♬  Alexander von Zemlinsky
        ♬  Darius Milhaud
        ♬  Graham Whettam
        ♬  Robert Simpson
        ♬  John Foulds
        ♬  Thomas Linley
        ♬  George Pinto
        ♬  Ottorino Respighi
        ♬  Paul Tortelier
        ♬  Antonín Kraft
        ♬  Antonio Lauro
        ♬  Film Music: An Introduction
        ♬  Arthur Honegger
        ♬  Luciano Berio
        ♬  Walter Piston
        ♬  William Grant Still
        ♬  William Schuman
        ♬  John Philip Sousa
        ♬  Paul Creston
        ♬  Stephen Foster
        ♬  Benjamin Britten
        ♬  Carl Orff
        ♬  Dave Brubeck
        ♬  Arthur Foote
        ♬  Edward MacDowell
        ♬  Carl Ruggles
        ♬  Roy Harris
        ♬  Charles Tomlinson Griffes
        ♬  Cole Porter
        ♬  Leroy Anderson
        ♬  John Alden Carpenter
        ♬  Kurt Weill
        ♬  Arthur Bliss
        ♬  The Great American Songbook: An Introduction
        ♬  Paul Dukas
        ♬  Karol Szymanowski
        ♬  Marc Blitzstein
        ♬  Post-Minimalism: An Introduction
        ♬  Johann Strauss II
        ♬  Cartoons & the Classics
        ♬  Classical Music Labels
        ♬  George Szell
        ♬  Fritz Reiner
        ♬  Arturo Toscanini
        ♬  Leopold Stokowski
        ♬  John Knowles Paine
        ♬  Josef Suk
        ♬  John Ireland
        ♬  Maria Callas
        ♬  Arthur Fiedler
        ♬  Zoltán Kodály
        ♬  Jean-Baptiste Lully
        ♬  Dietrich Buxtehude
        ♬  Randall Thompson
        ♬  David Diamond
        ♬  Arthur Rubinstein
        ♬  Beverly Sills
        ♬  Erich Kunzel
        ♬  Ferde Grofé
        ♬  Luciano Pavarotti
        ♬  Vladimir Horowitz
        ♬  George Whitefield Chadwick
        ♬  Manos Hadjidakis
        ♬  Michael Tippett
        ♬  Ernő Dohnányi
        ♬  Hans von Bülow
        ♬  Paul Vidal
        ♬  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
        ♬  Pierre Monteux
        ♬  Thomas Beecham
        ♬  Henry Brant
        ♬  Deems Taylor
        ♬  Gian Carlo Menotti
        ♬  Douglas Moore
        ♬  Ned Rorem
        ♬  Morton Gould
        ♬  William Billings
        ♬  Miles Davis
        ♬  Irving Berlin
        ♬  Richard Rodgers
        ♬  Enrico Caruso
        ♬  Jerome Kern
        ♬  Franz Waxman
        ♬  Max Steiner
        ♬  Meredith Willson
        ♬  Miklós Rózsa
        ♬  Eugene Ormandy
        ♬  Niels Gade
        ♬  Hans Christian Lumbye
        ♬  Eric Coates
        ♬  Andrés Segovia
        ♬  Malcolm Arnold
        ♬  Henry Mancini
        ♬  Cathy Berberian
        ♬  Franz von Suppé
        ♬  Léo Delibes
        ♬  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani
        ♬  Spyridon Xyndas
        ♬  Jules Massenet
        ♬  Nino Rota
        ♬  Richard Addinsell
        ♬  The Ars Subtilior: An Introduction
        ♬  Ferruccio Busoni
        ♬  Pablo Casals
        ♬  Henri Vieuxtemps
        ♬  Vincent d'Indy
        ♬  Franz Lehár
        ♬  Christoph Willibald Gluck
        ♬  Wilhelm Berger
        ♬  Jerry Goldsmith
        ♬  Les Six: An Introduction
        ♬  Georges Auric
        ♬  Franz Schmidt
        ♬  Dimitri Tiomkin
        ♬  James Horner
        ♬  Ervin Nyiregyházi
        ♬  Carl Stalling
        ♬  William Russo
        ♬  Joan Sutherland
        ♬  Engelbert Humperdinck
        ♬  Scott Bradley
        ♬  Howard Ashman
        ♬  Charles Mingus
        ♬  Delia Derbyshire
        ♬  The Future of Concert Music
        ♬  Billie Holiday
        ♬  Louis Armstrong
        ♬  Ella Fitzgerald
        ♬  Charlie Parker
        ♬  Ornette Coleman
        ♬  Marvin Hamlisch
        ♬  Video Game Music
        ♬  Dizzy Gillespie
        ♬  Albert Roussel
        ♬  Albéric Magnard
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega
        ♬  Fernando Sor
        ♬  David Tudor
        ♬  William Primrose
        ♬  R. Murray Schafer
        ♬  Wilhelm Furtwängler
        ♬  Ahmet Adnan Saygun
        ♬  Tikhon Khrennikov
        ♬  Ernst Krenek
        ♬  Great Pieces: The Metropolis Symphony
        ♬  Vincenzo Galilei
        ♬  Gioseffo Zarlino
        ♬  Luigi Boccherini
        ♬  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
        ♬  Gustavo Leguizamón
        ♬  Luc Ferrari
        ♬  George Walker
        ♬  Nicola Vicentino
        ♬  Federico Mompou
        ♬  Gérard Grisey
        ♬  Rued Langgaard
        ♬  Mort Garson