“Classical Nerd” is an educational YouTube channel that I started in January 2016, with the goal of curating an informative and entertaining online resource of musicological content (especially for auditory learners).  Since its launch, the channel has gained a significant following among both music educators and students the world over, with over 11,000 subscribers and 750,000 unique views.

Content is primarily guided by viewer-submitted requests.  I get far more requests than can be fulfilled, so I prioritize subjects with the most unique requests.  As of 1/25/19, single individuals can only have five requests active in the pool at a given time.  All requests under all previous policies have been grandfathered in.  Unique requests are tracked through the parenthetical numbers beside each request, and the screen names of those who requested them may be found by mousing over a given request.

If you’d like to support the channel, various perks are available on the Classical Nerd Patreon, while one-time donations can be made through purchasing music on my Bandcamp page.

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♬  Allan Pettersson (7) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Edvard Grieg (6)
        ♬  John Tavener (6)
        ♬  George Enescu (6)
        ♬  Karol Szymanowski (6)
        ♬  Francis Poulenc (5)
        ♬  Elliott Carter (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  Leonard Bernstein (4)
        ♬  Harry Partch (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (4)
        ♬  Alexander Borodin (4)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (4)
        ♬  Gustav Holst (4)
        ♬  Scott Joplin (4)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (4)
        ♬  Pictures at an Exhibition (3)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (3)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (3)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (3)
        ♬  David Maslanka (3)
        ♬  Giuseppe Verdi (3)
        ♬  Roger Sessions (3)
        ♬  Witold Lutosławski (3)
        ♬  Max Bruch (3)
        ♬  William Walton (3)
        ♬  Bernard Herrmann (3)
        ♬  Luigi Nono (3)
        ♬  Thomas Tallis (3)
        ♬  William Byrd (3)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (3)
        ♬  Ottorino Respighi (3)
        ♬  Arnold Bax (3)
        ♬  Leopold Godowsky (3)
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Jobim (3)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (3)
        ♬  Modest Mussorgsky (3)
        ♬  Max Reger (3)
        ♬  Antonio Salieri (3)
        ♬  Henryk Wieniawski (3)
        ♬  Franz Schmidt (3)
        ♬  Julián Carrillo (3)
        ♬  Hans Rott (3)
        ♬  New Complexity: An Introduction (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  César Franck (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Aram Khachaturian (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Gioachino Rossini (2)
        ♬  Bedřich Smetana (2)
        ♬  Samuel Barber (2)
        ♬  Joaquín Rodrigo (2)
        ♬  Frederick Delius (2)
        ♬  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (2)
        ♬  Thelonious Monk (2)
        ♬  Jan Dismas Zelenka (2)
        ♬  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)
        ♬  Henri Dutilleux (2)
        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (2)
        ♬  Arthur Sullivan (2)
        ♬  Ravi Shankar (2)
        ♬  Guillaume de Machaut (2)
        ♬  Ernst Krenek (2)
        ♬  Henry Brant (2)
        ♬  Gustavo Leguizamón (2)
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali (2)
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness (2)
        ♬  Nino Rota (2)
        ♬  Ernő Dohnányi (2)
        ♬  Ornette Coleman (2)
        ♬  Darius Milhaud (2)
        ♬  Manos Hadjidakis (2)
        ♬  Walter Piston (2)
        ♬  Franz Berwald (2)
        ♬  Ernst Bloch (2)
        ♬  Arild Plau (2)
        ♬  William Primrose (2)
        ♬  Ivan Wyschnegradsky (2)
        ♬  Lukas Foss (2)
        ♬  Marcel Dupré (2)
        ♬  Ferruccio Busoni (2)
        ♬  Josef Matthias Hauer (2)
        ♬  Vítězslav Novák (2)
        ♬  Spectralism: An Introduction (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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Alberto Nepomuceno
        ♬  César Guerra-Peixe
        ♬  Alexandre Levy
        ♬  The Ballet in French Music
        ♬  Roslavets' Synthetic Chords
        ♬  Dinu Lipatti
        ♬  Henry Purcell
        ♬  Joseph Marx
        ♬  Julian Scriabin
        ♬  Stevan Mokranjac
        ♬  Georg Philipp Telemann
        ♬  Heinrich Marschner
        ♬  Ernst Toch
        ♬  Florence Price
        ♬  John Field
        ♬  Seán Ó Riada
        ♬  Alessandro Rolla
        ♬  Samuil Feinberg
        ♬  Walter Niemann
        ♬  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky
        ♬  Milton Babbitt
        ♬  Emmanuel Chabrier
        ♬  What is a Funeral March?
        ♬  Alexander von Zemlinsky
        ♬  Graham Whettam
        ♬  Robert Simpson
        ♬  John Foulds
        ♬  Thomas Linley
        ♬  George Pinto
        ♬  Paul Tortelier
        ♬  Antonín Kraft
        ♬  Antonio Lauro
        ♬  Film Music: An Introduction
        ♬  Arthur Honegger
        ♬  Luciano Berio
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Michael Tippett
        ♬  Hans von Bülow
        ♬  Paul Vidal
        ♬  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
        ♬  Pierre Monteux
        ♬  Thomas Beecham
        ♬  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
        ♬  Richard Addinsell
        ♬  The Ars Subtilior: An Introduction
        ♬  Pablo Casals
        ♬  Henri Vieuxtemps
        ♬  Vincent d'Indy
        ♬  Franz Lehár
        ♬  Christoph Willibald Gluck
        ♬  Wilhelm Berger
        ♬  Jerry Goldsmith
        ♬  Les Six: An Introduction
        ♬  Georges Auric
        ♬  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
        ♬  Marvin Hamlisch
        ♬  Video Game Music
        ♬  Dizzy Gillespie
        ♬  Albert Roussel
        ♬  Albéric Magnard
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega
        ♬  Fernando Sor
        ♬  David Tudor
        ♬  R. Murray Schafer
        ♬  Wilhelm Furtwängler
        ♬  Ahmet Adnan Saygun
        ♬  Tikhon Khrennikov
        ♬  The Metropolis Symphony
        ♬  Vincenzo Galilei
        ♬  Gioseffo Zarlino
        ♬  Luigi Boccherini
        ♬  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
        ♬  Luc Ferrari
        ♬  George Walker
        ♬  Nicola Vicentino
        ♬  Federico Mompou
        ♬  Gérard Grisey
        ♬  Rued Langgaard
        ♬  Mort Garson
        ♬  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
        ♬  Keith Emerson
        ♬  Ana-Maria Avram
        ♬  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        ♬  Thomas Campion
        ♬  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
        ♬  Louis “Moondog” Hardin
        ♬  Eugène Ysaÿe
        ♬  Contemporary Choral Music
        ♬  Stefan Wolpe
        ♬  Nguyễn Thiên Đạo
        ♬  Granville Bantock
        ♬  Charles Gounod
        ♬  Pancho Vladigerov
        ♬  Reinhold Glière
        ♬  Earle Brown
        ♬  The History of the Paris Conservatiore
        ♬  The Black Mass Sonata
        ♬  Charles Tournemire
        ♬  Dag Wirén
        ♬  André Jolivet
        ♬  Calixa Lavallée
        ♬  Michał Ogiński
        ♬  Giovanni Bottesini
        ♬  Ronald Stevenson
        ♬  Charles Hambitzer
        ♬  Arthur Nikisch
        ♬  Robert Russell Bennett
        ♬  Sergei Bortkiewicz
        ♬  Enrique Soro
        ♬  Pedro Humberto Allende
        ♬  José Maceda
        ♬  Lucrecia Roces Kasilag
        ♬  Jesús de Monasterio
        ♬  Music under Nazism
        ♬  Alberic Magnard
        ♬  Eyvind Alnæs
        ♬  Geirr Tveitt
        ♬  Carlos Chávez
        ♬  Isaac Albéniz
        ♬  Oskar Nedbal
        ♬  Johan Wagenaar
        ♬  Andraé Crouch
        ♬  Hugo Reinhold