“Classical Nerd” is an educational YouTube channel that I started in January 2016, with the goal of curating an informative and entertaining online musicological resource.  Since launching, the channel has gained a significant following among both music educators and students the world over, with over 25,000 subscribers and over 1.7 million unique views.  Episodes have been used as supplementary material at the University of Freiburg, Germany, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, Hazelton–Moffit–Braddock high school in Hazelton, ND, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee, and the Kincoppal–Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in Sydney, Australia.

Content is guided by viewer-submitted requests.  Since I get far more requests than can be fulfilled, 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, with requests from patrons counting double.  The screen names of requesters 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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        ♬  Francis Poulenc (9) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Krzysztof Penderecki (9)
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness (9)
        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (9)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (9)
        ♬  Max Reger (9)
        ♬  Luciano Berio (8)
        ♬  New Complexity: An Introduction (7)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (7)
        ♬  César Franck (6)
        ♬  Nikolai Kapustin (6)
        ♬  Milton Babbitt (6)
        ♬  Henryk Wieniawski (6)
        ♬  Giuseppe Verdi (6)
        ♬  Ottorino Respighi (6)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (5)
        ♬  Leopold Godowsky (5)
        ♬  Max Bruch (5)
        ♬  Witold Lutosławski (5)
        ♬  Arnold Bax (5)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (5)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (5)
        ♬  David Maslanka (5)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (5)
        ♬  Ornette Coleman (5)
        ♬  Thomas Tallis (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (4)
        ♬  William Byrd (4)
        ♬  Vítězslav Novák (4)
        ♬  Georges Bizet (4)
        ♬  Ferruccio Busoni (4)
        ♬  Frederick Delius (4)
        ♬  Luigi Nono (4)
        ♬  William Walton (4)
        ♬  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (4)
        ♬  Franz Schmidt (4)
        ♬  Eugène Ysaÿe (4)
        ♬  Zoltán Kodály (4)
        ♬  Ben Johnston (4)
        ♬  Josef Matthias Hauer (4)
        ♬  Franz Berwald (4)
        ♬  Benjamin Britten (4)
        ♬  Johann Strauss II (4)
        ♬  Sergei Bortkiewicz (4)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (4)
        ♬  William Grant Still (4)
        ♬  Isaac Albéniz (4)
        ♬  Roger Sessions (3)
        ♬  Bernard Herrmann (3)
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Jobim (3)
        ♬  Antonio Salieri (3)
        ♬  Julián Carrillo (3)
        ♬  Hans Rott (3)
        ♬  Joaquín Rodrigo (3)
        ♬  Friedrich Nietzsche (3)
        ♬  Carl Maria von Weber (3)
        ♬  Ernst Bloch (3)
        ♬  Pancho Vladigerov (3)
        ♬  Howard Hanson (3)
        ♬  Anton Reicha (3)
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega (3)
        ♬  Ivan Wyschnegradsky (3)
        ♬  Henry Brant (3)
        ♬  José Maceda (3)
        ♬  Lucrecia Roces Kasilag (3)
        ♬  Ravi Shankar (3)
        ♬  Spectralism: An Introduction (3)
        ♬  Joseph Joachim Raff (3)
        ♬  Manuel de Falla (3)
        ♬  Jean-Baptiste Lully (3)
        ♬  Samuel Barber (3)
        ♬  Ahmet Adnan Saygun (3)
        ♬  Alexander Glazunov (3)
        ♬  Bedřich Smetana (3)
        ♬  Dag Wirén (3)
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky (3)
        ♬  Nikolai Myaskovsky (3)
        ♬  Hanns Eisler (3)
        ♬  Anton Rubinstein (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Gioachino Rossini (2)
        ♬  Thelonious Monk (2)
        ♬  Jan Dismas Zelenka (2)
        ♬  The Enigma Variations (2)
        ♬  Elmer Bernstein (2)
        ♬  Édouard Lalo (2)
        ♬  Jacques Offenbach (2)
        ♬  Art Tatum (2)
        ♬  The American Five: An Introduction (2)
        ♬  Virgil Thomson (2)
        ♬  Henri Dutilleux (2)
        ♬  Arthur Sullivan (2)
        ♬  Guillaume de Machaut (2)
        ♬  Ernst Krenek (2)
        ♬  Gustavo Leguizamón (2)
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali (2)
        ♬  Nino Rota (2)
        ♬  Ernő Dohnányi (2)
        ♬  Darius Milhaud (2)
        ♬  Manos Hadjidakis (2)
        ♬  Walter Piston (2)
        ♬  Arild Plau (2)
        ♬  William Primrose (2)
        ♬  Lukas Foss (2)
        ♬  Marcel Dupré (2)
        ♬  Luigi Boccherini (2)
        ♬  Pauline Oliveros (2)
        ♬  Louise Farrenc (2)
        ♬  John Philip Sousa (2)
        ♬  Reinhold Glière (2)
        ♬  Fernando Sor (2)
        ♬  Don Van Vliet (2)
        ♬  The Monday Group (2)
        ♬  Colin McPhee (2)
        ♬  Roger Quilter (2)
        ♬  Sun Ra (2)
        ♬  Leroy Anderson (2)
        ♬  Malcolm Arnold (2)
        ♬  Andrés Segovia (2)
        ♬  Henri Vieuxtemps (2)
        ♬  Julius Eastman (2)
        ♬  Hans von Bülow (2)
        ♬  Arthur Bliss (2)
        ♬  Carlos Chávez (2)
        ♬  Karel Husa (2)
        ♬  Vincent d'Indy (2)
        ♬  Carl Philip Emanuel Bach (2)
        ♬  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (2)
        ♬  George Walker (2)
        ♬  Charles Gounod (2)
        ♬  Vladimir Horowitz (2)
        ♬  Wilhelm Furtwängler (2)
        ♬  Arturo Toscanini (2)
        ♬  André Jolivet (2)
        ♬  William Schuman (2)
        ♬  Herbert von Karajan (2)
        ♬  Hans Pfitzner (2)
        ♬  Tikhon Khrennikov (2)
        ♬  Edmund Rubbra (2)
        ♬  Alexander Mosolov (2)
        ♬  Louis “Moondog” Hardin (2)
        ♬  Richard Rodgers (2)
        ♬  Gerald Finzi (2)
        ♬  Granville Bantock (2)
        ♬  Charles Tournemire (2)
        ♬  Alexander von Zemlinsky (2)
        ♬  Miles Davis (2)
        ♬  Plainchant and How to Read It
        ♬  The History of Steinway & Sons
        ♬  What is Ragtime?
        ♬  Beethoven's Counterpoint
        ♬  The Rococo “Era”
        ♬  Henri Tomasi
        ♬  Turlough O'Carolan
        ♬  Mykola Lysenko
        ♬  Isang Yun
        ♬  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
        ♬  John Field
        ♬  Seán Ó Riada
        ♬  Alessandro Rolla
        ♬  Samuil Feinberg
        ♬  Walter Niemann
        ♬  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
        ♬  Emmanuel Chabrier
        ♬  What is a Funeral March?
        ♬  Graham Whettam
        ♬  Robert Simpson
        ♬  John Foulds
        ♬  Thomas Linley
        ♬  George Pinto
        ♬  Paul Tortelier
        ♬  Antonín Kraft
        ♬  Antonio Lauro
        ♬  Film Music: An Introduction
        ♬  Arthur Honegger
        ♬  Paul Creston
        ♬  Stephen Foster
        ♬  Carl Orff
        ♬  Dave Brubeck
        ♬  Arthur Foote
        ♬  Edward MacDowell
        ♬  Carl Ruggles
        ♬  Roy Harris
        ♬  Charles Tomlinson Griffes
        ♬  Cole Porter
        ♬  John Alden Carpenter
        ♬  Kurt Weill
        ♬  The Great American Songbook: An Introduction
        ♬  Paul Dukas
        ♬  Marc Blitzstein
        ♬  Post-Minimalism: An Introduction
        ♬  Cartoons & the Classics
        ♬  Classical Music Labels
        ♬  George Szell
        ♬  Fritz Reiner
        ♬  Leopold Stokowski
        ♬  John Knowles Paine
        ♬  Josef Suk
        ♬  John Ireland
        ♬  Maria Callas
        ♬  Arthur Fiedler
        ♬  Dietrich Buxtehude
        ♬  Randall Thompson
        ♬  David Diamond
        ♬  Arthur Rubinstein
        ♬  Beverly Sills
        ♬  Erich Kunzel
        ♬  Ferde Grofé
        ♬  Luciano Pavarotti
        ♬  George Whitefield Chadwick
        ♬  Michael Tippett
        ♬  Paul Vidal
        ♬  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
        ♬  Pierre Monteux
        ♬  Thomas Beecham
        ♬  Deems Taylor
        ♬  Gian Carlo Menotti
        ♬  Douglas Moore
        ♬  Ned Rorem
        ♬  Morton Gould
        ♬  William Billings
        ♬  Irving Berlin
        ♬  Enrico Caruso
        ♬  Jerome Kern
        ♬  Franz Waxman
        ♬  Max Steiner
        ♬  Meredith Willson
        ♬  Miklós Rózsa
        ♬  Eugene Ormandy
        ♬  Niels Gade
        ♬  Hans Christian Lumbye
        ♬  Eric Coates
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Billie Holiday
        ♬  Louis Armstrong
        ♬  Ella Fitzgerald
        ♬  Charlie Parker
        ♬  Marvin Hamlisch
        ♬  Video Game Music
        ♬  Dizzy Gillespie
        ♬  Albert Roussel
        ♬  Albéric Magnard
        ♬  David Tudor
        ♬  R. Murray Schafer
        ♬  The Metropolis Symphony
        ♬  Vincenzo Galilei
        ♬  Gioseffo Zarlino
        ♬  Luc Ferrari
        ♬  Nicola Vicentino
        ♬  Federico Mompou
        ♬  Gérard Grisey
        ♬  Rued Langgaard
        ♬  Mort Garson
        ♬  Keith Emerson
        ♬  Ana-Maria Avram
        ♬  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        ♬  Thomas Campion
        ♬  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
        ♬  Contemporary Choral Music
        ♬  Stefan Wolpe
        ♬  Nguyễn Thiên Đạo
        ♬  Earle Brown
        ♬  The History of the Paris Conservatiore
        ♬  The Black Mass Sonata
        ♬  Calixa Lavallée
        ♬  Michał Ogiński
        ♬  Giovanni Bottesini
        ♬  Ronald Stevenson
        ♬  Charles Hambitzer
        ♬  Arthur Nikisch
        ♬  Robert Russell Bennett
        ♬  Enrique Soro
        ♬  Pedro Humberto Allende
        ♬  Jesús de Monasterio
        ♬  Music under Nazism
        ♬  Alberic Magnard
        ♬  Eyvind Alnæs
        ♬  Geirr Tveitt
        ♬  Oskar Nedbal
        ♬  Johan Wagenaar
        ♬  Andraé Crouch
        ♬  Hugo Reinhold
        ♬  Bernhard Romberg
        ♬  Matthijs Vermeulen
        ♬  Penderecki's Saint Luke Passion
        ♬  Siegmund von Hausegger
        ♬  Albert Ayler
        ♬  Bill Evans
        ♬  Bernard van Dieren
        ♬  Nina Makarova
        ♬  Yngve Sköld
        ♬  Karl-Birger Blomdahl
        ♬  Bo Nilsson
        ♬  Paul Constantinescu
        ♬  Peter Racine Fricker
        ♬  Hosein Dehlavi
        ♬  Ciprian Porumbescu
        ♬  Mieczysław Weinberg
        ♬  Theodor Adorno
        ♬  Wozzeck
        ♬  Lucia Popp
        ♬  Ernest John Moeran
        ♬  Marcel Tyberg
        ♬  Henri Casadesus
        ♬  Orlando Gibbons
        ♬  Sergei Taneyev
        ♬  Bernhard Crusell
        ♬  Joseph Martin Kraus
        ♬  Andrzej Panufnik
        ♬  Felix Weingartner
        ♬  Moritz Moszkowski
        ♬  Ernest Fanelli
        ♬  Pietro Locatelli
        ♬  Charles Koechlin
        ♬  Karl Tausig
        ♬  André Mathieu
        ♬  Oswald von Wolkenstein
        ♬  The Minnesänger Tradition
        ♬  Vasily Kalinnikov
        ♬  Josef Hofmann
        ♬  Federico Moreno Torroba
        ♬  Arne Nordheim
        ♬  Francisco Buencamino
        ♬  Xian Xinghai
        ♬  Schenkerian Analysis
        ♬  Rabindranath Tagore
        ♬  Pierre Schaeffer
        ♬  Miguel Llobet
        ♬  Takemitsu's Musical Style
        ♬  George Gurdjieff
        ♬  Chou Wen-chung
        ♬  Rudolf Tobias
        ♬  Charles Villiers Stanford
        ♬  Lionel Tertis
        ♬  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
        ♬  Jean-Philippe Rameau
        ♬  Grażyna Bacewicz
        ♬  Giacomo Meyerbeer
        ♬  Henryk Szeryng
        ♬  Claudio Arrau
        ♬  Ernest Chausson
        ♬  Sergei Lyapunov
        ♬  Felix Blumenfeld
        ♬  Erv Wilson
        ♬  Hugo Kauder
        ♬  Enrique Granados
        ♬  Joaquín Turina
        ♬  Óscar Esplá
        ♬  Francisco Correa de Arauxo
        ♬  Hardy Fox
        ♬  Natalya Sats
        ♬  Boris Pasternak
        ♬  John Dowland
        ♬  Vittorio Giannini
        ♬  Viktor Kosenko
        ♬  Boris Tishchenko
        ♬  Joseph Schillinger
        ♬  Marin Marais
        ♬  Antoine Forqueray
        ♬  André Campra
        ♬  Julia Perry
        ♬  Victor Herbert
        ♬  Giuseppe Tartini
        ♬  Vincent Persichetti
        ♬  Stephen Heller
        ♬  Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
        ♬  Jón Leifs
        ♬  Johann Christian Bach
        ♬  William Albright
        ♬  Paul Dessau
        ♬  William John Bell
        ♬  Maximilian Steinberg
        ♬  Louis Moreau Gottschalk
        ♬  Ernesto Lecuona
        ♬  Manuel Ponce
        ♬  Frederic Rzewski
        ♬  Sigismond Thalberg