“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 13,000 subscribers and almost 1,000,000 unique views.

Content is guided by viewer-submitted requests.  Since 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, 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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♬  Edvard Grieg (7) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  George Enescu (7)
        ♬  John Tavener (6)
        ♬  Karol Szymanowski (6)
        ♬  Francis Poulenc (5)
        ♬  Elliott Carter (5)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (5)
        ♬  Gustav Holst (5)
        ♬  Alexander Borodin (5)
        ♬  Harry Partch (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  Leonard Bernstein (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (4)
        ♬  Scott Joplin (4)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (4)
        ♬  Giuseppe Verdi (4)
        ♬  Luciano Berio (4)
        ♬  Pictures at an Exhibition (3)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (3)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (3)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (3)
        ♬  David Maslanka (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)
        ♬  Aram Khachaturian (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  César Franck (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (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)
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega (2)
        ♬  Luigi Boccherini (2)
        ♬  Dag Wirén (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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Fernando Sor
        ♬  David Tudor
        ♬  R. Murray Schafer
        ♬  Wilhelm Furtwängler
        ♬  Ahmet Adnan Saygun
        ♬  Tikhon Khrennikov
        ♬  The Metropolis Symphony
        ♬  Vincenzo Galilei
        ♬  Gioseffo Zarlino
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Bernhard Romberg
        ♬  Matthijs Vermeulen
        ♬  Friedrich Nietzsche
        ♬  Penderecki's Saint Luke Passion
        ♬  Siegmund von Hausegger
        ♬  Roger Quilter
        ♬  Sun Ra