“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 18,500 subscribers and over 1.2 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, 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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        ♬  Aram Khachaturian (8) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Harry Partch (7) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Leonard Bernstein (8)
        ♬  Scott Joplin (7)
        ♬  Elliott Carter (7)
        ♬  Francis Poulenc (6)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (6)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (6)
        ♬  Gustav Holst (6)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (5)
        ♬  Luciano Berio (5)
        ♬  Johann Joseph Fux (5)
        ♬  Leopold Godowsky (5)
        ♬  Max Bruch (5)
        ♬  Max Reger (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (4)
        ♬  Giuseppe Verdi (4)
        ♬  Arnold Bax (4)
        ♬  Witold Lutosławski (4)
        ♬  Henryk Wieniawski (4)
        ♬  William Byrd (4)
        ♬  Vítězslav Novák (4)
        ♬  New Complexity: An Introduction (4)
        ♬  Ottorino Respighi (4)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (4)
        ♬  Georges Bizet (4)
        ♬  Ferruccio Busoni (4)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (3)
        ♬  David Maslanka (3)
        ♬  Roger Sessions (3)
        ♬  William Walton (3)
        ♬  Bernard Herrmann (3)
        ♬  Luigi Nono (3)
        ♬  Thomas Tallis (3)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (3)
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Jobim (3)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (3)
        ♬  Antonio Salieri (3)
        ♬  Franz Schmidt (3)
        ♬  Julián Carrillo (3)
        ♬  Hans Rott (3)
        ♬  Frederick Delius (3)
        ♬  Joaquín Rodrigo (3)
        ♬  Josef Matthias Hauer (3)
        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (3)
        ♬  César Franck (3)
        ♬  Friedrich Nietzsche (3)
        ♬  Franz Berwald (3)
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness (3)
        ♬  Carl Maria von Weber (3)
        ♬  Ernst Bloch (3)
        ♬  Pancho Vladigerov (3)
        ♬  Howard Hanson (3)
        ♬  Anton Reicha (3)
        ♬  Krzysztof Penderecki (3)
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Gioachino Rossini (2)
        ♬  Bedřich Smetana (2)
        ♬  Samuel Barber (2)
        ♬  Thelonious Monk (2)
        ♬  Jan Dismas Zelenka (2)
        ♬  The Enigma Variations (2)
        ♬  Elmer Bernstein (2)
        ♬  Édouard Lalo (2)
        ♬  Manuel de Falla (2)
        ♬  Jacques Offenbach (2)
        ♬  Art Tatum (2)
        ♬  The American Five: An Introduction (2)
        ♬  Virgil Thomson (2)
        ♬  Henri Dutilleux (2)
        ♬  Arthur Sullivan (2)
        ♬  Ravi Shankar (2)
        ♬  Guillaume de Machaut (2)
        ♬  Ernst Krenek (2)
        ♬  Henry Brant (2)
        ♬  Gustavo Leguizamón (2)
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali (2)
        ♬  Nino Rota (2)
        ♬  Ernő Dohnányi (2)
        ♬  Ornette Coleman (2)
        ♬  Darius Milhaud (2)
        ♬  Manos Hadjidakis (2)
        ♬  Walter Piston (2)
        ♬  Arild Plau (2)
        ♬  William Primrose (2)
        ♬  Ivan Wyschnegradsky (2)
        ♬  Lukas Foss (2)
        ♬  Marcel Dupré (2)
        ♬  Spectralism: An Introduction (2)
        ♬  Luigi Boccherini (2)
        ♬  Dag Wirén (2)
        ♬  Pauline Oliveros (2)
        ♬  Louise Farrenc (2)
        ♬  John Philip Sousa (2)
        ♬  Florence Price (2)
        ♬  Reinhold Glière (2)
        ♬  Fernando Sor (2)
        ♬  Don Van Vliet (2)
        ♬  Joseph Joachim Raff (2)
        ♬  Benjamin Britten (2)
        ♬  José Maceda (2)
        ♬  Lucrecia Roces Kasilag (2)
        ♬  The Monday Group (2)
        ♬  Colin McPhee (2)
        ♬  Roger Quilter (2)
        ♬  Sun Ra (2)
        ♬  Leroy Anderson (2)
        ♬  Nikolai Myaskovsky (2)
        ♬  Malcolm Arnold (2)
        ♬  Anton Rubinstein (2)
        ♬  Milton Babbitt (2)
        ♬  Andrés Segovia (2)
        ♬  Eugène Ysaÿe (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
        ♬  Karel Husa
        ♬  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
        ♬  John Field
        ♬  Seán Ó Riada
        ♬  Alessandro Rolla
        ♬  Samuil Feinberg
        ♬  Walter Niemann
        ♬  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Contemporary Choral Music
        ♬  Stefan Wolpe
        ♬  Nguyễn Thiên Đạo
        ♬  Granville Bantock
        ♬  Charles Gounod
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Penderecki's Saint Luke Passion
        ♬  Siegmund von Hausegger
        ♬  Albert Ayler
        ♬  Bill Evans
        ♬  Bernard van Dieren
        ♬  Gerald Finzi
        ♬  Nina Makarova
        ♬  Yngve Sköld
        ♬  Karl-Birger Blomdahl
        ♬  Bo Nilsson
        ♬  Paul Constantinescu
        ♬  Peter Racine Fricker
        ♬  Hosein Dehlavi
        ♬  Edmund Rubbra
        ♬  Ciprian Porumbescu
        ♬  Julius Eastman
        ♬  Mieczysław Weinberg
        ♬  Theodor Adorno
        ♬  Wozzeck
        ♬  Lucia Popp
        ♬  Ernest John Moeran
        ♬  Marcel Tyberg
        ♬  Henri Casadesus
        ♬  Orlando Gibbons
        ♬  Sergei Taneyev
        ♬  Ben Johnston
        ♬  Bernhard Crusell
        ♬  Joseph Martin Kraus
        ♬  Alexander Glazunov
        ♬  Andrzej Panufnik
        ♬  Felix Weingartner
        ♬  Moritz Moszkowski
        ♬  Ernest Fanelli
        ♬  Pietro Locatelli
        ♬  Charles Koechlin
        ♬  Karl Tausig
        ♬  André Mathieu
        ♬  Oswald von Wolkenstein
        ♬  The Minnesänger Tradition
        ♬  Vasily Kalinnikov
        ♬  Hanns Eisler
        ♬  Josef Hofmann
        ♬  Federico Moreno Torroba
        ♬  Arne Nordheim