“Classical Nerd” is a music-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 10,000 subscribers and 700,000 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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♬  Duke Ellington (5) - IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Anton Bruckner (6)
        ♬  George Gershwin (5)
        ♬  Richard Wetz (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  George Enescu (4)
        ♬  Silvestre Revueltas (4)
        ♬  John Tavener (4)
        ♬  Francis Poulenc (4)
        ♬  Leonard Bernstein (4)
        ♬  Harry Partch (4)
        ♬  Lou Harrison (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Pierre Boulez (4)
        ♬  Amédée Méreaux (3)
        ♬  Great Pieces: Pictures at an Exhibition (3)
        ♬  Antonio Vivaldi (3)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (3)
        ♬  Scott Joplin (3)
        ♬  Allan Pettersson (3)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (3)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (3)
        ♬  David Maslanka (3)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (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)
        ♬  Alexander Borodin (3)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (3)
        ♬  Elliott Carter (3)
        ♬  Ottorino Respighi (3)
        ♬  Arnold Bax (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  César Franck (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Aram Khachaturian (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (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)
        ♬  Henri Dutilleux (2)
        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (2)
        ♬  Arthur Sullivan (2)
        ♬  Antonio Salieri (2)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (2)
        ♬  Ravi Shankar (2)
        ♬  Max Reger (2)
        ♬  Leopold Godowsky (2)
        ♬  Antônio Carlos Jobim (2)
        ♬  Guillaume de Machaut (2)
        ♬  Ernst Krenek (2)
        ♬  Henry Brant (2)
        ♬  Gustavo Leguizamón (2)
        ♬  Radamés Gnattali (2)
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness (2)
        ♬  Julián Carrillo (2)
        ♬  Nino Rota (2)
        ♬  Ernő Dohnányi (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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Walter Niemann
        ♬  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky
        ♬  Milton Babbitt
        ♬  Emmanuel Chabrier
        ♬  What is a Funeral March?
        ♬  Alexander von Zemlinsky
        ♬  Darius Milhaud
        ♬  Graham Whettam
        ♬  Robert Simpson
        ♬  John Foulds
        ♬  Thomas Linley
        ♬  George Pinto
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega
        ♬  Fernando Sor
        ♬  David Tudor
        ♬  William Primrose
        ♬  R. Murray Schafer
        ♬  Wilhelm Furtwängler
        ♬  Ahmet Adnan Saygun
        ♬  Tikhon Khrennikov
        ♬  Great Pieces: 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
        ♬  Hans Rott
        ♬  Eugène Ysaÿe
        ♬  Contemporary Choral Music
        ♬  Stefan Wolpe
        ♬  Nguyễn Thiên Đạo
        ♬  Granville Bantock
        ♬  Charles Gounod
        ♬  Edvard Grieg
        ♬  Pancho Vladigerov
        ♬  Reinhold Glière
        ♬  Earle Brown
        ♬  The History of the Paris Conservatiore