“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 nearly 30,000 subscribers and over 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, 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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        ♬  Domenico Scarlatti (10) -- IN PRODUCTION
        ♬  Krzysztof Penderecki (9)
        ♬  Alan Hovhaness (9)
        ♬  Conlon Nancarrow (9)
        ♬  Max Reger (9)
        ♬  Edward Elgar (9)
        ♬  Luciano Berio (8)
        ♬  New Complexity: An Introduction (7)
        ♬  César Franck (7)
        ♬  Erich Wolfgang Korngold (7)
        ♬  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)
        ♬  George Frideric Handel (5)
        ♬  David Maslanka (5)
        ♬  Giacomo Puccini (5)
        ♬  Ornette Coleman (5)
        ♬  Thomas Tallis (5)
        ♬  Glenn Gould (5)
        ♬  Ben Johnston (5)
        ♬  Frederick Delius (5)
        ♬  Benjamin Britten (5)
        ♬  Henryk Górecki (4)
        ♬  Pablo de Sarasate (4)
        ♬  Cyril Scott (4)
        ♬  William Byrd (4)
        ♬  Vítězslav Novák (4)
        ♬  Georges Bizet (4)
        ♬  Ferruccio Busoni (4)
        ♬  Luigi Nono (4)
        ♬  William Walton (4)
        ♬  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (4)
        ♬  Franz Schmidt (4)
        ♬  Eugène Ysaÿe (4)
        ♬  Zoltán Kodály (4)
        ♬  Josef Matthias Hauer (4)
        ♬  Franz Berwald (4)
        ♬  Johann Strauss II (4)
        ♬  Sergei Bortkiewicz (4)
        ♬  William Grant Still (4)
        ♬  Isaac Albéniz (4)
        ♬  Bedřich Smetana (4)
        ♬  Francisco Tárrega (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)
        ♬  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)
        ♬  Dag Wirén (3)
        ♬  Dmitry Kabalevsky (3)
        ♬  Nikolai Myaskovsky (3)
        ♬  Hanns Eisler (3)
        ♬  Anton Rubinstein (3)
        ♬  Fernando Sor (3)
        ♬  Jan Dismas Zelenka (3)

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        ♬  The Origin of the Piano (2)
        ♬  Manolis Kalomiris (2)
        ♬  Ferenc Erkel (2)
        ♬  Gioachino Rossini (2)
        ♬  Thelonious Monk (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)
        ♬  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)
        ♬  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)
        ♬  Robert Simpson (2)
        ♬  Mieczysław Weinberg (2)
        ♬  Stefan Wolpe (2)
        ♬  Vincenzo Bellini (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
        ♬  John Foulds
        ♬  Thomas Linley
        ♬  George Pinto
        ♬  Paul Tortelier
        ♬  Antonín Kraft
        ♬  Antonio Lauro
        ♬  Film Music: An Introduction
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  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
        ♬  Dario Castello
        ♬  Carl Czerny
        ♬  Hugo Wolf
        ♬  Erwin Schulhoff
        ♬  Viktor Ullmann
        ♬  Gottfried von Einem
        ♬  AgustÍn Barrios
        ♬  Kurt Atterberg