Often I hear lovely classical music pieces that I'm unable to identify and that I would like to know. Shazam fails miserably 90% of the times and I'd like to know if there's any reliable similar app but for classical music. For example, I heard this piece of classical music in an episode from The Simpsons for the first time and now I've heard it again in an ad from Picasso's museum in Barcelona. I tried to use Shazam to find out the title and the author without success. Does anybody know how could I identify it?


closed as off-topic by leftaroundabout, Todd Wilcox, Richard, Dom Jun 5 '18 at 1:54

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    I've had some success using Shazam for classical music. The problem is that on classical radio stations, you will often hear concert recordings that have not (yet) been released on cd, and then there's no way for Shazam to know it. (Although once, Shazam answered with a different recording of the same piece, but I don't expect that to happen often.) – Your Uncle Bob Jun 4 '18 at 1:55
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    Btw, That's Mozart's piano concerto no. 21 in C major (K. 467), second movement (andante in F major). youtube.com/watch?v=FZNt3ESnf8Q – Your Uncle Bob Jun 4 '18 at 2:31
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    Upvoted because "me too!!!," but I have a feeling that this falls too close to "looking for specific equipment" which is outside of the boundaries for this stack. – General Nuisance Jun 4 '18 at 4:20
  • Thank you Uncle Bob! So funny cos I thought that the music had to be from Mozart! There was something in it familiar to me! – Claudix Jun 4 '18 at 5:09
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    After testing both the Shazam and Google music search apps on my Android phone with some of the more obscure music in my collection, I found that Shazam had a 6/10 success rate, and Google 8/10. Google beat Shazam at identifying Osvaldo Golijov's "Lua Descolorida" by Dawn Upshaw, Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon), and Tristan Murail's "Le Partage Des Eaux" by Pierre-André Valade and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Aeon). – Your Uncle Bob Jun 5 '18 at 2:27