The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant

Symbols and Punctuation in Korean~

Ahhh yes the land of punctuation. As we type away at our keyboards, let’s take a moment to learn the names of different punctuation keys and symbols in Korean!~

*remember to try and sound out each word before peeking at the romanization!~

물음표 (mul eum pyo) question mark
느낌표 (neu kkim pyo) exclamation mark
샵/우물정 (shab/wu mul jeong) pound sign
마침표 /온점 (ma chim pyo/ohn jeom) period
쉼표 (shwim pyo) comma
별표 (byeol pyo) asterisk
괄호 (gwal ho) parenthesis
소괄호 (so gwal ho) parentheses
대괄호 (dae gwal ho) brackets
골뱅이 (gol baeng yi)
앰퍼샌드 (aem peo saen deu) ampersand
언더바 (eon deo ba) underscore
콜론 (kol lon) colon
세미콜론 (sae mi kol lon) semicolon
대시/하이픈 (dae shi/ha yi peun) dash/hyphen
슬래시 (seul lae shi) slash
퍼센트/프로 (peo saen teu/peu ro) percent
띄어쓰기/공백 (ddwi eo sseu gi/gong baek) space
큰 따옴표 (keun dda om pyo) quotation marks

작은 따옴표
(jak eun dda om pyo)
single quotation marks

Hope this helps and happy studying!~

Russians, right?

“[Shostakovich] gave me the score of his first Cello Concerto, and in four days I memorized it and played it for him while he accompanied me on piano. We were so happy, we drank a little vodka together. We then played it again, not so perfectly, and drank more vodka. The third time I think I played the Saint-Saens Concerto while he accompanied his own concerto. We were very happy.”

— Mstistlav Rostropovich



AKA every possible level of awesomeness in only one track

The signs as classical masterpieces
  • Aries: Symphony No. 25- Mozart
  • Taurus: Holberg Suite- Grieg
  • Gemini: Caprice #24- Paganini
  • Cancer: "Scene" (Swan Lake)- Tchaikovsky
  • Leo: Academic Festival Overture- Brahms
  • Virgo: Winter: Largo (The Four Seasons)- Vivaldi
  • Libra: Canon in D- Pachelbel
  • Scorpio: Allegro Molto (String Quartet #8)- Shostakovitch
  • Sagittarius: Hungarian Dance No. 5- Brahms
  • Capricorn: Impromptu for Strings- Sibelius
  • Aquarius: Uranus, The Magician (The Planets)- Holst
  • Pisces: The Aquarium (Carnival of the Animals)- Saint-Säens
classical music for studying

Hello! This is my first masterpost and I thought to make it about classical music since I do have a bit of knowledge in that area. The music and playlists I chose here are chosen along my personal preferences — they may not work for you! Please let me know if any of the links don’t work etc. etc. Hope you like it!  

[[[ Also, please do not consider classical music as only useful for studying; you might not like it which is fine, but it’s an autonome genre of music. It is made for listening and enjoying just like pop or death metal. It holds emotion just like other genres of music. ]]]


  • Period Study: Volume 1 by ankwa: a great playlist of medieval, mostly vocal music, but it’s in latin i think so unless you speak it it shouldn’t be distracting! 
  • Period Study: Volume 2 by ankwa: pretty much all instrumental music from the Renaissance period. upbeat and fun to listen to, very motivational. 
  • Period Study: Volume 3 by ankwa: baroque music from the same collection, again pretty much all instrumental. this one i like less because it makes me jam too much, but maybe you’ll like it. 
  • late morning studying by Montague-Fuzzlepeck: a bit more vocals but very relaxing overall. it’s not just classical though and contains some classical crossover etc. 
  • Keep It Classycal by Audiophile: exclusively classical music; contains some popular pieces like Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 Prelude and Pachelbel’s Canon in D.
  • The Best of Bach: as the title of the video says. for some of the pieces, the audio level varies a lot so make sure to not put your volume too high! 
  • Chopin Complete Nocturnes again, it’s exactly what the title says. i like full videos for these things because there are no ads before every single piece! 


Some of these are longer, some shorter; maybe you could listen to them to see if you like them and make a playlist out of your favourites! They are all links from YouTube as that is usually what I use to listen to music. 

As I said, let me know if any links don’t work and I hope this will be useful to you and your studies! I’m also always open to requests/suggestions :] 

Classical Pieces You’ve Heard but Might Not Remember the Name #3

And yet another!

Parts 1 & 2

i almost cried after playing the saint saens concerto @ solo & ensemble because that was like the piece that i would never even dream of playing just 2 years ago but i just finished playing it as my solo this year and just wow ???
like can i just go back to my lil 8th grade self and be like hey dont be sad in 2 years ur gonna be playing ur dream piece just work hard and dont give up ok


My favourite pieces of classical music: