4 Classical Works That Sound Familiar Yet Cannot Be Named

With an increase in popularity when it comes to classical music, thanks to being used as soundtrack in mass media and more, it’s only natural that one’s curiosity is aroused about a particular work of their liking.

There’s only one problem: usually people do not know the name of the composer of the piece and can’t find them, considering how much classical music already exists.

So, with that said, here are 4 classical music pieces that you might have heard but cannot name:

#1: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, by Franz Liszt

You can hear this piece in a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was performing this regardless of having to deal with a number of distractions posed. This piece is also played in Shine, Delirious and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

#2: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

A popular selection in a number of movies and TV shows, experts consider it to be a combination of jazz and classical music. In fact, the piano part for this piece was only composed after its first performance. You can hear this piece in movies such as Manhattan and Fantasia 2000.

#3: Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem

Even if you aren’t a fan of classical music, it’s hard not to like this piece, thanks to its rhythms and melodies. Not surprisingly, it is also the most recognized movement of this work and can be heard in movies such as Water Drops on Burning Rocks and Battle Royale.

#4: Nessun Dorma from Turandot, by Puccini

Thanks to the three tenors, this song has become a household name but cannot be identified easily as people cannot associate the song with its name. That said, you can hear this piece in a number of movies namely Bend it like Beckham, Man on Fire and Chasing Liberty.