4 oracle items tagged as classical
January 14, 2009 / submitted by Daniel, Sweden
Q.  When Politik ends on the Viva la Vida tour, Chris plays a nice classic piece on the piano, and I wonder, is it "Le Moulin" by Yann Tiersen? couse parts of it sounds like that song.

I actually answered this on the 7th Jan so as that was only last week it should be easy to find. I am a fan of Mr Tiersen and can be frequently found whistling his music from Amelie. Yann's music is typically French and so I can understand why you'd think it was a piece by him but as you will see when you look, it's not.

January 7, 2009 / submitted by Jason, United Kingdom
Q.  I saw Coldplay in Birmingham on December 6th and during the concert Chris played a beautiful piece of classical music. It was piece I recognised but do not know the name of.......what was it? I would love to know cheers. Jason

There were actually two classical/instrumental piano pieces played. One was after the stage b set and was an original composition Postcards From Far Away that is on Prospekt's March. As you say you recognised it, chances are that it was the equally beautiful yet haunting piece Chris plays at the end of Politik. It's the sublime Gnossienne No. 1 by Erik Satie.

December 19, 2008 / submitted by Alistair, United Kingdom
Q.  What was the classical piece of music played in the warm up before Coldplay came on stage at the O2 concert 16.12.08.

The Blue Danube by Strauss comes straight after Jay-Z - I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) that indicates it's showtime.

November 25, 2008 / submitted by Tyler, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

My music professor is the master of classical music. From Bach to Britten he seems to know everything about great composers. However, when I mentioned the name Coldplay, he had now idea who I was talking about. Which Coldplay song do you think I should recommend to him?

If classic composers are his thing, maybe start with Postcards From Far Away. This is very short at under a minute but it's a sublime track on Prospekt's March. It will certainly prick up his ears.