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The Most Relaxing Chamber Album In The World...ever!


Release Date: 10/04/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 33603   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnFrédéric ChopinFranz SchubertJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Gerhard SchulzGünter PichlerValentin ErbenThomas Kakuska,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String QuartetNash EnsembleMelos Ensemble London,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 76 no 4/H 3 no 78 "Sunrise": Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gerhard Schulz (Violin), Günter Pichler (Violin), Valentin Erben (Cello),
Thomas Kakuska (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99: 2nd movement, Andante by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Augustin Dumay (Violin), Frédéric Lodéon (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1: 2nd movement, Andante un poco adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano), Michael Collins (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christopher Van Kampen (Cello), Rodney Slatford (Double Bass), Roger Chase (Viola),
Marcia Crayford (Violin), Frank Lloyd (French Horn), Michael Collins (Clarinet),
Brian Wightman (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt": 3rd Movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Valentin Erben (Cello), Thomas Kakuska (Viola), Gerhard Schulz (Violin),
Günter Pichler (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132: no 3, Ruhiges Tempo mit zartem Ausdruck by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Cecil Aronowitz (Viola), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 2nd movement, Adagio molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
9.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lamar Crowson (Piano), Peter Graeme (Oboe), Neill [French Horn] Sanders (French Horn),
Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), William Waterhouse (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no 1: 2nd movement, Romanze by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Corina Belcea (Violin), Laura Samuel (Violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (Viola),
Alasdair Tait (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belcea String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1873; Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73: no 1, Zart und mit Ausdruck by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Lamar Crowson (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12.
Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 8: Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin), Gérard Caussé (Viola), David Geringas (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1796 - 1797). 
13.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacqueline Shave (Violin), Nicholas Carpenter (Clarinet), Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin (Viola),
Patrick Kiernan (Violin), Anthony Pleeth (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brindisi String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2: Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Manuel Fischer-Dieskau (Cello), Christoph Poppen (Violin), Harald Schoneweg (Violin),
Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cherubini String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
15.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10: 3rd movement, Andantino doucement expressif by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Corina Belcea (Violin), Laura Samuel (Violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (Viola),
Alasdair Tait (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belcea String Quartet
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Peter Frankl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
17.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lesley Robertson (Viola), Marina Hoover (Cello), Geoff Nuttall (Violin),
Barry Shiffman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1871).
Composition revised: Russia (1888). 
18.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op. 125 no 1: 3rd movement, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentin Berlinsky (Cello), Dimitri Shebalin (Viola), Andrei Abramenkov (Violin),
Mikhail Kopelman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
19.
Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Roman Hoffstetter
Performer:  Valentin Erben (Cello), Gerhard Schulz (Violin), Günter Pichler (Violin),
Thomas Kakuska (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This work was previously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn. 
20.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Adela Peña (Violin), Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sara Sant'Ambrogio. 
21.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Cello and Basso Continuo in C minor, RV 83: Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Adela Peña (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
22.
Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51/H 3 no 50-56: Sonata VII: Largo (Pater, in manus tua by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Klaus Kämper (Cello), Christoph Poppen (Violin), Harald Schoneweg (Violin),
Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cherubini String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23.
Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sergio Azzolini (Bassoon), Bruno Schneider (French Horn), Diethelm Jonas (Oboe),
Christian Zacharias (Piano), Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
24.
Trio for Piano, Clarinet/Violin and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Brown (Piano), Michael Collins (Clarinet), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Relaxing music June 29, 2013 By Keith Klockau (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "I still prefer the whole chamber music pieces; but isolated movements that are contemplative(as these are) are great for getting ready for sleep" Report Abuse
 It's OK October 21, 2012 By Richard E. (Flushing, NY) See All My Reviews "I have no omplaint. It's pleasant." Report Abuse
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