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Classical Chill: The Romantic Collection, Vol. 2

Classical Chill: Romantic Collection / Various
Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578009-10   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnAntonín DvorákOttorino RespighiGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Ernst OttensamerBenjamin FrithIlya KalerNora Mercz,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony BramallJaroslav KrcekEnrique BátizJohannes Wildner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaBudapest Rossini Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whether or not you follow a particular form of meditation, meditate for a specific reason, or simply need some quiet time to yourself, the music selected for Classical Meditation can help you to relax your mind and body, focus your thought, and refresh your spirit. The music in this collection is grouped into ‘sessions’, each of which may take you on a different imaginative journey. The first disc features choral music of radiant beauty, which seems to float freely outside time and space, inviting you to enter a realm of inner peace. The second disc presents music inspired by natural landscapes from around the world, celebrating our place in the world. Whether or not you follow a particular form of meditation, meditate for a specific reason, or simply need some quiet time to yourself, the music selected for Classical Meditation can help you to relax your mind and body, focus your thought, and refresh your spirit. The music in this collection is grouped into ‘sessions’, each of which may take you on a different imaginative journey. The first disc features choral music of radiant beauty, which seems to float freely outside time and space, inviting you to enter a realm of inner peace. The second disc presents music inspired by natural landscapes from around the world, celebrating our place in the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 4th movement, Larghetto by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3. Fountains of Rome: no 1, La fontana di Valle Giulia all'alba by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1915; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Sonata a quattro no 1 in G major: 2nd movement, Andantino by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Rossini Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Ernst Ottensamer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6. Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Daniel Nazareth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Sankovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8. Romance for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 11/B 38 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Ilya Kaler (Violin)
Conductor:  Camilla Kolchinsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9. L'arlésienne: Minuet by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Nora Mercz (Harp), János Bálint (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
10. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 12, Death of Aase by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12. Le Cid: Andalouse by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13. Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 2, Last spring by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
14. Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6: 3rd movement, Adagio by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 10 Minutes 27 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
17. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Written: 1877 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
18. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
19. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mariko Honda (Violin)
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II, No. 13: Dances of the Swans: Andante
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Act III: Nocturne
Serenade in E major, Op. 22, B. 52: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22, B. 52: IV. Larghetto
Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106: I. La fontana di Valle all'alba
Sonata for Strings No. 1 in G major: II. Andantino
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73, J. 114: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. M. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Il vecchio castello (orch. M. Ravel)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: II. Andante
Romance in F minor, Op. 11, B. 39
12 Morceaux, Op. 40 (arr. for violin and piano): 12 Morceaux, Op. 40: No. 2. Chanson triste
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: III. Minuet
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: II. The Death of Aase
Pavane, Op. 50
Serenade melancolique, Op. 26
Le Cid Ballet Suite: Le Cid, Act II: Andalouse
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (version for orchestra): 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Last Spring
Serenade in E flat major, Op. 6: III. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: II. Andante
Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50: Violin Romance No. 2 in G major, Op. 50

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