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The Most Relaxing Violin Album In The World... Ever!


Release Date: 10/04/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35177   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jules MassenetJohann Sebastian BachGabriel FauréWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterItamar GolanKyung-Wha ChungAugustin Dumay,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanManuel RosenthalSalvatore AccardoSir Adrian Boult,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraMonte Carlo Philharmonic OrchestraBremen State Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Conductor:  Manuel Rosenthal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bremen State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
9.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
11.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
12.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
13.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bremen State Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1781 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
14.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
15.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Ian Brown (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Canzonetta by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Constantin Silvestri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
18.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
19.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bremen State Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 14: 2nd movement, Andante by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
21.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Conductor:  Vag Papian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
22.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 17 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Thaïs: Méditation
Air on a G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3)
Berceuse Op. 16
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat major K269/K261a
Clair de lune
Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1 "Spring", RV 269 from "The Four Seasons": I - Allegro
Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1 "Spring", RV 269 from "The Four Seasons": II - Largo
Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1 "Spring", RV 269 from "The Four Seasons": III - Allegro
The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: II. Andante
Romances (1988 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in F, Op.50
Romance in F minor B39 (Op. 11)
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C K373
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14
Liebesleid
Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Canzonetta (Andante)
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042: II. Adagio
Beau soir
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E K261
Violin Concerto, Op.14: II. Andante
Ave Maria Op.52 No. 6
The Lark Ascending

Customer Reviews

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 Perfect background music January 2, 2014 By Julie G. (Bozeman, MT) See All My Reviews "The music is beautiful. I can listen forever." Report Abuse
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 Music a la Andre Rieux August 7, 2013 By Maurice Chacron (Kingston, ON) See All My Reviews "The chosen accompanying boast(The Most....The word...Ever!)is a good indicator as to the style of the performers!" Report Abuse
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