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The Ultimate Relaxation Album


Release Date: 07/10/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470037   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiGabriel FauréJohann Pachelbel,   ... 
Performer:  Eduardo FernandezJean-Yves ThibaudetJulian Lloyd WebberMarie Goossens,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerGeorge MalcolmCharles DutoitKarl Münchinger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsEnglish Chamber OrchestraMontreal Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Guitar in D major: Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Capriol Suite: 2nd movement, Pavane by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6.
Romance for String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave."
Arranger: Claude Debussy. 
8.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux."
Arranger: Claude Debussy. 
9.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marie Goossens (Harp), Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12.
Capriol Suite: 5th movement, Pieds-en-l'air by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Uri Segal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1910 
16.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV.93: 2. Largo
Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)
Canon in D
Capriol Suite: 2. Pavane
Romance for String Orchestra
Jeux interdits (Romance)
3 Gymnopédies - Orch. Claude Debussy: No.1 - Lent et Grave, No.3 - Lent et douloureux
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 18 (excerpt)
Nocturne
Le Carnaval des Animaux: The Swan
Capriol Suite: 5. Pied-en- l'air
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo
Vocalise, Op.34 No.14
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Pavane pour une infante défunte - Orchestral version

Customer Reviews

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 I like it June 28, 2014 By Raymond N. (Stratford, CT) See All My Reviews "This is perfect for dinner music or even bedtime or napping background." Report Abuse
 Very Pleasant Listening January 25, 2014 By T. Henneke (Corpus Christi, TX) See All My Reviews "I especially bought this recording to listen to while relaxing. I wanted pretty music that was soothing. These selections fit the bill exactly. Recommended." Report Abuse
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