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


Release Date: 03/04/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 757347   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniJohann Sebastian BachSamuel BarberLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Andrei GavrilovMoura LympanyMady MespléDanielle Millet,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir David WillcocksEugene OrmandySeiji Ozawa,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsCambridge King's College ChoirPhiladelphia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2. 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: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de France
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
9. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11. Coppélia: La prière by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Jean-Baptiste Mari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Mady Mesplé (Soprano), Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 1st movement, Moderato by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
16. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gareth Morris (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
17. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
18. Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": 2nd movement, Lento e largo by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Zofia Kilanowisz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jacek Kasprzyk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cracow Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
19. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
20. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
21. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Hans Kalafusz (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
23. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Fritz Helmis (Harp)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
26. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jeanine Collard (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
27. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
28. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Strings
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
31. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
32. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Osian Ellis (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
33. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
34. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
35. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
36. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 

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