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Relax - The World's Most Beautiful Music - Music For The Soul - 36 Tracks


Release Date: 10/28/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 17279   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAntonio VivaldiKarl JenkinsTomaso Albinoni,   ... 
Performer:  Sabine MeyerYehudi MenuhinPaul BenistonHugh Bean,   ... 
Conductor:  Hans VonkAlberto LysyKarl JenkinsSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle WeimarDresden StaatskapelleCamerata Lysy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar,  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
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 11 Secs. 
3.
A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man": Agnus Dei by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Karl Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Youth Choir of Great Britain,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
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 53 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
5.
The lark ascending: Introduction 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: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6.
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: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
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 58 Secs. 
8.
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 58 Secs. 
9.
Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
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 31 Secs. 
13.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 3, Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
17.
Rhapsody in Blue: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ferde Grofé. 
18.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  André Previn (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ferde Grofé.
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
20.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
21.
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: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
24.
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Ennio Morricone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25.
Requiem: In paradisum by Karl Jenkins
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 1st movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Julia Thornton (Harp)
Conductor:  Erno Olah
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands National Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
29.
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 19 Secs. 
30.
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 30 Secs. 
31.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stockholm Chamber Choir,  Stockholm Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
32.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
33.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Peter [English Horn] Walden (English Horn), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
34.
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 2nd movement, The Kalender Prince by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
35.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
36.
Carmina burana: no 21, In trutina by Carl Orff
Performer:  Janice Watson (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 ˇ Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
Agnus Dei
Adagio in G minor (excerpt)
The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster)
II. Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto in C K299/297c (extract) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)
Romance from the Gadfly
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Requiem in D minor (Mass No. 19) K626, III. Sequenz: 6. Lacrimosa
Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92: Allegretto
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
Four Last Songs: Beim Schlafengehn (conclusion)
Rhapsody in Blue - excerpt (1998 Digital Remaster)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C 'Elvira Madigan' K467: II. Andante (excerpt)
Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev. version arr. Norman Bates)
Canon in D (1997 Digital Remaster)
Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20).
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Gabriel's Oboe
Requiem Op. 48 (1997 Digital Remaster): VII. In Paradisum
Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio (opening) (1997 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)
Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Andante (excerpt)
Ave verum corpus K618
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening
Scheherazade, Op. 35: The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening)
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Carmina Burana: In trutina

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