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Quiet Music for Quiet Times


Release Date: 09/24/1996 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454735   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenClaude Debussy
Performer:  Mitsuko UchidaPeter DammStephen KovacevichIrena Grafenauer,   ... 
Conductor:  Jeffrey TateSir Neville MarrinerSir Colin DavisKurt Masur,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsHolliger Wind Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set includes the individual discs "Mozart for Meditation", "Beethoven at Bedtime" and "Debussy for Daydreaming".
Includes work(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, various composers.
This set includes the individual discs "Mozart for Meditation", "Beethoven at Bedtime" and "Debussy for Daydreaming".
Includes work(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Damm (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1988 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holliger Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1978 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c): 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1988 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338: 2nd movement, Andante di molto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1980 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1974 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 31 in D major, K 297 (300a) "Paris": 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1978 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria Graf (Harp), Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1988 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1962 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11.
Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1983 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/1989 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
13.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 5/1969 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
15.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 9/1963 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
17.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: 5th movement, Cavatina by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Piero Farulli (Viola), Elisa Pegreffi (Violin),
Paolo Borciani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/1969 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
18.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/1979 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1/1974 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2/1962 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Roger Bourdin (Flute)
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
Date of Recording: 10/1966 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
22.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 6/1985 
Venue:  USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
23.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 6/1985 
Venue:  USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
24.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Date of Recording: 4/1959 
Venue:  USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
25.
Ręverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
26.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1/1991 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
27.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Janet Ferguson (Flute)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 4/1989 
Venue:  USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 
28.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10: 3rd movement, Andantino doucement expressif by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Piero Farulli (Viola), Elisa Pegreffi (Violin),
Paolo Borciani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Date of Recording: 8/1965 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp: 2nd movement, Interlude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Annie Challan (Harp), Colette Lequien (Viola), Roger Bourdin (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1966 
Venue:  Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
30.
Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
31.
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Date of Recording: 3/1991 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
32.
Images for Orchestra: no 2, Ibéria - Les parfums de la nuit by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1912; France 
Date of Recording: 5/1963 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto No.1 in G, K.313: 2. Adagio non troppo
Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488: 2. Andante
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495: 2. Romanza (Andante)
Symphony No.31 in D, K.297 "Paris": 2. Andante
Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K.450: 2. (Andante)
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218: 2. Andante cantabile
Serenade in C minor, K.388 "Nacht Musik": 2. Andante
Concerto in C for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, K.299: 2. Andantino
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595: 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.34 in C, K.338: 2. Andante di molto
Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Syrinx - for unaccompanied Flute
Maid with the Flaxen Hair
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Petite suite: 1. En bateau
Ręverie
La plus que lente
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune
String Quartet in G minor, Op.10: 3. Andantino doucement expressif
Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp: 2. Interlude
Deux Arabesques L. 66: No. 1 Andante con moto
Valse romantique
Images for Orchestra / 2. Ibéria: 2. Les parfums de la nuit

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Great Music to Work By July 25, 2014 By Lillian K. (Hartford , CT) See All My Reviews "This is a wonderful CD to hear while work that doesn't require full concentration needs to be done. Though single works such as symphonies are always welcome, the delightful variety of this is very appealing." Report Abuse
 Easy Listening July 12, 2014 By Gert S. (Georgetown, TX) See All My Reviews "This is a very nice set. The title is correct. It's good music for "quiet times"." Report Abuse
 Rainy Day Romance July 12, 2014 By K. Renner (Anaheim, CA) See All My Reviews "Lovely album for just as titled. Background reading, romance or a rainy day, this is a splendid addition to any library. Much recommended." Report Abuse
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