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Lifestyles - Music For Reading

Release Date: 07/11/2000 
Label:  Columbia River Entertainment   Catalog #: 150008   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerGustav HolstJules MassenetLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Lifestyles series aims to enrich the time spent on mundane tasks by providing music that will create a pleasant atmosphere. Each disc features well-chosen selections, all beautifully performed and recorded, that will enhance and improve any activity or regular routine.
Reading and listening to music are usually thought of as exclusive activities, but the right music can provide an appropriate backdrop for literary enjoyment and will even enhance the experience. And while great literature certainly stands on its own, music can wash away the everyday troubles and tensions, provide a mood of calm and tranquility, and clear the mind. The works in this collection accomplish this, but music such as Elgar's 'Sospiri,' the Kyrie from
Read more Bruckner's Mass, and the Adagietto from Mahler's Fifth Symphony is much more than background. These along with the other pieces included are masterworks that deserve undivided attention. Read less

Works on This Recording

Mass no 2 in E minor, WAB 27: Kyrie eleyson by Anton Bruckner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1896; Linz, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Venus by Gustav Holst
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Grand Overtures (6), Op. 18: no 3 in D major for Double Orchestra - 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Christian Bach
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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