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Eloquence - Meditation Music - Music For Relaxation


Release Date: 05/08/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467414   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jules MassenetFelix MendelssohnWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Nigel KennedyVladimir AshkenazyGervase de Peyer
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeCharles DutoitKarl MünchingerHerbert Blomstedt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraMontreal Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

Imported from : European Union   
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
2.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55: no 4, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
7.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10.
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 
Notes: Orchestrated: Claude Debussy (1896)
This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
12.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Thaďs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.7 Notturno
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55: 4. Solveig's song
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Canon In D
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Pavane, Op.50
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Gymnopédie No.3 - Orchestrated by Claude Debussy as No.2
Adagio For Strings, Op.11

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An Excellent CD Worthy of Its Name. September 3, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This is a fine selection of classical music to listen to when you are simply in the mood to relax and/or concentrate on some other subject. However, the quality of the selections, artists and sound make it equally suitable for close listening and great enjoyment!

The selections are listed above and are, as I noted, top of the line for this kind of music. The artists included leave absolutely nothing to be desired - Ashkenazy, Kennedy, Dutoit, Marriner, Mehta, etc. You couldn't ask for a better CD to relax and meditate.


Highly recommended. An outstanding disc - especially for the price!"
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