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Set Your Life To Music - A Gentle Prelude To Sleep


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462011   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxHeinz HolligerAndreas GregerIrena Grafenauer,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl MünchingerRaymond LeppardIona BrownHeinz Holliger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053: Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6.
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sinfonia no 2 in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Heinz Holliger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Greger (Cello), Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
8.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Elizabeth Selin (Recorder), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
10.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 2nd movement, Affettuoso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Herman Krebbers (Violin)
Conductor:  Arpád Gerecz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Solistes Romands
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), György Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Pepe Romero 
14.
Suite in D major: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
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 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16.
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 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
17.
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 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
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 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
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 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: 5th movement, Cavatina by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
21.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
22.
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 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
23.
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 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
24.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed twice on this disc. 
25.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 2nd movement, Andante by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
28.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
29.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101: 3rd movement, Andante grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this selection is performed. 
30.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
31.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 1 in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
32.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 4, Intermezzo in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
33.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24: Variation 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
34.
Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Johannes Brahms (1865) 
35.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60: 3rd movement, Andante by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Trampler (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1875; Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
36.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Piů adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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