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Life Is Beautiful, Vol. 2: Music For A Relaxing Weekend

Life Is Beautiful
Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Abc Classics   Catalog #: 841919   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyEmmanuel ChabrierFrédéric ChopinSir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  John ChampAnthony BaldwinDavid BollardDavid Pereira,   ... 
Conductor:  David MeashamDavid StanhopeOmri HadariAntony Walker,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  David Measham
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Suite pastorale: Idylle by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Champ (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  David Measham
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
Gli uccelli "The Birds": no 2, La Colomba by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Omri Hadari
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  David Measham
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Anthony Baldwin (Piano), David Bollard (Piano), David Pereira (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino": Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Paul Curtis (Flute)
Conductor:  David S. McBride
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Richard Divall
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Champ (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Donald Westlake (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Robert Pikler
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
17.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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