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Essential Relaxing Classics

Essential Relaxing Classics / Various
Release Date: 08/24/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27930   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelAntonio VivaldiRalph Vaughan WilliamsSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinCécile OussetJacqueline du PréHugh Bean,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerAlberto LysySir Adrian BoultSimon Rattle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. The lark ascending: Introduction by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
8. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10. The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Ennio Morricone
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante - Excerpt(s) by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 09/16/1844; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
16. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze - Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
19. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Hans Kalafuzs (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
21. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto - Excerpt(s) by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
24. Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
25. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio excerpt by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Modern 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
26. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Basset Clarinet)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
28. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Fritz Helmis (Harp)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Julia Thornton (Harp)
Conductor:  Erno Olah
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
31. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
32. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
33. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
34. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leonard Pennario (Piano)
Conductor:  Miklos Rozsa
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
35. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor: 2. Adagio [opening] by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1864-1867; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sheep may safely graze from Cantata No. 208 (arr. Marriner)
Canon in D (1997 Digital Remaster)
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
Flute and Harp Concerto in C K.299 (1985 Digital Remaster): II Andantino
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)
The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster)
Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''
Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio (opening) (1997 Digital Remaster)
Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod
Romance from the Gadfly
Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev. version arr. Norman Bates)
Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 (1997 Digital Remaster): Air
Adagio in G minor (excerpt)
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C 'Elvira Madigan' K467: II. Andante (excerpt)
Gabriel's Oboe
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Trois Gymnopédies: 1. Lent et douloureux
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune (transcr. Stokowski)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Andante (excerpt)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
'Pathétique' Sonata (Op. 13 - II: Adagio Cantabile)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Six Gnossiennes: No.1: Lent
The Swan (Le Cygne)
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Thaïs: Méditation

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