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The Ultimate Relaxation Album Iv


Release Date: 03/11/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 472856   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian BachRoman HoffstetterJohann Pachelbel,   ... 
Performer:  Mischa MaiskyJulian Lloyd WebberRégis PasquierZino Francescatti
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerNicholas CleoburyRudolf BaumgartnerJohn Pritchard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsI MusiciRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Roman Hoffstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This work was previously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn. 
4. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052: Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Régis Pasquier (Violin), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Baumgartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Strings
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7. Idomeneo, K 366: March in F major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
8. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3: Italiana by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
11. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1871).
Composition revised: Russia (1888). 
13. Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Fileuse by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14. Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
16. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Tempo di Valse by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2. Romance (Andante)
Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007: 1. Prélude
String Quartet in F, H.III No.17, Op.3 No.5 - "Serenade": 2. Andante cantabile
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"
Canon in D
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Idomeneo / Act 3: Marcia
Petite Suite, L.65: 1. En bateau
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.3: 1. Italiana
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Humming Chorus
String Quartet No.1 In D Opus 11: 2. Andante Cantabile
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80 - Orchestral suite, 1898. Orch. by Fauré after the stage work.: Andantino quasi Allegretto (La Fileuse)
Chanson de Matin, Op.15, No.2
No.35 Danse des Ombres heureuses [Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice)]
Serenade for Strings in E, Op.22: 2. Tempo di valse
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 9. Nimrod (Adagio)

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