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Ultimate Classical - Chill Out

Ultimate Classical Chill Out / Various
Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000766202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyFrédéric ChopinEdvard GriegSir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph CooperIlana VeredWilliam BennettBrigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Fassbaender,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard HerrmannRaymond AgoultRichard BonyngeStanley Black,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraNew Symphony Orchestra of LondonLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Joseph Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Dream Children, Op. 43 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
La Navarraise: Nocturne by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Stanley Black
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
6.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ilana Vered (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11: no 4, Intermezzo "Garden Scene" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Josef Sakonov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Vienna, Austria 
8.
La Vierge: Dernier sommeil de la Vierge by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne: Con moto tranquillo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
10.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
11.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
12.
Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Fassbaender (), Lucia Popp ()
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
13.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baďlčro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ()
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
15.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
16.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (), Huguette Tourangeau ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
17.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Nocturne by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Stanley Black
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1904; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20.
Lyric Pieces (6) for piano, Book 5, Op. 54: Nocturne by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
21.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
22.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23.
Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
24.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
25.
Eine Nacht in Venedig: Lagunen-Walzer, Op. 411 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
26.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Walter Weller
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
28.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
29.
Die Forelle (Schubert, 2nd version) for Piano, S 564 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Varda Nishry (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
30.
The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Dance of the Swans ... Odette and the Prince ... Second Dance of the by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Francisco Garbarro (Cello), Mincho Minchev (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
31.
Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fenby from 2 songs "to be sung on a summer night"): Gaily, but by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
32.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
33.
Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: By the Brook by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808 
Length: 12 Minutes 35 Secs. 
34.
Suite pastorale: Idylle by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
35.
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Joseph Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
36.
Nordic Melodies (2) for string orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands), Op. 63: Cowkeeper's Tune & Co by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
37.
Suite No.7 for orchestra ("Scčnes alsaciennes"): Sous les tilleuls by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1882 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
38.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Timothy Hutchins (Flute)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
39.
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 6, To a Water-lily by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Joseph Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
40.
Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Shepherd's Melody by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
41.
Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Shepherds' Chorus by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
42.
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Anton Karas (Zither)
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
43.
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
44.
Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
Conductor:  Elgar Howarth
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
45.
A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
46.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
47.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 1, Op. 64a: no 6, Balcony Scene by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
48.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Phillip Moll (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
49.
Extase ("Sur un lys pâle"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Henri Duparc
Performer:  David Gray (Horn)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1874 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
50.
Songs of the Auvergne, for voice & orchestra in 5 series: Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ()
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: Modern 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
51.
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Period: Modern 
Written: 1950-1954 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
52.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
Conductor:  Elgar Howarth
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
53.
Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon cour s'ouvre a ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marilyn Horne ()
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
54.
Serenade No. 6 for orchestra in D major ("Serenata Notturna"), K. 239: 2. Minuet & Trio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
55.
Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): 4. Larghetto by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
56.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
57.
Serenade for strings in E flat major, Op. 6: 3. Adagio by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
58.
Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138: Vous soupirez, madame? ... Nuit paisible et sereine! by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  April Cantelo ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 08/1860-02/1862; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
59.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
60.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
61.
String Quartet in F major, (prev. attr. Haydn, Op.3/5): Serenade by Roman Hoffstetter
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Period: Classical 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
62.
Dreaming, for piano, Op. 15/3 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Alan Feinberg (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
63.
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/6, HWV 324: Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
64.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
65.
Serenade for orchestra No. 2 in A major, Op. 16: 4. Quasi menuetto - Trio by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  István Kertész
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1860 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
66.
Czech Suite, for orchestra in D major, B. 93 (Op. 39): 4. Romanza by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?04/1879 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
67.
Chanson dans la nuit by Carlos Salzedo
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
68.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ()
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
69.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alan Loveday (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
70.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Theme & Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clemens Hagen (Cello), András Schiff (Piano), Veronika Hagen (Viola),
Lukas Hagen (Violin), Alois Posch (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
71.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade ()
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
72.
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Adagio "Scčne d'amour" by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 

Sound Samples

Suite bergamasque, L.75: Clair de lune
Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Dream Children - two pieces for small orchestra, Op.43
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
La Navaraisse: Nocturne
String Quartet No.2 in D: Notturno
Nocturne No.15 in F minor, Op.55 No.1
Much ado about nothing - Incidental Music - Concert Suite: Intermezzo (Garden Scene)
Die Forelle
La Vičrge: Le dernier sommeil de la Vičrge (The last sleep of the Virgin)
Swan Lake, Op.20 - Act 2: No.13e Danse des cygnes: Pas d'action: Odette et le prince/Deuxičme danse de la reine des cygnes (Andante)
Lyric Pieces, Op.54: Nocturne
Lyric Pieces, Op.54: Nocturne
Two Aquarelles: Gaily, but not too quick
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: Nocturne
Pavane, Op.50
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S. 558 No.2 piano transcription after Schubert
The Blue Danube Waltz
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Hornpipe
Water Music Suite / Water Music Suite in F Major: Air
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in G Major: Gigue
Images - Book 1, L. 110: 1. Reflets dans l'eau
Lagunen-Waltzer (Lagoon Waltz), Op.411
Jeux d'eau
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Má Vlast (My Country): Vltava
24 Préludes, Op.28: 15. in D flat major ("Raindrop")

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