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The Most Relaxing Piano Album In The World...ever!


Release Date: 09/02/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67526   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen HoughMoura LympanyJohn OgdonCécile Ousset,   ... 
Conductor:  Bryden ThomsonSir Neville MarrinerSimon RattleJerzy Maksymiuk,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Myra Hess. 
4. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5. Suite bergamasque: 3. Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7. Tango by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Godowsky. 
8. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12. Goyescas, H 65 [opera]: La maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Magda Tagliaferro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913-1915; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a Mono recording. 
13. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
15. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
17. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
23. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a Mono recording. 
24. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
25. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
26. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
28. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
29. Cançons i dansas (14): no 1, Petiteta l'han casada/La dansa de Castelltersol by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
31. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
32. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
33. Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
34. Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
35. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
36. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C 'Elvira Madigan' K467: II. Andante (excerpt)
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)
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster)
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
Tango (arr. Godowsky)
Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat (1988 Digital Remaster)
Waltzes: No. 9 in A flat major Op. 69 No. 1
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)
Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)
La maja y el ruiseñor (Rosario) from 'Goyescas' (Periquet)
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp Op.15 No.2
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): I: Lent et douloureux
Für Elise
Etude in E major Op. 10 No. 3 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Songs without Words (1996 Digital Remaster): Andante grazioso in A major, Op. 62 No. 6, 'Frühlingslied'
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: Second movement: Andante
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathétique' Op. 13 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (excerpt)
'Goldberg' Variations BWV988 (Aria with divers variations): Aria
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (1988 Digital Remaster): II Romance (excerpt)
Granada from Suite española No. 1 Op. 47
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39/15
Keyboard Concerto in F minor BWV1056: II. Largo
Lyric Pieces, Book 3 Op. 43: To the Spring (An den Frühling)
Nocturnes (1992 Digital Remaster): No. 10 in A flat Op. 32 No. 2
II. Adagio un poco mosso from Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat 'Emperor' Op. 73 (extract) (1989 Digital Remaster)
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
Cançons i danses (Songs and Dances) (1992 Digital Remaster): No. 1 (1921)
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Preludes: Prelude No. 15 in D flat 'Raindrop' (Sostenuto)
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.1 Lent
Dolly Suite Op. 56: I. Berceuse
Minuet in G WoO 10 No. 2
Berceuse in D flat Op. 57

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