Classical Chill

Release Date: 5/21/2002
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8520101
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
One quick glance through the tracks on this disc will quickly dispel the notion that this is merely another compilation of well trodden and over-sampled "greatest hits" of classical music. Buy this CD and spend a couple of hours "cooling down" with some classical music this summer. You'll find a remarkably varied and eclectic set of repertoire, some familiar, but a number of surprising discoveries all blended into a seamless stream of scintillating sounds!
Works on This Recording
1. Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra": The Marsh by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Finland
2. Trio for Strings in G major: Adagio by Ernest John Moeran
Orchestra/Ensemble: Maggini String Quartet members
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; England
3. Concerto for Violin: 2nd movement by Philip Glass
Performer: Adele Anthony (Violin)
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ; USA
4. Bagatelles (5) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Romance by Gerald Finzi
Performer: Robert Plane (Clarinet)
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941-1943 ; England
5. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Orchestra/Ensemble: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
6. Flowers from Frösö, Suite No 1: Om många år by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Performer: Niklas Sivelov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ;
7. Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer: François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; France
8. Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 3, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924-1925 ; Poland
9. Tabula Rasa: Ludus by Arvo Pärt
Performer: Lesley Hatfield (Violin), Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; Estonia
10. Sancta Maria by Thomas Bloch
Performer: Thomas Bloch (Glass Armonica)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1998 ;
11. Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer: François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1931 ; France
12. Prelude for String Orchestra in F minor, Op. 25 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920s ; England
13. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914 ; England
14. Mass in G minor: Kyrie by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
15. London Pieces (3): no 1, Chelsea Reach by John Ireland
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1920 ; England
16. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Des Abends by Robert Schumann
Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Germany
17. La terra è liberata, HWV 122 "Apollo e Dafne": Felicissima quest'alma by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble: European Union Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1708 ; Italy
18. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H): Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Harald Nerat
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
19. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Wind Soloists
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Pastoral Suite, Op. 19: Romance by Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Sweden
21. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 1, Shepherd boy by Edvard Grieg
Conductor: Richard Edlinger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Norway
22. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Tedi Papavrami (Piano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Paris, France
23. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; England
24. The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Period: 20th Century
25. Cornish Dances (4), Op. 91: no 2, Andantino by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; England
26. Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; England
27. Symphony no 7 "Sinfonia antartica": Landscape "Lento" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949-1952 ; England
28. Toward the Sea I by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Petri Alanko (Flute)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
29. Adam Zero, F 1: no 11, Approach of Autumn by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
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