Classical Chill: The Romantic Collection, Vol. 2

Release Date: 8/31/2010
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578009-10
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Whether or not you follow a particular form of meditation, meditate for a specific reason, or simply need some quiet time to yourself, the music selected for Classical Meditation can help you to relax your mind and body, focus your thought, and refresh your spirit. The music in this collection is grouped into ‘sessions’, each of which may take you on a different imaginative journey. The first disc features choral music of radiant beauty, which seems to float freely outside time and space, inviting you to enter a realm of inner peace. The second disc presents music inspired by natural landscapes from around the world, celebrating our place in the world.
Works on This Recording
1. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
2. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 4th movement, Larghetto by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Bohemia
3. Fountains of Rome: no 1, La fontana di Valle Giulia all'alba by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Italy
4. Sonata a quattro no 1 in G major: 2nd movement, Andantino by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Rossini Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1804 ; Italy
5. Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Ernst [Clarinet] Ottensamer (Clarinet)
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1811 ; Munich, Germany
6. Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Daniel Nazareth
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor: Robert Sankovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Germany
8. Romance for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 11/B 38 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Ilya [Violin] Kaler (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1877 ; Bohemia
9. L'arlésienne: Minuet by Georges Bizet
Performer: Nora Mercz (Harp ), János Bálint (Flute)
Period: Romantic
10. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 12, Death of Aase by Edvard Grieg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1892 ; Norway
11. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: Keith Clark
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; France
12. Le Cid: Andalouse by Jules Massenet
Conductor: Keith Clark
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; France
13. Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 2, Last spring by Edvard Grieg
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Norway
14. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
15. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Rome, Italy
16. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Michael Halász
Written: 1877 ;
17. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
18. Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mariko Honda (Violin)
Conductor: Keith Clark
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
19. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Serenade: Adagio by Josef [Composer] Suk
Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ;
22. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
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