Coffee & Classical / Various

Release Date: 11/22/2019
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578358
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Enjoy this full-flavored selection of music whilst sipping on a coffee from your favorite cup. Let our blended brew of aural aromas bring you down to earth from the day’s highs, and experience how our choice of works gives grounds for escape from the grind of the day, filtering out downbeat moments before stirring yourself back into the daily routine. This release, part of the Naxos Lifestyle Series, features works from famous classical composers like Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms, as well as more modern composers like Bernstein and Scriabin. Only the finest musicians have been chosen to perform these works, including Idil Biret, the Bas que National Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Maria Kliegel, and more.
Works on This Recording
1. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
2. Sérénade in E flat major, Op. 15 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
3. Divertimento for Orchestra by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980 ; USA
4. Fantasia for Piano in C major, H 17 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
5. Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Maria Lambros (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Austria
6. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
7. Impromptus (2) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Soyeon Lee (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1895 ; Russia
8. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Rachel Calin (Double Bass), Alon Goldstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Fine Arts Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Nocturne for Piano no 10 in E minor, H 46b by John Field
Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; England
10. Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25: IV. Allegro moderato by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Spain
11. Allegro and Minuet for 2 Flutes in G major, WoO 26 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Patrick Gallois (Flute), Kazunori Seo (Flute)
Period: Classical
Written: 1792 ;
12. Sonata for Piano in B major, H 17 by John Field
Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1813 ; England
13. Canon for Piano in D minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Soyeon Lee (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Russia
14. Anniversaries (5) for Piano: no 5, For Susanna Kyle by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Warren Lee (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949-1951 ; USA
15. Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Tim Hugh (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; England
16. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
17. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 1, Arietta by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Norway
18. Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra in A major on Polish Airs, Op 13: Air by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Poland
19. Aquarelles (2): Lento ma non troppo by Frederick Delius
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
20. Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Marián Lapsansky (Piano), Peter Toperczer (Piano)
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
21. Aquarelles (2): Lento ma non troppo by Frederick Delius
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
22. Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Marián Lapsansky (Piano), Peter Toperczer (Piano)
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
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