Ultimate Classical - Chill Out

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B000766202
Number of Discs: 5

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Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
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
3. Dream Children, Op. 43 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; England
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
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
9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne: Con moto tranquillo by Felix Mendelssohn
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 [flute] Bennett (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
12. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
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, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
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
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
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
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
21. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715-1717 ; London, England
22. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715-1717 ; London, England
23. Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ;
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
25. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Lagunen-Walzer, Op. 411 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; France
27. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor: Walter Weller
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Czech Republic
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
29. Die Forelle (Schubert, 2nd version) for Piano, S 564 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Varda Nishry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Hungary
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
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 ;
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
33. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: By the Brook by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ;
34. Suite pastorale: Idylle by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
35. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer: Joseph Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; USA
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
37. Suite No.7 for orchestra ("Scènes alsaciennes"): Sous les tilleuls by Jules Massenet
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1882 ;
38. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Timothy Hutchins (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
39. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 6, To a Water-lily by Edward MacDowell
Performer: Joseph Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; USA
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
41. Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Shepherds' Chorus by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Germany
42. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Anton Karas (Zither)
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Vienna, Austria
43. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
44. Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Period: Romantic
45. A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900-1901 ; France
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
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
48. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Phillip Moll (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1889 ; England
49. Extase ("Sur un lys pâle"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Henri [Composer] Duparc
Performer: David [horn] Gray (Horn)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1874 ;
50. Songs of the Auvergne, for voice & orchestra in 5 series: Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Period: Modern
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
51. Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
Period: Modern
Written: 1955 ;
52. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Period: Romantic
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
54. Serenade No. 6 for orchestra in D major ("Serenata Notturna"), K. 239: 2. Minuet & Trio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Austria
55. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): 4. Larghetto by Antonín Dvořák
Period: Romantic
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
57. Serenade for strings in E flat major, Op. 6: 3. Adagio by Josef Suk
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ;
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
59. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Marisa [Harp] Robles (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
60. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Marisa [Harp] Robles (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Vienna, Austria
61. String Quartet in F major, (prev. attr. Haydn, Op.3/5): Serenade by Roman Hoffstetter
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Classical
62. Dreaming, for piano, Op. 15/3 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer: Alan [Piano] Feinberg (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
63. Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/6, HWV 324: Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Baroque
Written: 1739 ;
64. Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer: Eduardo [Guitar] Fernández (Guitar)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1880-1905 ; Spain
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 ;
66. Czech Suite, for orchestra in D major, B. 93 (Op. 39): 4. Romanza by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Antal Doráti
Period: Romantic
Written: ?04/1879 ;
67. Chanson dans la nuit by Carlos Salzedo
Performer: Marisa [Harp] Robles (Harp )
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1927 ;
68. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
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: Lukas Hagen (Violin), Veronika Hagen (Viola), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Clemens Hagen (Cello), András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
71. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
72. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Adagio "Scène d'amour" by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; France
73. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Theme & Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer: Alois Posch (Double Bass), Lukas Hagen (Violin), Veronika Hagen (Viola), András Schiff (Piano), Clemens Hagen (Cello)
Period: Romantic
74. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
75. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Adagio "Scène d'amour" by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; France
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