Ultimate Classical Relaxation - The Essential Masterpieces

Release Date: 3/11/2008
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001079002
Number of Discs: 5

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Works on This Recording
1. Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Baroque
2. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053: Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Neil Black (Oboe)
Period: Baroque
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
5. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Tess Miller (Oboe), Carmel Kaine (Violin)
Period: Baroque
6. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058: Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor: András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
7. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Carl Pini (Violin), Granville Jones (Violin)
Conductor: Thurston Dart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philomusica of London
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
8. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b): Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1779-1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
10. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor: Iona Brown
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
13. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hubert Jellinek (Harp ), Werner Tripp (Flute)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
15. Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k): 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Boskovsky (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Octet
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Viola), Iona Brown (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
18. Divertimento for 2 Horns, Bassoon and Strings no 7 in D major, K 205 (167A): 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
19. Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880 ; Russia
20. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz - Moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
21. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Josef Sakonov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
22. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement, Andantino semplice by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Russia
23. Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Russia
24. Elegy for Strings in G major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Russia
25. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Second Dance of the Swan Queen by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Russia
26. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Allegro con grazia by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
27. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer: Simon Standage (Violin), Alastair Ross (Organ)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: Richard Hickox Orchestra
Period: Baroque
28. Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Liverpool, England
29. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer: Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Spain
31. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Rome, Italy
32. Adagio for Clarinet and Strings by Heinrich Josef Baermann
Performer: Alfred Boskovsky (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Octet
Period: Romantic
33. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Marie Goossens (Harp ), Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
34. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
35. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: John Georgiadis (Violin)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
36. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1888 ; Norway
37. Florida Suite: Daybreak by Frederick Delius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1887/1889 ; Florida, USA
38. Neblina by Andrés Segovia
Performer: Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
39. Morgenblätter, Op. 279 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864 ; Vienna, Austria
40. Early one morning by Traditional
41. Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2: Lever du jour by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; France
42. Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin": Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Zoltan Thirring (Cello), Erwin Ramor (Violin)
Conductor: Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: Classical
Written: ?1761 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
43. Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; England
44. Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46: 1st movement, Adagio cantabile by Max Bruch
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Liverpool, England
45. La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Italy
46. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
47. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
48. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
49. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic
50. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 6, Chant sans paroles by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
51. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892 ; Russia
52. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Phillip Moll (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Russia
53. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 18, Act 2 - Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Russia
54. Aladdin Suite, Op. 34: Aladdin's Dream and Dance of the Morning Mist by Carl Nielsen
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1919 ; Denmark
55. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 7, Uno jionto postouro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
56. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
57. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
Written: 1723 ;
58. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
59. Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
60. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in G major, Op. 61 "Mozartiana": no 3, Preghiera by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Russia
61. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1748-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
62. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: William [flute] Bennett (Flute)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
63. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Cöthen, Germany
64. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: William [flute] Bennett (Flute)
Period: Baroque
65. Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Liverpool, England
66. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer: Simon Standage (Violin), Alastair Ross (Organ)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: Richard Hickox Orchestra
Period: Baroque
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