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Relax - The World's Most Beautiful Music - Music for the Soul - 36 Tracks

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
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Notes & Reviews:

The modern world seems to constantly be getting more and more hectic, with more and more things going on around us all at once. This 2-CD set from EMI Classics is meant to remind people that there is more to life than the daily hustle and bustle, that sometimes it's good to just sit back and just not do anything for a little while - to relax a little. These 36 tracks represent the most soothing, meditative, transcendently beautiful music ever produced, encouraging listeners to pause from the distractions of the world and turn inward, shutting off the computer, TV, cell phone, and so on. Timeless treasures such as Pachelbel's Canon in D, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, Dvorak's New World Symphony Largo, and more uplift and restore, leaving the listener refreshed and ready to face the world with renewed energy!



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" :: A Mass for Peace, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending :: Opening
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major :: II. Andantino (extract)
  • Performers: James Galway (Flute); Fritz Helmis (Harp)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: I. Adagio sostenuto (extract)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis :: Opening
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: III. Adagio
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: II. Adagio sostenuto (opening)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 :: II. Allegretto (opening)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150 :: Beim Sch
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: II. Andante (extract)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn after the Storm)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble); Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: II. Romance
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In paradisum
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: II. Adagio (opening)
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: II. La
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: II. Andante (extract)
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: II. Adagio (opening)
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade :: The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: IV. Adagietto (conclusion)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: In trutina
  • Performer: Janice Watson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936