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Classic Lullabies: Music For Sweetest Dreams

Audio Samples

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Schumann, Robert : Scenes of Childhood, Op. 15
>     Dreaming
>Schumann, Robert : Märchenbilder no 4 (Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck), for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113/
>Flies, Bernhard : Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein, folk song
>Schubert, Franz : Octet, D. 803
>     Andante (excerpt)
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel & Gretel
>     Abends will ich schlafen
>Strauss, Richard : Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>     Barcarolle
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>     The last Sleep of the Virgin
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : The Carnival of the Animals
>     Aquarium
>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite
>     En bateau
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for flute and piano
>     Cantilena (excerpt)
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye
>     Le Jardin féérique
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly
>     Berceuse
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Schumann, Robert : Scenes of Childhood, Op. 15
>Schumann, Robert : Märchenbilder no 4 (Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck), for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113/
>Flies, Bernhard : Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein, folk song
>Schubert, Franz : Octet, D. 803
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel & Gretel
>Strauss, Richard : Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : The Carnival of the Animals
>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for flute and piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Joannes Brahms was not the only great composer to write a beautiful lullaby. Virgin Classics is proud to release a brand new compilation containing 18 exquisite, gentle pieces to help you rock your baby to sleep, by such masters as Chopin, Strauss, Debussy, Ravel and Fauré. Classic Lullabies features great artists including Truls Mørk, Anne Sofie von Otter, Danielle Laval, The Nash Ensemble and Kun Woo Paik. These artists are heard performing such classics as Brahms' Wiegenlied, Debussy's Claire de Lune, and Saint-Saëns' Aquarium from Le Carnaval des Animaux. This soothing collection of lullabies will guarantee the sweetest classical dreams.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
  • Performers: Truls Truls Mork (Cello); Juhani Lagerspetz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Schumann, Robert : Scenes of Childhood, Op. 15 :: Dreaming
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schumann, Robert : Märchenbilder no 4 (Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck), for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113/
  • Performers: Lars Tomter (Viola); Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Flies, Bernhard : Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein, folk song
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schubert, Franz : Octet, D. 803 :: Andante (excerpt)
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1824.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1824

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel & Gretel :: Abends will ich schlafen
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Strauss, Richard : Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz
  • Conductor: Richard Stamp
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Danielle Laval (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge :: The last Sleep of the Virgin
  • Conductor: Paul Tortelier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : The Carnival of the Animals :: Aquarium
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite :: En bateau
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for flute and piano :: Cantilena (excerpt)
  • Performers: Jacques Février (Piano); Michel Debost (Flute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye :: Le Jardin féérique
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly :: Berceuse
  • Conductor: Serge Baudo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978