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Meditation: The Most Beautiful Classical Melodies

Audio Samples

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>     Adagio Sostenuto
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>     Solveig's Song
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068
>     Air on a G string
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : Jubilee Songs of the USA
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly
>     Humming Chorus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Duo for violin & viola in G major, K. 423
>     Adagio
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : Jubilee Songs of the USA
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Duo for violin & viola in G major, K. 423
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of the most beautiful, familiar and popular classical melodies of all time, selected from the Marquis catalog of fine classical recordings, features virtuoso musicians.

From the evocative opening movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, featuring acclaimed pianist Stewart Goodyear, to a unique instrumental interpretation of Puccini's Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly, these melodies appeal to both the classical collector and the casual listener.

The music has been carefully selected and programmed to provide a wonderful flowing musical experience of beauty, serenity and peace. Massenet's Meditation, Debussy's Claire de Lune and Bach's Air on a G String are timeless melodies played with warmth and tenderness.



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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performer: Susan Hoeppner (Flute)
  • Conductor: Chosei Komatsu
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata :: Adagio Sostenuto
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
  • Performers: Robert Aitken (Flute); Erica Goodman (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performers: Akira Eguchi (Piano); Catherine Manoukian (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 :: Solveig's Song
  • Performer: James Campbell (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Robert Silverman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performers: Coenraad Bloemendal (Cello); Erica Goodman (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performer: Susan Hoeppner (Flute)
  • Conductor: Chosei Komatsu
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Catherine Manoukian (Violin); Satoshi Sando (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 :: Air on a G string
  • Performer: Jens Lindemann (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: Robert Silverman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : Jubilee Songs of the USA
  • Ensemble: Upper Valley Duo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Performers: Robert Aitken (Flute); Erica Goodman (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Robert Silverman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Ensemble: Duo Concertante
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Duo for violin & viola in G major, K. 423 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Trio Lyra (Trio)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Cameron Grant (Piano); Joel Krosnick (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886