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Relaxing Classics 101 - Six albums of relaxing music titled: Choral I & II; Flute and Harp; Guitar; Piano; Orchestral / Ashkenazy, Lagoya, Rogé, Romero et al. [6 CDs]

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Rossini, Gioachino : O salutaris hostia, for mixed voices
>Brackett, Joseph : Simple Gifts
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata BWV 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
>Higginbottom, Edward : Crux fidelis (after Handel's Ombra mai fu)
>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C major, D956
>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, op. 92
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K467
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Chant, Gregorian : Te lucis ante terminum, compline hymn in mode 8 (Liber Usualis 266)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St Matthew Passion
>Fauré, Gabriel : Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K285a
>Falla, Manuel de : El sombrero de tres picos
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
>Eichner, Ernst : Harp Concerto in C major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude, Op. 28 no 15 "Raindrop" "La goutte d'eau" . "Regentropfen-Prelude"
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Roussel, Albert : Joueurs de flûte, for flute & piano, Op. 27
>Rosetti, Antonio : Sonata no 2 in E flat major
>Mercadante, Saverio : Concerto for Flute in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Flute in A minor, HWV 374, "Hale" no 1
>Rota, Nino : Il padrino
>Gaubert, Philippe : Flute Sonata
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel, for violin & harp
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 madolins, strings and continuo in G major, RV 532
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "L'Estro Armonico", Concerto no 6 in A minor, RV 356
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto Andaluz for 4 guitars and orchestra
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Suite española, Op. 47
>Granados, Enrique : Danse espagnole Op. 37
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto madrigal for 2 guitar an orchestra
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Divertissement in E major, Op. 34 "L'Encouragement"
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend, Op. 68
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 22 in G sharp minor, Op. 33/1, CT. 72
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for 2 hurdy-gurdies and orchestra in G major, H. VIIh no 2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto para una fiesta for guitar and orchestra
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodies (2) for Piano, Op 3
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Liszt, Franz : Au bord d'une source (II & III), for piano (Années I/4), S. 160/4 & S. 160/4bis (LW A159/4)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano no 13 in A major, D664
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Debussy, Claude : Images, Book 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Ravel, Maurice : Une barque sur l'océan, for orchestra
>Debussy, Claude : La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Liszt, Franz : Sonetto del Petrarca no 104 (Pace non trovo; I) for piano (Tre sonetti no 1), S. 158/1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Caccini, Giulio : Ave Maria
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, RV 439 "La notte"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Cetra", Concerto no 10 in G major, RV 300
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Easter Oratorio (Kommt, eilet und laufet), BWV 249
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K417
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Czibulka, Alphons : Love's Dream after the Fall
>Britten, Benjamin : Matinées musicales (from music by Gioachino Rossini)
>Gounod, Charles : Faust, Ballet Music
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Stravaganza", Concerto no 1 in B flat major, RV 383a
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Stravaganza", Concerto no 12 in G major, RV 298
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento in B flat major, K137
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Souvenir d'un lieu cher, op. 42
>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma Variations"
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With the stresses and strains of modern life to contend with, many turn to classical music for solace and this varied 6-CD collection of over seven and a half hours of relaxing favorites is the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life. The artists at the helm of this relaxing journey include the choirs of King's College Cambridge and the New College Oxford, flautist William Bennett and harpist Marisa Robles, Pepe Romero, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert von Karajan and Sir Georg Solti.



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>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Ben Hulett (Tenor); Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air ("Air on the G string")
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Choir of New College
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Michael Conn (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Regina Coeli
  • Performer: Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Rossini, Gioachino : O salutaris hostia, for mixed voices
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857

>Brackett, Joseph : Simple Gifts
  • Conductor: Jerold Ottley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Performers: Edward Gardner (Cantor); Alistair Hussein (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 13 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata BWV 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Jesu bleibet meine Fr
  • Performer: Peter White (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Higginbottom, Edward : Crux fidelis (after Handel's Ombra mai fu)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C major, D956 :: II. Adagio
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 18th Century

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: VII. In paradisum
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major :: III. Notturno
  • Performer: Christopher Kampen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: II. Adantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
  • Performer: Peter Aronsky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37 :: III. Blazhen muzh (Blessed is the man)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, op. 92 :: II. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K467 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Peter Aronsky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Performer: Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Chant, Gregorian : Te lucis ante terminum, compline hymn in mode 8 (Liber Usualis 266)
  • Performer: Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St Matthew Passion :: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder (With tears of grief)
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Fauré, Gabriel : Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 07/28/1898

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K285a :: I. Andante
  • Performers: William Bennett (Flute); Eva Czako (Cello); Arthur Grumiaux (Violin); Georges Janzer (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1778

>Falla, Manuel de : El sombrero de tres picos :: Danza del Corregidor
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
  • Performers: Janet Hutchins (Piano); Timothy Hutchins (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1910

>Eichner, Ernst : Harp Concerto in C major :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Annie Challan (Harp)
  • Conductor: Marcel Couraud
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: III. Sarabande
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude, Op. 28 no 15 "Raindrop" "La goutte d'eau" . "Regentropfen-Prelude"
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performers: Irena Grafenauer (Flute); Michael Grandt (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1907

>Roussel, Albert : Joueurs de flûte, for flute & piano, Op. 27
  • Performers: Irena Grafenauer (Flute); Michael Grandt (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Rosetti, Antonio : Sonata no 2 in E flat major :: II. Romance (Adagio non tanto)
  • Performer: Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Mercadante, Saverio : Concerto for Flute in D major :: II. Andante alla Siciliana
  • Performer: Andrea Griminelli (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1819

>Handel, George Frideric : Sonata for Flute in A minor, HWV 374, "Hale" no 1 :: III. Adagio
  • Performers: William Bennett (Flute); Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord); Denis Vigay (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rota, Nino : Il padrino
  • Performer: Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gaubert, Philippe : Flute Sonata :: II. Lento
  • Performers: Janet Hutchins (Piano); Timothy Hutchins (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel, for violin & harp
  • Performers: Gidon Kremer (Violin); Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: II. Andante sostenuto
  • Performer: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 madolins, strings and continuo in G major, RV 532 :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Celin Romero (Guitar); Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Victor Alessandro
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "L'Estro Armonico", Concerto no 6 in A minor, RV 356 :: II. Largo
  • Performer: Angel Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425 :: II. Largo
  • Performers: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar); Ida Presti (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kurt Redel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto Andaluz for 4 guitars and orchestra :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Los Romeros (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 9 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1967

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Suite española, Op. 47 :: Granada
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Granados, Enrique : Danse espagnole Op. 37 :: no 2 "Oriental"
  • Performers: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar); Ida Presti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1890

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto madrigal for 2 guitar an orchestra :: Madrigal (Andante nostalgico)
  • Performers: Angel Romero (Guitar); Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1966

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto madrigal for 2 guitar an orchestra :: Pastoral (Allegro)
  • Performers: Angel Romero (Guitar); Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1966

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto madrigal for 2 guitar an orchestra :: Arieta (Andate nostalgico)
  • Performers: Angel Romero (Guitar); Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1966

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Divertissement in E major, Op. 34 "L'Encouragement" :: II. Cantabile
  • Performers: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar); Ida Presti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1828

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1865

>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 :: Melodie
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 22 in G sharp minor, Op. 33/1, CT. 72
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for 2 hurdy-gurdies and orchestra in G major, H. VIIh no 2 :: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  • Performers: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar); Ida Presti (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kurt Redel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1786

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 :: III. Courante
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto para una fiesta for guitar and orchestra :: II. Andante calmo
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1982

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: II. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodies (2) for Piano, Op 3
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Liszt, Franz : Au bord d'une source (II & III), for piano (Années I/4), S. 160/4 & S. 160/4bis (LW A159/4)
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1855

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano no 13 in A major, D664 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1819

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Debussy, Claude : Images, Book 1 :: Reflects dans l'eau
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Ravel, Maurice : Une barque sur l'océan, for orchestra
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906

>Debussy, Claude : La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Liszt, Franz : Sonetto del Petrarca no 104 (Pace non trovo; I) for piano (Tre sonetti no 1), S. 158/1
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1845

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Caccini, Giulio : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1600

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, RV 439 "La notte" :: III. Largo
  • Performer: Philip Pickett (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Philip Pickett
  • Ensemble: New London Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Cetra", Concerto no 10 in G major, RV 300 :: II. Largo cantabile
  • Performer: Iona Brown (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1727

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261
  • Performer: Mayumi Fujikawa (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Weller
  • Notes: Composition written: 1776.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement) :: II. Nocturne
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia :: Fête de la cloche
  • Performer: Ron Golan (Viola)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 :: II. Andante
  • Performers: Michala Petri (Recorder); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Easter Oratorio (Kommt, eilet und laufet), BWV 249 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Heinz Holliger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743-1746

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K417 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major RV 293 "L'autunno" :: II. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
  • Performers: Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord); Konstanty Kulka (Violin)
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Czibulka, Alphons : Love's Dream after the Fall
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Britten, Benjamin : Matinées musicales (from music by Gioachino Rossini) :: II. Nocturne
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Gounod, Charles : Faust, Ballet Music :: Adagio
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Stravaganza", Concerto no 1 in B flat major, RV 383a :: II. Largo e Cantabile
  • Performer: Carmel Kaine (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "La Stravaganza", Concerto no 12 in G major, RV 298 :: II. Largo
  • Performer: Alan Loveday (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento in B flat major, K137 :: I. Andante
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Souvenir d'un lieu cher, op. 42 :: III. Mélodie in E flat major
  • Performer: John Georgiadis (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma Variations" :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899