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Zen Classics - Mozart, Debussy, etc / L. Maazel, P. Järvi, N. Dessay, et al

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Virgin Classics presents 3 CDs of music designed to help you find inner peace and calm. From the soothing sounds of Satie's Gymnopedie to the transcendent beauty of Barber's Adagio, this compilation will calm even the most stressful minds.



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: Aquarium
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Schoenwandt
  • Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1915

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 :: Larghetto
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Wiener Streichsextett
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1789

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: Canzonetta
  • Performer: Augustin Dumay (Violin)
  • Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Solfeggio
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963-1996

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Diana Ambache (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" :: Largo (il s
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition :: Il vecchio c
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz
  • Conductor: Richard Stamp
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: Adagio
  • Performer: Andrew Litton (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil :: Finale
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Ase death
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Ensemble: Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 :: Poco allegretto
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor :: Larghetto
  • Performers: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano); Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: Aria (Cantilena)
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

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

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye :: Le Jardin féérique
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912