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Best Relaxing Classics 100

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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     Sheep may safely graze
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>     Air 'on the G string'
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>     Largo. Ombra mai fu
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>     3. Larghetto e piano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>     Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for keyboard in D minor, HWV 447
>     Sarabande
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>     2. Largo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>     2. Andante
>     2. Largo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>     Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>     Zion hört die Wächter singen
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>     Air
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>     2. Adagio (Opening)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>     2. Romance
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>     2. Andantino [Extract]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Soave siail vento
>     Un'aura amorosa
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>     1. Andante grazioso (Theme)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>     2. Romance [Extract]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>     Canzonetta sull'aria
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>     2. Larghetto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita
>     3. Adagio
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     1. ADagio sostenuto [Extract]
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>     2. Adagio
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>     2. Adagio cantabile
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>     5. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn after the Storm)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>     2. Andante
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta Diva
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>     Aria
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>     vv 1-4 & 17-20
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>     2. Adagio [Opening]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     2. Adagio
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>     2. Adagio sostenuto [Opening]
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>     4. Adagietto [Conclusion]
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score
>     The Heart asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Original film soundtrack version
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score
>     Any Other Name
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Main Theme
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Horner, James : Titanic
>     My Heart Will Go On
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Entr'acte to Act 3
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>     Méditation
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>     Nocturne
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>     In Paradisum
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>     3. Adagio
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     2. Adagio [Opening]
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>     Morning
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>     2. Andante [Extract]
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>     Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>     2. Lar
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>     Belle nuit (Barcarolle)
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Nimrod
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>     Berceuse
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>     2. Adagio
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder waltz no 15 for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 52a/15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>     2. Romance
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 1
>     La Fille aux cheveux de lin
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Dalla, Lucio : Caruso
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>     2. Andante
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>     A Mass for Peace, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>     In trutina
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Ungar, Jay : Ashokan Farewell
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>     Pie Jesu
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>     2. Adagio
>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>     Pie Jesu
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>     Romance
>Dudley, Anne : The Crying Game, film score
>     Love Theme
>Canteloube, Joseph : Brezairola
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>     Opening
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>     Opening
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>     Venus (Conclusion)

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for keyboard in D minor, HWV 447
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Horner, James : Titanic
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder waltz no 15 for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 52a/15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Dalla, Lucio : Caruso
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Ungar, Jay : Ashokan Farewell
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Dudley, Anne : The Crying Game, film score
>Canteloube, Joseph : Brezairola
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
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Notes & Reviews:

The first of this month's 'Best 100' series releases is the 'Best Relaxing Classics 100' album. Many people value classical music for the soothing melodies and gentle harmonies found in many of the greatest slow movements. This release pulls together the 100 best slow movements and pieces of all time, making it an amazing value for both the newcomer looking to become acquainted with classical music, or the veteran listener who just wants something to help unwind.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Sheep may safely graze
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air 'on the G string'
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>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. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Largo. Ombra mai fu
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: 3. Larghetto e piano
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for keyboard in D minor, HWV 447 :: Sarabande
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Europa Galante (Mandolin); Fabio Biondi (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Jonathan Rees (Violin); Jane Murdoch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performers: Izzy (Soprano); Fabio Zanon (Guitar); Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166) :: Zion hört die Wächter singen
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: Consortium Musicum
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Air
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 :: 2. Adagio (Opening)
  • Performers: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 2. Romance
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

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

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave siail vento
  • Performers: Agnes Maltsa (Soprano); José Van Dam; Margaret Marshall (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) :: 1. Andante grazioso (Theme)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 :: 2. Romance [Extract]
  • Performer: Annie Fischer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Canzonetta sull'aria
  • Performers: Felicity Lott; Gianna Rolandi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Members of the Vienna String Sextet (Members)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1789

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

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita :: 3. Adagio
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. ADagio sostenuto [Extract]
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 5. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn after the Storm)
  • Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Maria Tipo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: vv 1-4 & 17-20
  • Performers: Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble); Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
  • Performers: Robin Blaze (Countertenor); Lesley Garrett
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 :: 2. Adagio [Opening]
  • Performer: Laszlo Varga (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. 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

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Performers: Steve Morse (Guitar); Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: 4. Adagietto [Conclusion]
  • Performer: John Barbirolli (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score :: The Heart asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Original film soundtrack version
  • Conductor: Michael Nyman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1992

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score :: Any Other Name
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

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

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Horner, James : Titanic :: My Heart Will Go On
  • Conductor: David Abel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr'acte to Act 3
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performer: Hans Kalafusz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

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

>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

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Han-Na Chang (Cello)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio [Opening]
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performer: Gareth Morris (Flute)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 2. Andante [Extract]
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Mady Mesple (Voice); Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: 2. Lar
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle nuit (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

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

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

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

>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

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Dolly, Op. 56 :: Berceuse
  • Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano); Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder waltz no 15 for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 52a/15
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1874

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: 2. Romance
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1 :: La Fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Dalla, Lucio : Caruso
  • Performer: John Bayless (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1989

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>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. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: In trutina
  • Performer: Janice Watson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Ungar, Jay : Ashokan Farewell
  • Performers: Jay Ungar (Violin); Molly Mason (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Paul Gambill
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rutter, John : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Edward Saklatvala (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 10 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra :: Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano); Fergus Thirlwell (Treble); Simon Gibson (Organ)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1984

>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

>Dudley, Anne : The Crying Game, film score :: Love Theme
  • Performers: Anne Dudley (Piano); Anne Dudley (Keyboards)
  • Ensemble: Quartet of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Canteloube, Joseph : Brezairola
  • Performers: Jonathan Williams (Cello); Marcia Crayford (Violin); Lesley Garrett
  • Conductor: Philip Ellis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending :: Opening
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Lennon, John : Michelle
  • Performers: Peter Rostal (Piano); A.T. Schaefer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis :: Opening
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Venus (Conclusion)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916