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Relaxing Classics: Dreamy Orchestral Favourites

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>     Air
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen
>     Rondeau from Second Music
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Suite pastorale
>     Idylle
>Elgar, Edward : Op. 15
>     2. Chanson de matin
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanshchina
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>     Adagietto
>Respighi, Ottorino : The Birds
>     The Nightingale
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>     Largo (Ombra mai fu)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     Adagio
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Symphony for Strings in B-flat major
>     Poco adagio
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : The Carnival of the Animals
>     Aquarium
>     The Swan
>Liadov, Anatole : Eight Russian Songs
>     Hymn Song
>     Lament
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     The Enchanted Palace
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>     Barcarolle
>Hoffstetter, Roman : Quartet for Strings in F major
>     Serenade
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet
>     Love Theme
>Waldteufel, Emile : Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
>Grieg, Edvard : Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
>     Last Spring
>Ravel, Maurice : Mother Goose
>     Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Nimrod
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio
>     Sinfonia
>Pisendel, Johann Georg : Sonata for Violin in C minor
>     Affettuoso
>Geminiani, Francesco : Concerto Grosso no 4 in B minor
>     Largo
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Pifa
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>     Morning Mood
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Suite pastorale
>Elgar, Edward : Op. 15
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanshchina
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Respighi, Ottorino : The Birds
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Symphony for Strings in B-flat major
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : The Carnival of the Animals
>Liadov, Anatole : Eight Russian Songs
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>Hoffstetter, Roman : Quartet for Strings in F major
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet
>Waldteufel, Emile : Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
>Grieg, Edvard : Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
>Ravel, Maurice : Mother Goose
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio
>Pisendel, Johann Georg : Sonata for Violin in C minor
>Geminiani, Francesco : Concerto Grosso no 4 in B minor
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 :: Air
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Rondeau from Second Music
  • Ensemble: Sirius Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Suite pastorale :: Idylle
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Op. 15 :: 2. Chanson de matin
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanshchina
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Respighi, Ottorino : The Birds :: The Nightingale
  • Conductor: Omri Hadari
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Barbara Gilby (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Largo (Ombra mai fu)
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Donald Westlake (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Pikler
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Symphony for Strings in B-flat major :: Poco adagio
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Lancaster
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1773

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : The Carnival of the Animals :: Aquarium
  • Conductor: Sir Heinze
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : The Carnival of the Animals :: The Swan
  • Conductor: Sir Heinze
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Liadov, Anatole : Eight Russian Songs :: Hymn Song
  • Conductor: Shalom Ronly-Riklis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Liadov, Anatole : Eight Russian Songs :: Lament
  • Conductor: Shalom Ronly-Riklis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: William Motzing
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: The Enchanted Palace
  • Conductor: Werner Albert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Leonard Dommett
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Hoffstetter, Roman : Quartet for Strings in F major :: Serenade
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Waldteufel, Emile : Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1882

>Grieg, Edvard : Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 :: Last Spring
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Ravel, Maurice : Mother Goose :: Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
  • Conductor: Sir Heinze
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Myer Fredman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Pisendel, Johann Georg : Sonata for Violin in C minor :: Affettuoso
  • Performers: Geoffrey Lancaster (Harpsichord); Sue-Ellen Paulsen (Cello); Barbara Gilby (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Geminiani, Francesco : Concerto Grosso no 4 in B minor :: Largo
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Lancaster
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 11/22/1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pifa
  • Conductor: Guy Noble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning Mood
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Wilfred Lehmann
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700