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50 Best Chillout Classics

Album Summary

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere mei, Deus (vv 1-4, 17-20)
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphee et Eurydice
>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lute Concerto in D, RV 93
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite in D minor, G 110
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Chant, Gregorian : Puer natus est nobis, introit
>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Woeful heart with grief oppressed, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Vespers, Op. 37
>Stravinsky, Igor : Blessed Virgin
>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
>Jenkins, Karl : Requiem
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem (1893 version)
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Heart Asks Pleasure First, song (for the film "The Piano")
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Horner, James : Titanic
>Lennon, John : Let It Be
>Lennon, John : Here, There & Everywhere
>Piazzolla, Astor : Milonga del Angel
>Lennon, John : Hey Jude
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Lennon, John : Ticket to Ride
>Walton, William : Henry V, suite
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Lennon, John : You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
>Traditional Spiritual : Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Lennon, John : The Fool on the Hill
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This 3 CD set contains 50 tracks of classical chill out music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Performed by some of the world's finest artists, these classics works ranger from well-loved gems of the classical repertoire by Albinoni, Bach and Vivaldi to compositions by more modern composers like Faure and Rachmaninov and right up to modern-day film-score composers such as James Horner and Michael Nyman.

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging symphonies and solo instrumental works to chamber music and operas. This next installment of five releases features everything from the greatest American Classics to a collection of Wagner's greatest works.



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Works Details

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio :: [Extract]
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G string
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere mei, Deus (vv 1-4, 17-20) :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orphée et Eurydice :: Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Juliette Hurel (Flute); Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary :: March
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary :: Thou knowest, Lord
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Winter
  • Performer: Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lute Concerto in D, RV 93 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite in D minor, G 110 :: Sarabande and Variations
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" :: A Mass for Peace
  • Performer: Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
  • Performers: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano); Simon Gibson (Organ); Fergus Thirwell (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Chant, Gregorian : Puer natus est nobis, introit
  • Conductor: Ismael Cu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1565

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Woeful heart with grief oppressed, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Orpharion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Vespers, Op. 37 :: Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Stravinsky, Igor : Blessed Virgin
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
  • Performer: Michael Chance (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Fretwork
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Jenkins, Karl : Requiem :: Confutatis
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Rutter, John : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem (1893 version) :: In Paradisum
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" :: A Mass for Peace
  • Performer: Guy Johnston (Cello)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score :: Any Other Name
  • Performers: Nikolaj Bloch; Sally Herbert (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Heart Asks Pleasure First, song (for the film "The Piano")
  • Ensemble: Ahn Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 2. Adagio [Opening]
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Horner, James : Titanic :: Main Theme
  • Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Lennon, John : Let It Be
  • Performers: Zoe Mather (Piano); Lesley Garrett; Jonathan Harvey (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Philip Ellis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lennon, John : Here, There & Everywhere
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Piazzolla, Astor : Milonga del Angel
  • Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Lennon, John : Hey Jude
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Conductor: Juan Rivera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

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

>Lennon, John : Ticket to Ride
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Walton, William : Henry V, suite :: Touch her soft lips and part
  • Conductor: William Walton
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945-1963

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Lennon, John : You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional Spiritual : Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Written: by 1865

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performers: Fabio Zanon (Guitar); Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Lennon, John : The Fool on the Hill
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Ensemble: Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967