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Breathe - The Relaxing Strings

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for string orchestra
>Canning, Thomas : Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for double string quartet and string orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Corigliano, John : Voyage, for flute & string orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacree et danse profane
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Breathe: The Relaxing Strings' is a collection of beautiful works including Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on 'Greensleeves', Bach's 'Air from Suite No. 3', Debussy's 'Danses sacree et profane', and Borodin's 'Nocturne for String Orchestra'. These workds are played by several of today's most gifted and acclaimed ensembles including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.



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Works Details

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Summa, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
  • Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
  • Notes: Basilica of Bonne Espérance, Vellereille-les-Brayeux, Belgium (08/18/1994-08/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Canning, Thomas : Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for double string quartet and string orchestra
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (01/21/1997/01/26/1997)
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1944

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Corigliano, John : Voyage, for flute & string orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Edmund-Davies (Flute)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
  • Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
  • Notes: Abbey Bonne Espérance, Belgium (07/19/1995-07/21/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Barry Griffiths (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Fairfield Hall, Croydon, London, England (09/15/1986-09/16/1986)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on a G String
  • Conductor: Martin Pearlman
  • Ensemble: Boston Baroque
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (09/24/2003-09/26/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Performer: Frances Tietov (Harp)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO (01/22/1982-01/23/1982)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade for Strings :: Moderato
  • Conductor: Charles Rosekrans
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (08/14/2000-08/16/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881-1885