VA – 100 Best Relaxing Classics (2008)

 


VA – 100 Best Relaxing Classics (2008)
Year : 2008 | FLAC + CUE + LOG | CD | Duration : 07:24:11 | SIZE : 1.8 GB
Genre : Instrumental, Classical


Tracklist

CD 1 – RELAXING BAROQUE

J.S. BACH
01 Sheep may safely graze (Cantata No.208) (arr. Marriner)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1984

PACHELBEL
02 Canon in D
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1997*

J.S. BACH
03 Air ‘on the G string’ (Suite No.3 in D BWV1068)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1997*

VIVALDI
04 The Four Seasons – Concerto No.4 in F minor ‘Winter’ (II. Largo)
Yehudi Menuhin violin, Camerata Lysy Gstaad / Alberto Lysy (P) 1981

HANDEL
05 Ombra mai fu (Largo) (Serse)
Gerard Lesne alto • Il Seminario Musicale (P) 1995 EMI France

HANDEL
06 Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.12 – III Larghetto e piano
Bath Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin (P) 1964/1999*

J. S. BACH
07 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Cantata No.147)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1972/1989*

HANDEL
08 Sarabande (Keyboard Suite in D minor)
Andrei Gavrilov (piano) (P) 1982/1996*

J.S. BACH
09 Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor BWV1056 – II. Largo
Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1987

VIVALDI
10 Concerto for Two Mandolins in G RV532 – II. Andante
Europa Galante • Fabio Biondi (P) 2002 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

J.S. BACH
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043
11 II. Largo ma non tanto
Jonathan Rees & Jane Murdoch (violins)
Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Rees (P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

HANDEL
12 Lascia ch’io pianga (Rinaldo) (arr. Craig Leon & Isobel Cooper)
Izzy soprano
Fabio Zanon guitar • Julia Thornton harp
National Radio Orchestra of the Netherlands / Erno Olah (P) 2002 Virgin Records Ltd
From Izzy’s album ‘New Dawn’

GLUCK
13 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1984*

J.S. BACH
14 Zion hort die Wachter singen (Cantata No.140)
Suddeutscher Madrigalchor • Consortium Musicum
Wolfgang Gonnenwein (P) 1967/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH

HANDEL
15 Water Music – Air from Suite No.1 in F
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1985

VIVALDI
16 Guitar Concerto in D (arr. Emilio Pujol; ed. Isbin) – II. Largo
Sharon Isbin guitar
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra / Lawrence Foster
(P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

J.S BACH
17 Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor BWV1029 – II Adagio (opening)
Jordi Savall viola da gamba • Ton Koopman harpsichord
(P) 1978/1989* EMI Electrola GmbH

ALBINONI (realised Giazotto)
18 Adagio in G minor (extract)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1986*

CD 2 – RELAXING MOZART & BEETHOVEN

MOZART
01 Serenade in G ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K525 – II. Romance (Andante)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1997*

02 Flute & Harp Concerto in C K299 – II. Andantino (extract)
James Galway flute • Fritz Helmis harp
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1972/1985*

03 Soave sia il vento (Cosi fan tutte)
Margaret Marshall soprano • Agnes Baltsa mezzo-soprano • Jose van Dam bass
Wiener Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1983
Live recording

04 Piano Sonata No.11 in A K331 – I. Andante grazioso (Theme)
Andrei Gavrilov piano (P) 1990

05 Un’aura amorosa (Cosi fan tutte)
John Aler tenor
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1987

06 Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466 – II. Romance (extract)
Annie Fischer piano
Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1960/1990*

07 Canzonetta sull’aria (Le nozze di Figaro)
Dame Felicity Lott & Gianna Rolandi sopranos
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1988

08 Clarinet Quintet in A K581 – II. Larghetto
Sabine Meyer clarinet
Members of the Vienna String Sextet (P) 1987 EMI Electrola GmbH

09 Ave verum corpus K618
Stockholm Radio Chorus • Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1987

10 Serenade No.10 in B flat K361 ‘Gran Partita’ – III. Adagio
London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble (P) 1985

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’ Op. 27/2
11 I. Adagio sostenuto (extract)
Dame Moura Lympany (piano) (P) 1991

12 Minuet in G
Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988

13 Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat ‘Emperor’ Op.73 – II. Adagio (trans. Craig Leon)
Julia Thornton harp
National Radio Orchestra of the Netherlands / Erno Olah (P) 2003

14 Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor ‘Pathetique’ Op.31- II. Adagio cantabile
Stephen Kovacevich piano (P) 1998

15 Fur Elise (Bagatelle No.25)
Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988

Symphony No.6 in F ‘Pastoral’ Op.68
16 V. Allegretto (Shepherds’ Hymn after the Storm)
The Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1988

CD 3 – RELAXING FILM CLASSICS

ELVIRA MADIGAN
01 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (Mozart) – II. Andante
Stephen Hough piano
Halle Orchestra / Bryden Thomson (P) 1987

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
02 Casta Diva (Norma) (Bellini)†
Maria Callas soprano
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Tullio Serafin (P) 1961/1997*

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
03 Goldberg Variations (J. S. Bach) – Aria
Maria Tipo (piano) (P) 1986 EMI France
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CHARIOTS OF FIRE
04 Miserere mei, Deus (vv 1–4 & 17–20) (Allegri)
Timothy Beasley-Murray treble • Gerald Finlay cantor
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury (P) 1984

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
05 Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Lesley Garrett soprano • Robin Blaze countertenor
London Session Orchestra / Paul Daniel (P) 2003

CARRINGTON
06 String Quintet in C D956 (Schubert) – II Adagio opening
Hungarian Quartet • Laszlo Varga cello (P) 1972/1992* EMI Music France

OUT OF AFRICA
07 Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (Mozart) – II. Adagio
Sabine Meyer basset clarinet
Staatskapelle Dresden / Hans Vonk (P) 1990 EMI Electrola GmbH

BRIEF ENCOUNTER
08 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Rachmaninov) – II Adagio sostenuto opening
Cecile Ousset piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1984

THE DEER HUNTER
09 Cavatina (Stanley Myers)
Manuel Barrueco & Steve Morse guitars (P) 2001 Angel Records

DEATH IN VENICE:
10 Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (Mahler) – IV Adagietto conclusion
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1969/1988*

PLATOON
11 Adagio for Strings (Barber)
The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (P) 1985/1985*

THE PIANO
12 The Heart asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Michael Nyman)†
Music composed, directed and produced by Michael Nyman
(P) 1993 Michael Nyman Ltd under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd

AMERICAN BEAUTY
13 Any Other Name (Thomas Newman)
Produced and performed by Nikolaj Bloch & Sally Herbert (P) 2001

SCHINDLER’S LIST
14 Schindler’s List Main Theme (John Williams)
Tasmin Little violin
New World Philharmonic / Iain Sutherland (P) 1994

THE MISSION
15 Gabriel’s Oboe (Morricone)†
Ennio Morricone and his Orchestra (P) 1987 Virgin Records Ltd

SIDEWAYS
16 Memories of the Alhambra (Tarrega)
Christopher Parkening guitar (P) 1976/2005* Angel Records

TITANIC
17 My Heart Will Go On (James Horner)
Orchestra / David Abel (P) 1998

CD 4 – RELAXING ROMANTIC CLASSICS

BIZET
01 Entr’acte to Act III (Carmen)
Orchestre National de France / Seiji Ozawa (P) 1984

MASSENET
02 Meditation from Thais
Hans Kalafusz (violin)
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner
(P) 1987 EMI Electrola GmbH

FAURE
03 Cantique de Jean Racine
Stephen Farr organ
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill
(P) 1998 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

MENDELSSOHN
04 Nocturne (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Sir Charles Mackerras
(P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

FAURE
05 In Paradisum (Requiem Op.48)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1968/1997*

SAINT-SAENS
06 The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) (arr. Chris Hazell)
Hah-Na Chang cello • Philharmonia Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin (P) 2000

ELGAR
07 Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 – III. Adagio
Jacqueline du Pre cello, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1965/1997*

BRUCH
08 Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 – II. Adagio opening
Yehudi Menuhin violin, Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind (P) 1959/1997*

GRIEG
09 Morning (Peer Gynt Incidental Music Op.23)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1983

FAURE
10 Pavane
Gareth Morris flute
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1968/1997*

MENDELSSOHN
11 Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 – II. Andante (extract)
Yehudi Menuhin violin
Philharmonia Orchestra / Efrem Kurtz (P) 1959/1997*

DELIBES
12 Dome epais (Flower Duet) (Lakme)
Mady Mesple soprano • Danielle Millet mezzo-soprano
Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra / Alain Lombard (P) 1971/1987* EMI France

DVORAK
13 Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ – II. Largo opening
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (P) 1989

OFFENBACH
14 Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Jessye Norman soprano • Ann Murray mezzo-soprano
Orchestre Symphonique et Ch?urs de l’Opera National
du Theatre Royal de la Monnai, Bruxelles / Sylvain Cambreling (P) 1988

ELGAR
15 Nimrod (‘Enigma’ Variations)
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1971/1986*

DVORAK
16 Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Lucia Popp soprano, Munchner Rundfunk Orchester / Stefan Soltesz (P) 1988

MASCAGNI
17 Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1980/1987*

CD 5 – RELAXING PIANO FAVOURITES

RACHMANINOV
01 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Variation 18
Cecile Ousset piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1984

FAURE
02 Berceuse (Dolly Suite Op. 56 )
Jean-Philippe Collard & Bruno Rigutto pianos (P) 1983 EMI France

CHOPIN
03 Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op.9 No.2
John Ogdon piano (P) 1969/1992*

LISZT
04 Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat
John Ogdon piano (P) 1968/1988*

CHOPIN
05 Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
Peter Donohoe piano (P) 1993

GRIEG
06 Piano Concerto in A minor – II. Adagio
Cecile Ousset piano
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1985

SCHUMANN
07 Traumerei (Kinderszenen)
Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988

CHOPIN
08 Etude in E ‘Tristesse’ Op.10 No.3
John Ogdon piano (P) 1969/1990*

BRAHMS
09 Waltz No. 15 in A flat
Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988

CHOPIN
10 Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11– II. Romance: Larghetto opening
Martha Argerich piano
Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit (P) 1999

DEBUSSY
11 La Fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes Book I)
Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1991

CHOPIN
12 Prelude No.15 in D flat ‘Raindrop’
Dmitri Alexeev piano (P) 1986

DALLA
13 Caruso (arr. Bayless)
John Bayless piano (P) 1999 Angel Records

SATIE
14 Gymnopedie No.1 (Lent et douloureux)
Anne Queffelec piano (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

SATIE
15 Gnossienne No.1
Anne Queffellec piano (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

DEBUSSY
16 Clair de lune
Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988

SHOSTAKOVICH
17 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op.102 – II. Andante
Dmitri Alexeev piano
English Chamber Orchestra / Jerzy Maksymiuk (P) 1983

CD 6 – RELAXING CLASSICS OF MODERN TIMES

KARL JENKINS
01 Agnus Dei (The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain musical director Mike Brewer
Paul Beniston principal trumpet • London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Jenkins
(P) 2001 Karl Jenkins Music Ltd under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd
Taken from the album ‘The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)’

ORFF
02 In trutina (Carmina Burana)
Janice Watson soprano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill (P) 1995 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
03 Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ (Sir John in Love) (arr. Greaves)
Sinfonia of London / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1963/1986*

CANTELOUBE
04 Bailero (Chants d’Auvergne)
Arleen Auger soprano
English Chamber Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier
(P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

UNGAR & MASON
05 The Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar violin • Molly Mason guitar
Nashville Chamber orchestra / Paul Gambill (P) 1999 Angel Records

RUTTER
06 Pie Jesu (Requiem)
Edward Saklatvala treble, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Cleobury (P) 1998

RODRIGO
07 Concierto de Aranjuez – II. Adagio
Julian Bream guitar • Peter Walden cor anglais
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1993

LLOYD WEBBER
08 Pie Jesu (Requiem)
Jane Gilchrist soprano • Fergus Thirlwell treble
Simon Gibson organ • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kirk Trevor (P) 2004

SHOSTAKOVICH
09 Romance (The Gadfly)
Tasmin Little violin, Piers Lane piano (P) 1992

DUDLEY
10 The Crying Game Love Theme
Anne Dudley piano & keyboards
The Quartet of London (P) 2001 Angel Records

CANTELOUBE
11 Brezairola (Chants d’Auvergne) (arr. Tolga Kashif)
Lesley Garrett soprano • Marcia Crayford violin • Jonathan Williams cello
Orchestra conducted by Philip Ellis (P) 2002

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
12 The Lark Ascending opening
Hugh Bean violin
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1967/1987*

LENNON & McCARTNEY
13 Michelle (arr. Ron Goodwin)
Rostal and Schaefer pianos
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Ron Goodwin (P) 1979/2000*

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 1872–1958
14 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis opening
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1976/1985*

HOLST
15 Venus (The Planets) conclusion
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1979/1987*

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