Swoon - The Ultimate Collection: music of rapture to make the earth stand still

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Swoon - The Ultimate Collection: music of rapture to make the earth stand still
Various Artists including Daniel Hope, Anne Sofie von Otter, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Pepe Romero, Frans Bruggen, Richard Bonynge, etc

[ ABC Classics / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 9 March 2017

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Swoon is one of the most remarkable musical phenomena of our time. Featuring favourites from the original collections alongside tracks never heard before on a Swoon album.

20 years ago, ABC Classic FM's Breakfast presenter Christopher Lawrence and producer Philip Carrick had an idea: amidst the up-beat music that listeners needed to kick-start their day, they introduced a segment dedicated to calm and reflection, a moment to draw breath before the day started. They chose music that would make the world stand still - and Swoon was born.

The initial Swoon CDs were the highest-selling classical compilations in the history of Australian music, but have been long out of print. And now, to celebrate twenty years of Swoon - which still appears on the ABC Classic FM Breakfast show - ABC Classics is proud to release a new 2CD set - Swoon: The Ultimate Collection. Featuring favourites from the original collections, including Mozart's Gran Partita, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Sculthorpe's Left Bank Waltz, we also present iconic new Swoon tracks by - among many others - Nigel Westlake, Hildegard of Bingen, Mahler and Bach.

Showcasing some of the most stunning music ever written, this collection is a must-have for Swoon devotees new and old.


CD 1:

1. JS BACH - Adagio from Concerto in C minor, BWV1060
2. EINAUDI - I giorni
3. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN - O tu suavissima virga
4. RACHMANINOFF - All-Night Vigil: Glory to God in the Highest
5. SCHUMANN - Gesänge der Frühe (Dawn Songs): I. Im ruhigen tempo (Calmly)
6. RODRIGO - Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
7. GRAINGER - Danish Folk-Music Suite: The Nightingale and the Two Sisters
8. GODARD - Angels Guard Thee
9. SCULTHORPE - Left Bank Waltz
10. EDWARDS - Dawn Mantras
11. SKINNER - The Cradle Song
12. MONTEVERDI - Lamento d'Arianna (excerpt)
13. SCHUBERT - Winterreise: Der Leiermann
14. TAVENER - Song for Athene

CD 2:

1. BONONCINI - Per la gloria d'adorarvi
2. MOZART - Gran Partita, KV361: Adagio
3. WESTLAKE - Missa Solis: Requiem for Eli: III. Song of Transience
4. GLANVILLE-HICKS - Sinfonia da Pacifica: II. Recitative (Lento tranquillo)
5. PÄRT - Spiegel im Spiegel
6. JC BACH - Ach, daß ich Wassers genug hätte
7. BOISMORTIER - Sonata for cello and cello continuo, Op. 50 No. 4: III. Sarabanda
8. MAHLER - Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
9. PUCCINI - Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus
10. MASSENET - Meditation from Thais
11. ZIPOLI - Adagio
12. YRADIER - La Paloma
13. JS BACH - St John Passion: Betrachte, meine Seel
14. VINE - Love Me Sweet