50 Best Relaxing Classics [3 CDs special price]

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50 BEST RELAXING
50 Best Relaxing Classics [3 CDs special price]
Various Artists including Moura Lympany, Stephen Kovacevich (pianos), James Galway (flute) & Choir of King's College

[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 22 March 2010

A beautiful collection of romantic melodies including Chopin's "Raindrop" prelude, Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, Rachmaninov's Rahapsody on a theme of Paganini and Faure's Pavane.

Tracks:

CD 1
1 MOZART: Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'- II. Romance: Andante
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner

2 Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto - II. Andantino extract
James Galway flute • Fritz Helmis harp Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

3 Mozart: Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)
Margaret Marshall/ Wiener Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti

4 Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 K331 - I. Andante grazioso Theme
Andrei Gavrilov

5 Mozart: Un'aura amorosa (Così fan tutte)
John Aler/ London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

6 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 K466 - II. Romance extract
Annie Fischer / Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult

7 Mozart: Canzonetta sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro)
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

8 Mozart: Clarinet Quintet - II. Larghetto
Sabine Meyer / Members of the Vienna String Sextet

9 Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Stockholm Radio Chorus • Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti

10 Mozart: Serenade No.10 K361 'Gran Partita' - III. Adagio
London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble

11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 'Moonlight' - Adagio sostenuto extract
Dame Moura Lympany

12 Beethoven: Minuet in G 2.50
Dame Moura Lympany piano

13 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor' - II. Adagio trans. Craig Leon
Julia Thornton /National Radio Orchestra of the Netherlands

14 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 'Pathétique' - II. Adagio cantabile
Stephen Kovacevich

15 Beethoven: Für Elise
Dame Moura Lympany

16 Beethoven: Symphony No.6 'Pastoral' - V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn after the Storm)
The Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti

CD 2
1 Bizet: Entr'acte to Act III (Carmen)
Orchestre National de France / Seiji Ozawa

2 Massenet: Méditation (Thaïs)
Hans Kalafusz /Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra /Sir Neville Marriner

3 Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Stephen Farr /Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill

4 Mendelssohn: Nocturne (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment /Sir Charles Mackerras

5 Fauré: In Paradisum (Requiem)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge/ New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks

6 SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Han-Na Chang /Philharmonia Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin

7 ELGAR: Cello Concerto - III. Adagio
Jacqueline du Pré cello/ London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

8 Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 - II. Adagio opening
Yehudi Menuhin /Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind

9 GRIEG: Morning (Peer Gynt)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner

10 Fauré: Pavane
Gareth Morris/New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks

11 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - II. Andante extract
Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra / Efrem Kurtz

12 Delibes: Dôme épais (Flower Duet) (Lakmé)
Mady Mesplé soprano • Danielle Millet mezzo-soprano
Paris Opéra-Comique Orchestra / Alain Lombard

13 Dvorak: Symphony No.9 'From the New World' - II. Largo opening
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

14 Offenbach: Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Orchestre Symphonique et Chœurs de l'Opéra National du Théatre Royal de la Monnai, Bruxelles /Sylvain Cambreling

15 Elgar: Nimrod ('Enigma' Variations)
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult

16 Dvorak: Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Lucia Popp/Münchner Rundfunk Orchester / Stefan Soltesz

17 Mascagni: Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti

CD 3
1 Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18
Cécile Ousset/ City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

2 Fauré: Berceuse (Dolly Suite)
Jean-Philippe Collard & Bruno Rigutto pianos

3 Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E flat Op.9 No.2
John Ogdon

4 Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat
John Ogdon

5 Chopin: Berceuse in D flat Op.57
Peter Donohoe

6 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor - II. Adagio
Cécile Ousset/London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner

7 Schumann: Träumerei (Kinderszenen)
Dame Moura Lympany

8 Chopin: Étude in E 'Tristesse' Op.10 No.3
John Ogdon piano

9 Brahms: Waltz No.15 in A flat
Dame Moura Lympany

10 Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor - II. Romance: Larghetto opening
Martha Argerich/Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit

11 Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (Préludes Book I)
Dame Moura Lympany

12 Chopin: Prelude No.15 in D flat 'Raindrop'
Dmitri Alexeev

13 Dalla: Caruso
John Bayless

14 Satie: Gymnopédie No.1
Anne Queffélec

15 Satie: Gnossienne No.1
Anne Queffélec piano

16 Debussy: Clair de lune
Dame Moura Lympany

17 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 - II. Andante 6.07
Dmitri Alexeev / English Chamber Orchestra / Jerzy Maksymiuk