50 X Relaxing Classics

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50 X Relaxing Classics
Various performers from the vast Decca catalogue

[ Decca / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 10 October 2014

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From Faure's beautiful Pavane to Elgar's "Enigma" variations here is a beautiful selection of favourite classics to wind down after a hectic day. Performers include Julian Lloyd Webber, Vlaimir Ashkenazy, the Choir of New College, Oxford, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Pascal Rogé and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti.

Tracks:

Disc 1
Choral Favourites
Faure: Pavane, Op.50
Puccini: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus) [Madama Butterfly]
Rossini: O Salutaris Hostia
Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Faure: Requiem, Op.48: In paradisum
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846 (Arr.E.Higginbottom)
Handel: Crux Fidelis. Arr. E.Higginbottom after "Ombra ma fu" (Xerses)
Rutter: What sweeter music
Stanford: Eight Part-songs, Op.119: The Blue-bird
Traditional: Te Lucis ante Terminum
Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37: "Blazhen muzh"
Tavener: Song for Athene
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine - chorus and organ. Op.11 (1865)
Allegri: Miserere [complete]

Disc 2
Piano Favourites
1. Satie: 3 Gymnopédies: No.1 Lent et douloureux
2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": Adagio cantabile
3. Rubinstein: Melody in F, Op.3, No.1
4. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113 [The Snow is dancing & The Little Shepherd]
5. Liszt: 4. Au bord d'une source
6. Chopin: Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.27 No.2
7. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat, Op.57
8. Schubert: Piano Sonata No.13 In A, D.664 [Andante]
9. Satie: Gnossiennes - No 1 Lent
10. Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau
11. Ravel: Jeux d'eau, M.30
12. Ravel: Miroirs, M.43: Une barque sur l'océan
13. Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie
14. Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
15. Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
16. Chopin: Waltz No.9 in A flat, Op.69 No.1 -"Farewell"

Disc 3
Orchestral favourites
1. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice), Wq. 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
2. Caccini: Ave Maria (Arr. D. Cullen) [featuring Julian Lloyd Webber, cello]
3. Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute and Strings in G minor, Op.10, No.2, R.439 " La notte": Largo
4. Vivaldi: Violin Concertos, Op.9 - "La cetra": Concerto No.10 in G major, RV300
5. Mozart: Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K.261
6. Chopin: les Sylphides: 2. Nocturne
7. Delibes: Coppelia; No. 20 Fête de la cloche: 7a) La paix
8. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: Andante
9. Bach: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249: Adagio
10. Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: Andante
11. Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": Adagio molto
12. Czibulka: Love's dream after the ball, Op.356
13. Britten: Matinées Musicales (Second suite of five movements from Rossini), Op.24: Nocturne
14. Gounod: Faust, Ballet Music (1869): Adagio
15. Vivaldi: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.4 - "La stravaganza" Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, RV 383a: Largo
16. Vivaldi: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.4 - "La stravaganza" Concerto No. 12 in G Major, RV 298: Largo
17. Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K.137: Andante
18. Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42: Mélodie in E flat
19. Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": Nimrod (Adagio)