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  • Number of Discs: 6
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  • Label: EMI Classics

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.J. S. Bach: Sheep may safely graze (Cantata No. 208) (arr. Marriner), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1984
  • 2.Pachelbel: Canon in D, Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974 / 1997*
  • 3.J. S. Bach: Air 'on the G string' (Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974 / 1997*
  • 4.Vivaldi: The Four Seasons − Concerto No. 4 in F minor 'Winter' (Ii. Largo), Yehudi Menuhin violin Camerata Lysy Gstaad / Alberto Lysy (P) 1981
  • 5.Handel: Ombra mai fu (Largo) (Serse) Grd Lesne alto ∙ Il Seminario Musicale (P) 1995 EMI France,
  • 6.Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 12 - Iii Larghetto e piano, Bath Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin (P) 1964 / 1999*
  • 7.J. S. Bach: 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*
  • 8.Handel: Sarabande (Keyboard Suite in D minor), Andrei Gavrilov (piano) (P) 1982 / 1996*
  • 9.J. S. Bach: 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
  • 10.Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Mandolins in G RV532 - Ii. Andante, Europa Galante ∙ Fabio Biondi (P) 2002 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 11.J. S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor Bwv 1043, Ii. Largo ma non tanto, Jonathan Rees & Jane Murdoch (violins), Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Rees (P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 12.Handel: 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
  • 13.Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977 / 1984*
  • 14.J. S. Bach: Zion hdie Wter singen (Cantata No. 140), Sscher Madrigalchor ∙ Consortium Musicum, Wolfgang Gnwein (P) 1967 / 1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
  • 15.Handel: Water Music - Air from Suite No. 1 in F Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1985
  • 16.Vivaldi: 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
  • 17.J. S Bach: 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
  • 18.Albinoni (realised Giazotto): Adagio in G minor (extract), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974 / 1986*

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Mozart: Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 - Ii. Romance (Andante), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977 / 1997*
  • 2.Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto in C K299 − Ii. Andantino (extract), James Galway flute ∙ Fritz Helmis harp, Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1972 / 1985*
  • 3.Mozart: Soave sia il vento (Cosan tutte), Margaret Marshall soprano ∙ Agnes Baltsa mezzo - soprano ∙ Josan Dam bass, Wiener Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1983, Live recording
  • 4.Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331 - I. Andante grazioso (Theme), Andrei Gavrilov piano (P) 1990
  • 5.Mozart: Un'aura amorosa (Cosan tutte), John Aler tenor, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1987
  • 6.Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 - Ii. Romance (extract), Annie Fischer piano, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1960 / 1990*
  • 7.Mozart: Canzonetta sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro) Dame Felicity Lott & Gianna Rolandi sopranos, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1988
  • 8.Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A K581 − Ii. Larghetto, Sabine Meyer clarinet, Members of the Vienna String Sextet (P) 1987 EMI Electrola GmbH
  • 9.Mozart: Ave verum corpus K618, Stockholm Radio Chorus ∙ Stockholm Chamber Choir, Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1987
  • 10.Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat K361 'Gran Partita' − Iii. Adagio, London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble (P) 1985
  • 11.Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 / 2, I. Adagio sostenuto (extract) , Dame Moura Lympany (piano) (P) 1991
  • 12.Ludwig Van Beethoven: Minuet in G, Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988
  • 13.Ludwig Van Beethoven: 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.Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathque' Op. 31, Ii. Adagio cantabile Stephen Kovacevich piano (P) 1998
  • 15.Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fse (Bagatelle No. 25), Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988
  • 16.Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68, V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn after the Storm) , The Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1988

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Elvira Madigan: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (Mozart) - Ii. Andante, Stephen Hough piano, Hallrchestra / Bryden Thomson (P) 1987
  • 2.The Bridges of Madison County: Casta Diva (Norma) (Bellini), Maria Callas soprano, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Tullio Serafin (P) 1961 / 1997*
  • 3.The Silence of The Lambs: Goldberg Variations (J. S. Bach) - Aria, Maria Tipo (piano) (P) 1986 EMI France, 100 Best Film Classics 3 74283 2 CD 6 [9]
  • 4.Chariots of Fire: 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
  • 5.The Talented Mr. Ripley: Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Lesley Garrett soprano ∙ Robin Blaze countertenor, London Session Orchestra / Paul Daniel (P) 2003
  • 6.Carrington: String Quintet in C D956 (Schubert) - Ii Adagio opening, Hungarian Quartet ∙ Laszlo Varga cello (P) 1972 / 1992* EMI Music France
  • 7.Out of Africa: Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (Mozart) - Ii. Adagio, Sabine Meyer basset clarinet, Staatskapelle Dresden / Hans Vonk (P) 1990 EMI Electrola GmbH
  • 8.Brief Encounter: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Rachmaninov) - Ii Adagio sostenuto opening, Cle Ousset piano, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1984
  • 9.The Deer Hunter: Cavatina (Stanley Myers), Manuel Barrueco & Steve Morse guitars (P) 2001 Angel Records
  • 10.Death In Venice:: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (Mahler) - Iv Adagietto conclusion, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1969 / 1988*
  • 11.Platoon: Adagio for Strings (Barber), The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (P) 1985 / 1985*
  • 12.The Piano: 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
  • 13.American Beauty: Any Other Name (Thomas Newman), Produced and performed by Nikolaj Bloch & Sally Herbert (P) 2001
  • 14.Schindler's List: Schindler's List Main Theme (John Williams), Tasmin Little violin, New World Philharmonic / Iain Sutherland (P) 1994
  • 15.The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone), Ennio Morricone and his Orchestra (P) 1987 Virgin Records Ltd
  • 16.Sideways: Memories of the Alhambra (Tega), Christopher Parkening guitar (P) 1976 / 2005* Angel Records
  • 17.Titanic: My Heart Will Go On (James Horner), Orchestra / David Abel (P) 1998

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Bizet: Entr'acte to Act Iii (Carmen), Orchestre National de France / Seiji Ozawa (P) 1984
  • 2.Massenet: Mtation from Tha Hans Kalafusz (violin) , Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner , (P) 1987 EMI Electrola GmbH
  • 3.Faur Cantique de Jean Racine, Stephen Farr organ, Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill , (P) 1998 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 4.Mendelssohn: Nocturne (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Sir Charles Mackerras , (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 5.Faur In Paradisum (Requiem Op. 48), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1968 / 1997*
  • 6.Saint - Sas: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) (arr. Chris Hazell), Hah - Na Chang cello ∙ Philharmonia Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin (P) 2000
  • 7.Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 - Iii. Adagio, Jacqueline du Prello, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1965 / 1997*
  • 8.Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26 - Ii. Adagio opening, Yehudi Menuhin violin, Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind (P) 1959 / 1997*
  • 9.Grieg: Morning (Peer Gynt Incidental Music Op. 23), Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1983
  • 10.Faur Pavane, Gareth Morris flute, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1968 / 1997*
  • 11.Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 - Ii. Andante (extract), Yehudi Menuhin violin, Philharmonia Orchestra / Efrem Kurtz (P) 1959 / 1997*
  • 12.Delibes: Dis (Flower Duet) (Lakm Mady Mesploprano ∙ Danielle Millet mezzo - soprano, Paris Op - Comique Orchestra / Alain Lombard (P) 1971 / 1987* EMI France
  • 13.DvoŘ: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' - Ii. Largo opening, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (P) 1989
  • 14.Offenbach: Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Jessye Norman soprano ∙ Ann Murray mezzo - soprano, Orchestre Symphonique et Chaeurs de l'Op National, du Thre Royal de la Monnai, Bruxelles / Sylvain Cambreling (P) 1988
  • 15.Elgar: Nimrod ('Enigma' Variations), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1971 / 1986*
  • 16.DvoŘ: Song to the Moon (Rusalka), Lucia Popp soprano, Mr Rundfunk Orchester / Stefan Soltesz (P) 1988
  • 17.Mascagni: Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana), Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1980 / 1987*

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18, Cle Ousset piano, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1984
  • 2.Faur Berceuse (Dolly Suite Op. 56 ), Jean - Philippe Collard & Bruno Rigutto pianos (P) 1983 EMI France
  • 3.Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2, John Ogdon piano (P) 1969 / 1992*
  • 4.Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, John Ogdon piano (P) 1968 / 1988*
  • 5.Chopin: Berceuse in D flat Op. 57, Peter Donohoe piano (P) 1993
  • 6.Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor - Ii. Adagio, Cle Ousset piano, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1985
  • 7.Schumann: Trerei (Kinderszenen) Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988
  • 8.Chopin: ude in E 'Tristesse' Op. 10 No. 3, John Ogdon piano (P) 1969 / 1990*
  • 9.Brahms: Waltz No. 15 in A flat, Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988
  • 10.Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 - Ii. Romance: Larghetto opening, Martha Argerich piano, Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit (P) 1999
  • 11.Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (Prdes Book I), Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1991
  • 12.Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D flat 'Raindrop', Dmitri Alexeev piano (P) 1986
  • 13.Dalla: Caruso (arr. Bayless), John Bayless piano (P) 1999 Angel Records
  • 14.Satie: Gymnope No. 1 (Lent et douloureux) Anne Queffc piano (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 15.Satie: Gnossienne No. 1, Anne Queffec piano (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 16.Debussy: Clair de lune, Dame Moura Lympany piano (P) 1988
  • 17.Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 - Ii. Andante, Dmitri Alexeev piano, English Chamber Orchestra / Jerzy Maksymiuk (P) 1983

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 2.Orff: In trutina (Carmina Burana) Janice Watson soprano, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill (P) 1995 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 3.Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (Sir John in Love) (arr. Greaves), Sinfonia of London / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1963 / 1986*
  • 4.Canteloube: Baro (Chants d'Auvergne), Arleen Auger soprano, English Chamber Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier , (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
  • 5.Ungar & Mason: The Ashokan Farewell, Jay Ungar violin ∙ Molly Mason guitar, Nashville Chamber orchestra / Paul Gambill (P) 1999 Angel Records
  • 6.Rutter: Pie Jesu (Requiem), Edward Saklatvala treble Choir of King's College, Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Cleobury (P) 1998
  • 7.Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Ii. Adagio, Julian Bream guitar ∙ Peter Walden cor anglais, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1993
  • 8.Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu (Requiem), Jane Gilchrist soprano ∙ Fergus Thirlwell treble, Simon Gibson organ ∙ Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kirk Trevor (P) 2004
  • 9.Shostakovich: Romance (The Gadfly), Tasmin Little violin Piers Lane piano (P) 1992
  • 10.Dudley: The Crying Game Love Theme Anne Dudley piano & keyboards, The Quartet of London (P) 2001 Angel Records
  • 11.Canteloube: Brezairola (Chants d'Auvergne) (arr. Tolga Kashif), Lesley Garrett soprano ∙ Marcia Crayford violin ∙ Jonathan Williams cello, Orchestra conducted by Philip Ellis (P) 2002
  • 12.Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending opening, Hugh Bean violin, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1967 / 1987*
  • 13.Lennon & McCARTNEY: Michelle (arr. Ron Goodwin), Rostal and Schaefer pianos, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Ron Goodwin (P) 1979 / 2000*
  • 14.Vaughan Williams 1872 - 1958: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis opening, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1976 / 1985*
  • 15.Holst: Venus (The Planets) conclusion, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1979 / 1987*

Product Description:

This 6-CD set pulls together the 100 best slow movements and pieces of all time, making it an amazing value for both the newcomer looking to become acquainted with classical music, or the veteran listener who just wants something to help unwind. Each CD has its own separate theme with the most relaxing selections from Baroque, Romantic, Modern Piano, Mozart and Beethoven and Film Classics! Artists include Martha Argerich, Jessye Norman, Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pre, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Herbert von Karajan, Simon Rattle, and more!

CD 1 RELAXING BAROQUE
CD 2 RELAXING MOZART & BEETHOVEN
CD 3 RELAXING FILM CLASSICS
CD 4 RELAXING ROMANTIC CLASSICS
CD 5 RELAXING PIANO FAVOURITES
CD 6 RELAXING CLASSICS OF MODERN TIMES

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