album · 1980

100 Best Relaxing Classics

Various Artists
# Song Artist
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Sheep may safely graze from Cantata No. 208 (arr. Marriner)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner 4:39
2
Canon in D - 1997 - Remaster
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 5:02
3
Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 (1997 Digital Remaster): Air
Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields 3:35
4
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
Yehudi Menuhin/Camerata Lysy Gstaad/Paul Cocker/Alberto Lysy
Yehudi Menuhin/Camerata Lysy Gstaad/Paul Cocker/Alberto Lysy 2:09
5
Serse: Aria: Ombra mai fu
Gérard Lesne, il seminario musicale
Gérard Lesne, il seminario musicale 2:38
6
Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 12 in B Minor: III. Larghetto e piano
Yehudi Menuhin , Bath Festival Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin, Bath Festival Orchestra 4:15
7
Bach, JS: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (from Cantata, BWV 147)
Sir David Willcocks , Academy of St. Martin in the Fields , Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Sir David Willcocks, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Choir of King's College, Cambridge 3:32
8
Sarabande from Keyboard Suite No.11 in D Minor (opening) - 1996 Digital Remaster
Andrei Gavrilov
Andrei Gavrilov 3:03
9
Bach, JS: Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Andrei Gavrilov , Academy of St. Martin in the Fields , Sir Neville Marriner
Andrei Gavrilov, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 3:28
10
Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolines and Strings, RV 532: II. Andante
Giovanni Scaramuzzino/Sonia Maurer/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
Giovanni Scaramuzzino/Sonia Maurer/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:50
11
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Jonathan Rees/Jane Murdoch/Scottish Ensemble
Jonathan Rees/Jane Murdoch/Scottish Ensemble 6:53
12
Lascia Ch'io Pianga
IZZY
IZZY 4:35
13
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - 2001 Digital Remaster
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 6:19
14
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake!) - Extract (aus Kantate BWV 140) - 1995 Remaster
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor/Consortium Musicum/Wolfgang Goennenwein
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor/Consortium Musicum/Wolfgang Goennenwein 3:29
15
Air from Water Music Suite No.1
Riccardo Muti/Berliner Philharmoniker
Riccardo Muti/Berliner Philharmoniker 4:45
16
Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra in D major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Sharon Isbin/Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Lawrence Foster
Sharon Isbin/Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Lawrence Foster 6:08
17
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029 : II Adagio (opening) - 1989 Digital Remaster
Jordi Savall/Ton Koopman
Jordi Savall/Ton Koopman 2:34
18
Adagio in G minor (excerpt) - Excerpt;1986 - Remaster
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 5:52
2
1
Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G Major "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K.525, II. Romanze: Andante
Sir Neville Marriner
Sir Neville Marriner 5:45
2
II. Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto in C K299/297c (extract) - 1985 - Remaster
James Galway/Fritz Helmis/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan
James Galway/Fritz Helmis/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan 4:01
3
Così fan tutte K588: Soave sia il vento
Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti/Margaret Marshall/Agnes Baltsa/José Van Dam
Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti/Margaret Marshall/Agnes Baltsa/José Van Dam 3:22
4
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K.331: I. Tema con variazoni
Andrei Gavrilov
Andrei Gavrilov 1:59
5
Così fan tutte K588: Un' aura amorosa
John Aler/Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Aler/Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra 4:46
6
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (excerpt)
Annie Fischer/Sir Adrian Boult/Philharmonia Orchestra
Annie Fischer/Sir Adrian Boult/Philharmonia Orchestra 6:17
7
Le nozze di Figaro K492, ACT 3: No. 20: Duettino: Sull'aria ... Che soave zeffiretto (Contessa/Susanna)
Gianna Rolandi/Dame Felicity Lott/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Gianna Rolandi/Dame Felicity Lott/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 3:06
8
Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581: II. Larghetto
Sabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett
Sabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett 6:31
9
Ave verum corpus K618
Swedish Radio Choir,Stockholm Chamber Choir,Berliner Philharmoniker,Riccardo Muti
Swedish Radio Choir,Stockholm Chamber Choir,Berliner Philharmoniker,Riccardo Muti 3:27
10
Serenade No. 10 in B flat 'Gran Partita' K361/370a: III. Adagio
London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble
London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble 6:04
11
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 3:58
12
Minuet in G WoO 10 No. 2
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 2:55
13
Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''
Julia Thornton
Julia Thornton 7:02
14
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
Stephen Kovacevich
Stephen Kovacevich 5:34
15
Für Elise
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 3:21
16
Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev. version arr. Norman Bates)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 6:42
3
1
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 'Elvira Madigan': II. Andante
Stephen Hough , Hallé , Bryden Thomson
Stephen Hough, Hallé, Bryden Thomson 6:49
2
Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Casta Diva"
Tulio Serafin , Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano , Maria Callas
Tulio Serafin, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano, Maria Callas 5:35
3
Bach, JS: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Maria Tipo
Maria Tipo 3:06
4
Allegri: Miserere (Excerpt)
Stephen Cleobury , Timothy Beasley-Murray , Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, Timothy Beasley-Murray, Choir of King's College, Cambridge 5:48
5
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Lesley Garrett/Paul Daniel/London Session Orchestra/Robin Blaze
Lesley Garrett/Paul Daniel/London Session Orchestra/Robin Blaze 3:57
6
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D.956: II. Adagio (Opening)
Laszlo Varga
Laszlo Varga 4:39
7
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Sabine Meyer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk
Sabine Meyer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk 6:39
8
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Cécile Ousset/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Cécile Ousset/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 4:33
9
Myers: Cavatina
Manuel Barrueco , Steve Morse
Manuel Barrueco, Steve Morse 3:16
10
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) - 1988 Digital Remaster
Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra 3:08
11
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
The Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy
The Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 6:22
12
Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise - Edit
Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman 1:36
13
Any Other Name (American Beauty)
Nikolaj Bloch
Nikolaj Bloch 4:09
14
Williams: Schindler's List Theme
Tasmin Little , New World Philharmonic Orchestra
Tasmin Little, New World Philharmonic Orchestra 5:06
15
Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe (Mission)
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone 2:15
16
Memories of the Alhambra
Christopher Parkening
Christopher Parkening 3:57
17
Horner: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic)
David Abel , Orchestra
David Abel, Orchestra 4:22
4
1
Carmen: Entr'acte, Act 3 (Intermezzo)
Orchestre National De France & Seiji Ozawa
Orchestre National De France & Seiji Ozawa 2:35
2
Thaïs: Méditation
Hans Kalafusz/Sir Neville Marriner
Hans Kalafusz/Sir Neville Marriner 5:03
3
Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (version with organ)
Winchester Cathedral Choir , Stephen Farr , David Hill
Winchester Cathedral Choir, Stephen Farr, David Hill 5:48
4
Mendelssohn: Nocturne, Ein Sommernachtstraum Op. 61
Sir Charles Mackerras
Sir Charles Mackerras 5:53
5
Requiem Op. 48 (1997 Digital Remaster): VII. In Paradisum
Robert Chilcott/John Carol Case/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
Robert Chilcott/John Carol Case/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 3:48
6
The Swan (Le Cygne)
Han-Na Chang,Leonard Slatkin,Philharmonia Orchestra,Aline Brewer
Han-Na Chang,Leonard Slatkin,Philharmonia Orchestra,Aline Brewer 3:18
7
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Jacqueline du Pré/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
Jacqueline du Pré/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 5:18
8
Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio (opening) - 1997 - Remaster
Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind
Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind 4:26
9
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 4:18
10
Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887) - 1997 - Remaster
Gareth Morris/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
Gareth Morris/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 6:50
11
Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Andante (excerpt)
Yehudi Menuhin,Philharmonia Orchestra,Efrem Kurtz
Yehudi Menuhin,Philharmonia Orchestra,Efrem Kurtz 4:31
12
Lakmé (Act I) (1987 Digital Remaster): Flower Duet
Mady Mesplé/Danielle Millet/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique/Alain Lombard
Mady Mesplé/Danielle Millet/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique/Alain Lombard 3:31
13
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons 4:47
14
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, ACT FOUR: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
Ann Murray , Jessye Norman , Brussels National Opera Chorus , Orchestre Symphonique de l'Opéra National, Bruxelles , Sylvain Cambreling
Ann Murray, Jessye Norman, Brussels National Opera Chorus, Orchestre Symphonique de l'Opéra National, Bruxelles, Sylvain Cambreling 4:23
15
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36: IX. Nimrod
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra 3:57
16
Dvorak: Rusalka, Act 1: Song to the Moon
Stefan Soltesz , Lucia Popp , Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Stefan Soltesz, Lucia Popp, Münchner Rundfunkorchester 5:55
17
Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 3:44
5
1
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43, Variation XVIII
Cecile Ousset
Cecile Ousset 3:00
2
Dolly Suite Op. 56: I. Berceuse
Jean-Philippe Collard/Bruno Rigutto
Jean-Philippe Collard/Bruno Rigutto 2:38
3
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 - 1992 Digital Remaster
John Ogdon
John Ogdon 5:19
4
Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat - 1988 Digital Remaster
John Ogdon
John Ogdon 4:31
5
Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
Peter Donohoe
Peter Donohoe 4:25
6
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
Cécile Ousset/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Neville Marriner
Cécile Ousset/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Neville Marriner 6:33
7
Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 2:39
8
Etude in E major Op. 10 No. 3 - 1990 Digital Remaster
John Ogdon
John Ogdon 4:16
9
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39/15
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 1:39
10
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Martha Argerich/Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal/Charles Dutoit
Martha Argerich/Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal/Charles Dutoit 3:53
11
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 2:38
12
Preludes: Prelude No. 15 in D flat 'Raindrop' (Sostenuto)
Dmitri Alexeev
Dmitri Alexeev 5:54
13
Sooner Or Later - Live
Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters 4:47
14
Trois Gymnopédies: 1. Lent et douloureux
Anne Queffelec
Anne Queffelec 3:33
15
Six Gnossiennes: No.1: Lent
Anne Queffelec
Anne Queffelec 3:25
16
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 5:01
17
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: Second movement: Andante
Dmitri Alexeev/English Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk
Dmitri Alexeev/English Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk 6:05
6
1
Agnus Dei
Karl Jenkins
Karl Jenkins 3:39
2
Carmina Burana: In trutina
Janice Watson/James Bowman/Donald Maxwell/Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Waynflete Singers/Highcliffe Junior Choir/Mary Dennis/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill
Janice Watson/James Bowman/Donald Maxwell/Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Waynflete Singers/Highcliffe Junior Choir/Mary Dennis/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill 2:44
3
Fantasia on Greensleeves - 1986 - Remaster
Sinfonia of London/Sir John Barbirolli
Sinfonia of London/Sir John Barbirolli 4:41
4
Chants d'Auvergne: Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2)
Arleen Augér/English Chamber Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier
Arleen Augér/English Chamber Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier 6:42
5
Ashokan Farewell
Nashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill
Nashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill 5:10
6
Requiem: III. Pie Jesu
Choir of King's College, Cambridge , Stephen Cleobury
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury 3:36
7
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Julian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle
Julian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle 10:54
8
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Jane Gilchrist , Kirk Trevor , Simon Gibson , Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jane Gilchrist, Kirk Trevor, Simon Gibson, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra 2:50
9
Romance from the Gadfly
Tasmin Little/Piers Lane
Tasmin Little/Piers Lane 3:15
10
The Crying Game - Instrumental
Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley 3:39
11
Brezairola (from Chants de Auvergne)
Lesley Garrett/Marcia Crayford/Jonathan Williams/Philip Ellis/Orchestra
Lesley Garrett/Marcia Crayford/Jonathan Williams/Philip Ellis/Orchestra 3:44
12
The Lark Ascending (opening) - 1987 - Remaster
Hugh Bean/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult
Hugh Bean/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 6:25
13
Six Beatles Impressions - Michelle
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 3:23
14
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) - 1985 Digital Remaster
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 6:13
15
The Planets, Op.32 (1987 - Remaster): Venus, the Bringer of Peace
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 6:13