50 Classics for Relaxation

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  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583311426
  • Catalog Number: 24742
  • Sales rank: 8,787

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Disc 1
  1. 1 Élégie: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1") - Jules Massenet & Keith Harvey (2:11)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byDavid Firman
    Performed byNational Philharmonic Orchestra, David Firman
  2. 2 Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Prague Virtuosi (3:07)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  3. 3 Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Waltz of the Flowers - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra (5:52)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byFranck Pourcel
    Performed byFranck Pourcel & His Orchestra, Franck Pourcel
  4. 4 Morceaux (2) for piano (or piano & violin), Op. 10: No. 2 Humoresque - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2:27)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byMalcolm Sargent
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent
  5. 5 Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini (aka J.P. Schwarzendorf) & Patrice Fontanarosa (3:43)
    Composed byJean-Paul-Gilles Martini (aka J.P. Schwarzendorf)
    Conducted byDouglas Gamley
    Performed byDouglas Gamley, The Sinfonia of London
  6. 6 Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) - Franz Liszt & Charles Gerhardt (3:06)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. 7 Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Charles Gerhardt (3:12)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  8. 8 Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16 - Frédéric Chopin & Charles Gerhardt (3:11)
    Composed byFrédéric Chopin
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  9. 9 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gerhardt (3:52)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. 10 Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet - Léo Delibes & Eric Hammerstein (4:03)
    Composed byLéo Delibes
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  11. 11 Pieces (2) ("Chanson de matin" & "Chanson de nuit"), for violin & piano (later orchestrated), Op. 15: Chanson de Matin - Edward Elgar & Charles Gerhardt (3:07)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, London Promenade Orchestra
  12. 12 Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 39/15 - Johannes Brahms & Eric Hammerstein (1:26)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  13. 13 The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Grand Waltz - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Charles Gerhardt (3:37)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  14. 14 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 4. Rondo - Allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Charles Gerhardt (2:44)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, London Promenade Orchestra
  15. 15 Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437): [Excerpt] - Johann Strauss II & Charles Gerhardt (3:07)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, London Promenade Orchestra
  16. 16 Woodland Sketches for piano, Op. 51: No. 1, To a Wild Rose - Edward MacDowell & Eric Hammerstein (3:12)
    Composed byEdward MacDowell
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  17. 17 Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4 - Franz Schubert & Eric Hammerstein (2:05)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  18. 18 An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): [Excerpt] - Johann Strauss II & Charles Gerhardt (2:59)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  19. 19 Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement - Johann Pachelbel & Charles Gerhardt (2:56)
    Composed byJohann Pachelbel
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  20. 20 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Morning Mood - Edvard Grieg & Eric Hammerstein (3:27)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  21. 21 Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74: Theme - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Eric Hammerstein (2:23)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  22. 22 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: 2. - Antonio Vivaldi & English Chamber Orchestra (2:19)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byLeonard Slatkin
    Performed byEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
  23. 23 Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212 - Frédéric Chopin & Eric Hammerstein (2:17)
    Composed byFrédéric Chopin
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  24. 24 Tausend und eine Nacht (A Thousand and One Nights), waltz for orchestra, Op. 346 (RV 346) - Johann Strauss II & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2:13)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byPeter Guth
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Guth
  25. 25 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach & Eric Hammerstein (4:09)
    Composed byJacques Offenbach
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  26. 26 The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in C major - Johann Sebastian Bach & Larry Dalton (2:42)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
Disc 2
  1. 1 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan - Camille Saint-Saëns & Charles Gerhardt (3:28)
    Composed byCamille Saint-Saëns
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. 2 Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with organ or cello ad lib. (or other instrumental arrangement) - Charles Gounod & Charles Gerhardt (3:05)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, The Sinfonia of London
  3. 3 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on the G String - Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gerhardt (4:04)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt
  4. 4 O Danny Boy - Anonymous & The Romantic Strings Orchestra (4:37)
    Composed byAnonymous
    Performed byThe Romantic Strings Orchestra
  5. 5 Jardins sous la pluie, for piano, L. 100/3 - Claude Debussy & Mario Kosik (3:49)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byMario Kosik
    Performed byMario Kosik, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. 6 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Charles Gerhardt (4:36)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. 7 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Theme - Ludwig van Beethoven & Charles Gerhardt (2:58)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  8. 8 Hänsel und Gretel, opera: Evening Prayer - Engelbert Humperdinck & Nick Ingman (2:57)
    Composed byEngelbert Humperdinck
    Conducted byNick Ingman
    Performed byNick Ingman, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  9. 9 Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4 - Johannes Brahms & Douglas Gamley (2:26)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byDouglas Gamley
    Performed byDouglas Gamley, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. 10 Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325): [Excerpt] - Johann Strauss II & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2:55)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byPeter Guth
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Guth
  11. 11 The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Charles Gerhardt (2:34)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  12. 12 Greensleeves, folk song - René Leibowitz & English Traditional (3:51)
    Composed byEnglish Traditional
    Conducted byRené Leibowitz
    Performed byRené Leibowitz, New Symphony Orchestra of London
  13. 13 La bohème, opera: Musetta's Waltz - Giacomo Puccini & Nick Ingman (2:31)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byNick Ingman
    Performed byNick Ingman, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
  14. 14 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, folk song - Charles Gerhardt & American Traditional (4:20)
    Composed byAmerican Traditional
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, The Sinfonia of London
  15. 15 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Earl Wild (7:04)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byAnthony Randall
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Anthony Randall
  16. 16 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: 18th Variation - Sergey Rachmaninov & Earl Wild (2:38)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
    Conducted byRussell Stanger
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russell Stanger
  17. 17 Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Eric Hammerstein (3:01)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  18. 18 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Sheep May Safely Graza - Johann Sebastian Bach & William Davis (2:48)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  19. 19 Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op. 18: Nell - Gabriel Fauré & Douglas Gamley (2:19)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byDouglas Gamley
    Performed byDouglas Gamley, The Sinfonia of London
  20. 20 Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113: The Little Shepherd - Claude Debussy & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2:19)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byPeter Knight
    Performed byRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Knight
  21. 21 Spring waters, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/11 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Charles Gerhardt (1:58)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, London Promenade Orchestra
  22. 22 Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Pavane for Sleeping Beauty - Maurice Ravel & Charles Gerhardt (1:48)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byCharles Gerhardt
    Performed byCharles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  23. 23 Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 2. Largo - Antonin Dvorák & Eric Hammerstein (2:42)
    Composed byAntonin Dvorák
    Conducted byEric Hammerstein
    Performed byEric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
  24. 24 Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2 - Felix Mendelssohn & Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London (2:54)
    Composed byFelix Mendelssohn
    Performed byPhilharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London
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