Classics for Relaxation [2004]

Classics for Relaxation [2004]


A massive three-disc collection of soothing classical music, Madacy's Classics for Relaxation features performances of well-known pieces by a variety of orchestras. Highlights from the first disc include Liszt's "Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major," Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46," and See more details below


A massive three-disc collection of soothing classical music, Madacy's Classics for Relaxation features performances of well-known pieces by a variety of orchestras. Highlights from the first disc include Liszt's "Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major," Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46," and Debussy's "Suite Bergamasque III: Clair de Lune." The second disc features Albéniz's "Suite Española, Op. 47 Sevilla," Bartholdy's "Songs Without Words for Piano, Book 2, Op. 30, No. 6 in F sharp minor," and Haydn's "Divertimento No. 1 in B flat major, 2nd Movement." Finally, the third disc counts Gounod's "Faust Margarethe -- Ballet Music, Allegretto," Satie's "Gymnopedies No. 3," and Chopin's "Waltz in A flat major, Op. 69/1" among its standout moments. Even though the collection is a bit lacking in originality, it still offers plenty of sophisticated music for relaxing, studying, or any other quiet activities.

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Disc 1

  1. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun),  - Igor Markevitch
  2. Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Intermezzo from L'arlésien  -  Württemberg State Opera Orchestra
  3. Largo pianissimo  - Martin Sieghart
  4. Act 2. Ballo: Andante (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)  -  Southwest Chamber Orchestra
  5. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lan  - Peter Schmalfuss
  6. Excerpt  - Gerhard Becker
  7. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 4  -  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  8. Air  - Frida Faihs
  9. 3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy  -  South German Philharmonic
  10. No. 1: Aria  - Christiane Jaccottet
  11. Barcarolle  - Christian Rainer
  12. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  - Peter Schmalfuss
  13. 4. Landler  - Peter Schmalfuss
  14. Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618  - Pforzheim Guller
  15. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180  - Bianca Sitzius
  16. Canon in D major  - Bernhard Güller
  17. 1. Wounded Heart  - Stefan Jeschko

Disc 2

  1. La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8  - Peter Schmalfuss
  2. Sevilla  - Irina Kircher
  3. Allegro  -  Slovak Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  4. [Unspecified] Humoresque, Op. 101  - Oliver Colbentson
  5. No. 6 in F sharp minor  - Sylvia Capova
  6. Dance of the Swans  - Igor Markevitch
  7. [Unspecified] Divertimento No. 1 in B flat major: 2nd movement  -  Stuttgart Wind Quintet
  8. Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5)  -  Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra
  9. Prelude to Act 3  - Bystrik Rezucha
  10. Anitra's Dance  -  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/  - Yuri A. Rozum
  12. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale  -  Camerata Rhenania
  13. 1st movement: Allegro vivace (excerpt)  - Alfred Scholz
  14. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  15. Etude for piano No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18  - Peter Schmalfuss
  16. 1st movement: Moderato  - Bystrik Rezucha

Disc 3

  1. 2nd movement: Intermezzo-andante grazioso  - Bystrik Rezucha
  2. Arab Dance  -  South German Philharmonic
  3. Allegro  -  Capella Istropolitana
  4. Ballet music. Allegretto  - Alfred Scholz
  5. Gymnopedie for piano No. 3  -  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  6. 2nd movement; Waltz  -  Pro Arte Orchestra
  7. Traumerei  - Peter Schmalfuss
  8. Adagio  - Bystrik Rezucha
  9. Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215  - Peter Schmalfuss
  10. Adagio non troppo  - Libor Pesek
  11. Largo in F major, instrumental arrangement ("Ombra mai fu" from the ope  - Ernst Riedlinger
  12. Adagio  -  Hungarian Chamber Orchestra
  13. Allegro moderato  - Karl-Heinz Böttner

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dennis Russell Davies   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Capella Istropolitana   Ensemble
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Libor Pesek   Conductor
Günter Kehr   Violin
Berlin Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Alfred Scholz   Conductor
Christiane Jaccottet   Harpsichord
Peter Schmalfuss   Piano
Sylvia Capova   Piano
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
South German Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Hanspeter Gmu¨r   Conductor
Hans Kalafusz   Violin
Anton Nanut   Conductor
Kurt Redel   Conductor
Martin Sieghart   Conductor
Gerhard Becker   Conductor
Roland Douatte   Conductor
Oliver von Dohnanyi   Conductor
Bianca Sitzius   Piano
Alexander von Pitamic   Conductor
Bernhard Güller   Conductor
Christian Rainer   Conductor
Marian Lapsansky   Piano
Stefan Jeschko   Piano
Bystrik Rezucha   Conductor
Wilhelm Keitel   Conductor
Irina Kircher   Guitar
Erich Appel   Piano
Günter Lemmen   Viola
Artur Faihs   Guitar
Frida Faihs   Guitar
Ernst Riedlinger   Organ
Slovak Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Siegfried Palm   Cello
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Igor Markevitch   Conductor
Rolf Schweizer   Conductor
Yuri A. Rozum   Piano
Stuttgart Wind Quintet   Ensemble
Camerata Rhenania   Ensemble
Wurttemberg National Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Pforzheim Guller Choir   Choir, Chorus
St. Anthony Singers   Choir, Chorus
Riccardo Casinelli   Tenor (Vocal)
Oliver Colbentson   Violin
Pro Arte Ensemble Munich   Ensemble
Karl-Heinz Böttner   Guitar
Yuri Rozum   Piano
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra (Pforzheim)   Performing Ensemble
South German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Luigi Boccherini   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Franz Liszt   Composer
Jean-Baptiste Lully   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   Composer
Jean Sibelius   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Emile Waldteufel   Composer
Erik Satie   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Arranger,Composer
Rachmaninoff Quartet   Composer

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