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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


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),
  2. Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Intermezzo from L'arlésien
  3. Largo pianissimo
  4. Act 2. Ballo: Andante (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
  5. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lan
  6. Excerpt
  7. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 4
  8. Air
  9. 3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  10. No. 1: Aria
  11. Barcarolle
  12. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3
  13. 4. Landler
  14. Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  15. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  16. Canon in D major
  17. 1. Wounded Heart

Disc 2

  1. La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8
  2. Sevilla
  3. Allegro
  4. [Unspecified] Humoresque, Op. 101
  5. No. 6 in F sharp minor
  6. Dance of the Swans
  7. [Unspecified] Divertimento No. 1 in B flat major: 2nd movement
  8. Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5)
  9. Prelude to Act 3
  10. Anitra's Dance
  11. Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/
  12. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale
  13. 1st movement: Allegro vivace (excerpt)
  14. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  15. Etude for piano No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
  16. 1st movement: Moderato

Disc 3

  1. 2nd movement: Intermezzo-andante grazioso
  2. Arab Dance
  3. Allegro
  4. Ballet music. Allegretto
  5. Gymnopedie for piano No. 3
  6. 2nd movement; Waltz
  7. Traumerei
  8. Adagio
  9. Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  10. Adagio non troppo
  11. Largo in F major, instrumental arrangement ("Ombra mai fu" from the ope
  12. Adagio
  13. Allegro moderato

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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