Pure Classical Chill Out

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Even though its name is Pure Classical Chillout, this four-disc collection works better as an overall classical primer than as music for relaxation. The set features many of classical music's best-known pieces, including Grieg's "Peer -- Gynt: Morning," Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik -- 4th Mov: Allegro," Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," and Beethoven's "Fur Elise." Though the collection focuses on orchestral pieces, opera is represented by Verdi's "Rigoletto: La Donna E Mobile," and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di" and "Turandot -- Nessun Dorma -- Calaf's Aria, Act 3." Other highlights include Wagner's "Ride of the Walkyries," ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Even though its name is Pure Classical Chillout, this four-disc collection works better as an overall classical primer than as music for relaxation. The set features many of classical music's best-known pieces, including Grieg's "Peer -- Gynt: Morning," Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik -- 4th Mov: Allegro," Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," and Beethoven's "Fur Elise." Though the collection focuses on orchestral pieces, opera is represented by Verdi's "Rigoletto: La Donna E Mobile," and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di" and "Turandot -- Nessun Dorma -- Calaf's Aria, Act 3." Other highlights include Wagner's "Ride of the Walkyries," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sabre Dance" and Khachaturian's "Gayenneh -- Sabre Dance." Pieces by Debussy, Boccherini, Strauss, Sibelius, Holst, Chopin, and Elgar, among others, make Pure Classical Chillout a surprisingly good general collection for casual classical music fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2004
  • Label: Pure
  • UPC: 802085930124
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morning - Orchestra of St. John's (5:30)
  2. 2 Allegro non troppo (excerpt) - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (7:14)
  3. 3 Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/ - Aurio Diaz (4:12)
  4. 4 excerpt (5:53)
  5. 5 La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8 - Fergus Thompson (2:51)
  6. 6 No. 4. Allegro - I Solisti di Zagreb (3:51)
  7. 7 Hallelujah Chorus - Amor Artis Chorale (3:37)
  8. 8 Air on a G String (4:37)
  9. 9 Waltz - Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (4:53)
  10. 10 No. 1. Allegro - The English Concert (3:30)
  11. 11 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Utah Symphony Orchestra (1:47)
  12. 12 Che Gelida Manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) - Orchester Der Rumanischen Oper Bukarest (4:48)
  13. 13 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 - Allan Schiller (4:49)
  14. 14 Wedding March - Staatskapelle Berlin (5:02)
  15. 15 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), - London Symphony Orchestra (10:24)
  16. 16 Prelude to Act 1 II - Dresden Staatskapelle (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228 - Vienna State Opera Orchestra (2:58)
  2. 2 1. Adagio sostenuto - Bruce Hungerford (5:56)
  3. 3 Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Winchester Cathedral Choir (6:07)
  4. 4 Jupiter - London Symphony Orchestra (7:52)
  5. 5 La Donna e Mobile - Orchester Der Ungarischen Staatsoper (2:11)
  6. 6 Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46 - Allan Schiller (4:52)
  7. 7 Nimrod - English String Orchestra (4:16)
  8. 8 Canon (5:19)
  9. 9 Sabre Dance - Vienna State Opera Orchestra (2:32)
  10. 10 Berceuse - Orchestra of St. John's (4:08)
  11. 11 Rondo - Johnathan Williams (3:43)
  12. 12 Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59 - Allan Schiller (2:34)
  13. 13 Anvil Chorus - European Chamber Orchestra And Chorus (2:49)
  14. 14 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, N - Netania Davrath (6:37)
  15. 15 2. Adagio Cantabile - Bruce Hungerford (5:25)
  16. 16 Finale (4:39)
Disc 3
  1. 1 1. Allegro - Philharmonia Orchestra (7:31)
  2. 2 2. Andante - Bruce Hungerford (5:34)
  3. 3 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Gre - I Solisti di Zagreb (4:37)
  4. 4 Pie Jesu - New College Choir, Oxford (2:59)
  5. 5 Montagues and Capulets - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (5:43)
  6. 6 Un bel di - Sofia National Orchestra Rouslan Raichev (4:26)
  7. 7 2. Largo - London Symphony Orchestra (11:33)
  8. 8 Mars - London Symphony Orchestra (7:31)
  9. 9 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by R (8:47)
  10. 10 Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26 - Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (8:18)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1 - Philharmonia Orchestra (6:28)
  2. 2 Act 3. Nessun Dorma (Calaf's Aria) - Janos B. Nagy (3:00)
  3. 3 Ride of the Valkyries - Philharmonia Orchestra (4:57)
  4. 4 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orche - Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico (10:08)
  5. 5 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua - I Solisti di Zagreb (5:57)
  6. 6 1. Allegro - I Solisti di Zagreb (2:48)
  7. 7 Nocturne for string orchestra (arranged by Malcolm Sargent from String (8:13)
  8. 8 Flight of the Bumble-Bee - Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (1:32)
  9. 9 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) - Anton Heiller (9:05)
  10. 10 Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Bulgarian National Chorus (5:15)
  11. 11 Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 2 - Oriana Concert Orchestra & Chorus (5:24)
  12. 12 5. Shepherd's Song - Royal Northern Sinfonia (11:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Alexander Schneider Violin, Conductor
Alirio Diaz Guitar
Maurice de Abravanel Conductor
Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort Conductor
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Richard Hickox Conductor
John Lubbock Conductor
Martin Neary Conductor, Choir Director
David Soyer Cello
Utah Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Trevor Pinnock Conductor
English String Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ludovic Spiess Tenor (Vocal)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Winchester Cathedral Choir Choir, Chorus
Amor Artis Chamber Choir Choir, Chorus
Bill Broughton Conductor
Vladimir Golschmann Conductor
Kurt Masur Conductor
Adám Medveczky Conductor
Anton Paulik Conductor
Georgi Robev Conductor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Lynn Harrell Cello
Edward Higginbottom Conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performing Ensemble
Vienna State Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Andras Korodi Conductor
Geoffrey Simon Conductor
Tadaaki Otaka Conductor
Janos Ferencsik Conductor
Enrique Bátiz Conductor
Antonio Janigro Conductor
Allan Schiller Piano
Michael Tree Viola
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Peter Rösel Piano
Anna Tomowa-Sintow Soprano (Vocal)
Francisco DAvalos Conductor
Pierre DeLa Poche Conductor
Aurio Diaz Guitar
Jerome Finnis Treble, Treble Vocals
Denes Gulyas Tenor (Vocal)
Anton Heiller Organ
Gunther Herbig Conductor
Dincan Hinnels Conductor
Bruce Hungerford Piano
Carol Litvin Conductor
Kurt Sanderling Conductor
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performing Ensemble
Hungarian State Opera Chorus Choir, Chorus
The English Concert Performing Ensemble
Janos B. Nagy Tenor (Vocal)
Staatskapelle Berlin Performing Ensemble
Fergus Thompson Piano
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Rouslan Raichev Conductor
I Solisti di Zagreb Ensemble
Bulgarian National Choir "Svetoslav Obretenov" Choir, Chorus
Duncan Hinnells Conductor
Heinz Rögner Conductor
Bucharest State Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Orchestra of St. John's Performing Ensemble
William Boughton Conductor
Natania Davrash Vocals
Members of the Tallis Chamber Choir Vocal Ensemble
Oriana Concert Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Royal Northern Sinfonia Performing Ensemble
Hiroshi Wakasugi Conductor
Alfred Deller Conductor
European Chamber Chorus Choir, Chorus
Francesco d'Avalos Conductor
New College Choir, Oxford Choir, Chorus
Jonathan Williams Horn
Johannes Somary Conductor
European Chamber Opera Orchestra & Chorus Performing Ensemble
Oriana Concert Choir Choir, Chorus
Sofia National Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Pierre de la Roche Conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Dresden Staatskapelle Performing Ensemble
State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Tomaso Albinoni Composer
Samuel Barber Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Luigi Boccherini Composer
Joseph Canteloube Composer
Paul Dukas Composer
Edward Elgar Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Gustav Holst Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Johann Pachelbel Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Jean Sibelius Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Composer
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Frédéric Chopin Composer
Claude Debussy Composer
Trevor Pinnock Director
Edward Higginbottom Director
I Solisti di Zagreb String Ensemble
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