Sounds for the Soul

Sounds for the Soul

     
 

Sounds for the Soul, a budget compilation in Berlin Classics' multi-volume Moods series, contains 10 selections from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic works that are intended to elevate the spirit or at least brighten one's day. Some of the music is slow and relaxing, as found in the slow movements by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart<See more details below

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Sounds for the Soul, a budget compilation in Berlin Classics' multi-volume Moods series, contains 10 selections from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic works that are intended to elevate the spirit or at least brighten one's day. Some of the music is slow and relaxing, as found in the slow movements by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, and Ludwig van Beethoven, while other excerpts are a bit faster and more upbeat, such as the Allegros and Allegrettos by Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, Domenico Cimarosa, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Georg Philipp Telemann. Depending on one's needs, this varied collection will either soothe or energize, so choosing appropriate tracks is perhaps more important here than with other titles in the series, which are generally more consistent in mood and tone. However, this CD is fairly even in sound quality, with balanced remastering of ADD and DDD tracks that date from 1962 to 1992, and the high level of musicianship is constant, with such esteemed orchestras as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and the Kammerorchester Berlin, and such dependable conductors as Kurt Masur, Václav Neumann, Hartmut Haenchen, and Helmut Koch, among others. Because of its great musical variety, listeners seeking a true "chill-out" CD should pass on this album, but others seeking a well-rounded sampler of uplifting classics may find it quite enjoyable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2007
Label:
Berlin Classics
UPC:
0782124127329
catalogNumber:
1273

Tracks

  1. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra  - Hartmut Haenchen  - Erich Kruger  - Thorsten Rosenbusch
  2. Serenade for orchestra No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: Scherzo. Allegro  - Johannes Brahms  - Heinz Bongartz  -  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: Romanze. Larghetto  - Frédéric Chopin  -  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra  - Kurt Masur  - Annerose Schmidt
  4. Concerto for 2 flutes & orchestra in G major: Rondo. Allegretto ma non tanto  - Domenico Cimarosa  - Eckart Haupt  - Wolf-Dieter Hauschild  -  MDR Leipzig Radio Chamber Orchestra  - Werner Tast
  5. Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos): Feria (Spanisches Volksfest)  - Maurice Ravel  -  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra  - Jörg-Peter Weigle
  6. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: Larghetto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  - Kurt Masur  - Karl Mehlig  - Karl Mehlig  - Amadeus Webersinke
  7. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 447: Allegro non molto  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Berlin Chamber Orchestra  - Burkhard Glaetzner  - Hartmut Haenchen
  8. Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon & orchestra, H. 1/105: Allegro con spirito  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Gerhard Bosse  - Peter Fischer  -  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  - Václav Neumann  - Werner Seltmann  - Friedemann Erben
  9. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra  - Kurt Masur  - Annerose Schmidt
  10. Tafelmusik: Production III, collection of 6 chamber pieces for various ensembles: Ouvertüre  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Berlin Chamber Orchestra  - Helmut Koch

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