Ultimate Most Relaxing Classics for Kids in the Universe

Ultimate Most Relaxing Classics for Kids in the Universe

     
 

Useful as a soporific for nap time, The Ultimate Most Relaxing Classics for Kids in the Universe presents 29 excerpts and short pieces that, for the most part, have been selected to calm down even the most rambunctious youngster. Of course, if this double-disc collection is used merely to induce sleep, it's only important to know that most of the selections areSee more details below

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Useful as a soporific for nap time, The Ultimate Most Relaxing Classics for Kids in the Universe presents 29 excerpts and short pieces that, for the most part, have been selected to calm down even the most rambunctious youngster. Of course, if this double-disc collection is used merely to induce sleep, it's only important to know that most of the selections are softly played and quite gentle, and there are no sudden crescendos, loud crashes, or bombastic climaxes to wake anyone up. Except for two inappropriately perky tracks -- Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat" and "Plink, Plank, Plunk," which really belong on a playtime compilation -- the rest of the pieces are serene classics that won't disturb anyone. However, if the quality of the music and the playing matter, then rest assured that Denon has chosen wisely from its extensive back catalog, and included fine renditions of great music by its leading artists, including pianist Yuji Takahashi, cellist János Starker, violinist Chee-Yun, I Solisti Italiani, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and several others. Levels are even and well-balanced throughout, so the sound varies little between solo piano tracks and orchestral performances, and the reproduction is uniformly clear and free of noise; however, just to be safe, play this album at a low volume for an uninterrupted siesta.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Denon Records
UPC:
0795041766526
catalogNumber:
17665
Rank:
18461

Tracks

  1. Gymnopedie for piano No.1  - Erik Satie  - Yuji Takahashi  - David Alan Kogut
  2. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement  - Johann Pachelbel  - Jorgen Ernst Hansen  - David Alan Kogut  -  Copenhagen Societas Musical Chamber Orchestra
  3. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Bruno-Leonardo Gelber  - David Alan Kogut
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on a G String  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Jorgen Ernst Hansen  - David Alan Kogut  -  Copenhagen Societas Musical Chamber Orchestra
  5. 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  - David Alan Kogut  - Ayako Shinozaki  -  Lunaire Ensemble
  6. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle  - Jacques Offenbach  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  7. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - David Alan Kogut  - Annerose Schmidt
  8. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  9. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Elephant  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  11. The Waltzing Cat, for orchestra  - Leroy Anderson  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  12. Work(s): [Unspecified] Songs Without Words  - David Alan Kogut  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Kyoko Tabe
  13. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7  - Robert Schumann  - David Alan Kogut  - Janos Starker
  14. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - David Alan Kogut  - Konstantin Lifschitz
  15. Luisa Miller, opera: When the evening becomes peaceful  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  I Solisti Italiani  - David Alan Kogut
  16. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: [Excerpt]  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - David Alan Kogut  - Emmanuel Krivine  -  Orchestre National de Lyon
  17. Thaïs, lyric comedy in 3 acts: Meditation  - Jules Massenet  -  Chee-Yun  - David Alan Kogut
  18. Greensleeves, folk song for chorus (from the opera Sir John in Love)  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  19. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: Larghetto  - Frédéric Chopin  - Erich Bergel  -  Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Alan Kogut  - Bruno Rigutto
  20. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Lucerne Festival Strings  - David Alan Kogut
  21. Plink, Plank, Plunk!, for string orchestra  - Leroy Anderson  - Charles Groves  - David Alan Kogut  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  22. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: Adagio  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Bruno-Leonardo Gelber  - David Alan Kogut
  23. La fille aux cheveux de lin, prelude for piano, L. 117/8  - Michel Béroff  - Claude Debussy  - David Alan Kogut
  24. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor ("Grosse Sonate"), Op. 11: 2. Aria  - Robert Schumann  - Hélène Grimaud  - David Alan Kogut
  25. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Largo  - George Frideric Handel  - David Alan Kogut  - Maxence Larrieu  - Susanna Mildonian
  26. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  - Michel Béroff  - Claude Debussy  - David Alan Kogut
  27. The Little Shepherd, for piano (Children's Corner No. 5), L. 113/5  - Michel Béroff  - Claude Debussy  - David Alan Kogut
  28. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano: The Old Castle  - Modest Mussorgsky  - David Alan Kogut  - Jacques Rouvier
  29. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Largo  - Antonin Dvorák  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Alan Kogut

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