For a Lazy Afternoon

For a Lazy Afternoon

CD

Overview

Another volume in Decca's lifestyle classical music series, For a Lazy Afternoon collects 16 relaxing pieces such as Pachelbel's "Canon in D," Bach's "Largo From Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor," and Corelli's "Adagio- Allegro-Adagio From Concerto Grosso in G Minor." Vivaldi's "Air From Water Music Suite No. 1 in F" and Mozart's "Adagio From Clarinet Concerto in A, K622" are some of the album's particularly soothing compositions, while Handel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" and Bach's "Badinerie From Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B" add a bit of liveliness. More compositions by Bach, Mozart, Handel, and Vivaldi round out For a Lazy Afternoon, giving the collection a flowing, cohesive grace that some of the more eclectic entries in this series lack. Overall, For a Lazy Afternoon is a soothing, sophisticated collection that's a perfect musical backdrop for reading, napping, and any other lazy afternoon activities.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2002
Label: Decca U.S.
UPC: 0028947227823
catalogNumber: 472278

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jean-Pierre Rampal   Flute,Track Performer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
I Musici   Ensemble,Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
Julian Lloyd Webber   Cello
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
Karl Bohm   Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Rudolf Baumgartner   Conductor
Zino Francescatti   Violin
Heinz Holliger   Oboe,Track Performer
John Eliot Gardiner   Conductor
Celina Romero   Guitar
Gabrieli Consort & Players   Ensemble
Iona Brown   Conductor
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Arthur Grumiaux   Violin
Walter Klien   Piano
Nicholas Cleobury   Conductor
Regis Pasquier   Violin
Paul McCreesh   Conductor
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Aurele Nicolet   Flute
English Baroque Soloists   Ensemble
Lucerne Festival Strings   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Celin Romero   Guitar
Mischa Maisky   Cello
Alfred Prinz   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Carla Leighton   Art Direction

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