100 Best Relaxing Classics (6 CD box set, FLAC)
100 Best Relaxing Classics (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 1.76 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

Disc 1:
01. Sheep may safely graze from Cantata No. 208 (arr. Marriner)
02. Canon in D (1997 Digital Remaster)
03. Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 (1997 Digital Remaster): Air
04. The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L’inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
05. Serse: Aria: Ombra mai fu
06. Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 12 in B minor (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Larghetto e piano
07. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Cantata No. 147) [sung in German] (1989 Digital Remaster)
08. Sarabande from Keyboard Suite No.11 in D minor (opening)
09. Keyboard Concerto in F minor BWV1056: II. Largo
10. Concerto in G major for 2 mandolines and strings RV532: II. Andante
11. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
13. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (2001 Digital Remaster)
14. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake!) – Extract (aus Kantate BWV 140) (1995 Remaster)
15. Air from Water Music Suite No.1
16. Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra in D major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
17. Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 : II Adagio (opening) (1989 Digital Remaster)
18. Adagio in G minor (excerpt)

Disc 2:
01. Serenade No. 13 in G, ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K525 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (Andante)
02. II. Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto in C K299/297c (extract) (1985 Digital Remaster)
03. Così fan tutte K588: Soave sia il vento
04. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331/K300i: I. Tema con variazoni
05. Così fan tutte K588: Un’ aura amorosa
06. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (excerpt)
07. Le nozze di Figaro K492, ACT 3: No. 20: Duettino: Sull’aria … Che soave zeffiretto (Contessa/Susanna)
08. Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581: II. Larghetto
09. Ave verum corpus K618
10. Serenade No. 10 in B flat ‘Gran Partita’ K361/370a: III. Adagio
11. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’ Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
12. Minuet in G WoO 10 No. 2
13. Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ”The Emperor”
14. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 “Pathétique”: II. Adagio cantabile
16. Symphony No. 6 in F ‘Pastoral’ Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds’ Hymn)

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Disc 3:
01. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (cadenzas by Stephen Hough): II. Andante
02. Norma (1997 Digital Remaster): Casta Diva
03. ‘Goldberg’ Variations BWV988 (Aria with divers variations): Aria
04. Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20)
05. Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa
06. String Quintet in C D956 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio (opening)
07. Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
08. Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
09. Cavatina
10. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 Digital Remaster)
11. Adagio for Strings Op. 11
12. The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise (Edit)
13. Any Other Name (American Beauty)
14. Schindler’s List – Theme
15. Gabriel’s Oboe
16. Memories of the Alhambra
17. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic)

Disc 4:
01. Carmen: Entr’acte, Act 3 (Intermezzo)
02. Thaïs: Méditation
03. Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (version with organ)
04. Nocturne (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61)
05. Requiem Op. 48 (1997 Digital Remaster): VII. In Paradisum
06. The Swan (Le Cygne)
07. Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
08. Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio (opening) (1997 Digital Remaster)
09. Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
10. Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887) (1997 Digital Remaster)
11. Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Andante (excerpt)
12. Lakmé (Act I) (1987 Digital Remaster): Flower Duet
13. Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 ‘From the New World’: Second movement: Largo (opening)
14. Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Act Four: Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit D’Amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
15. Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’ Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod
16. Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Act I)
17. Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)

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Disc 5:
01. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante Cantabile, A Tempo Vivace)
02. Dolly, Six Pièces Pour Piano À Quatre Mains, Op.56 : I Berceuse
03. Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster)
04. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat (1988 Digital Remaster)
05. Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
06. Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
07. Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)
08. Etude in E major Op. 10 No. 3 (1990 Digital Remaster)
09. Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39/15
10. Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
11. La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
12. Preludes: Prelude No. 15 in D flat ‘Raindrop’ (Sostenuto)
13. Sooner Or Later (Live)
14. Trois Gymnopédies: 1. Lent et douloureux
15. Six Gnossiennes: No.1: Lent
16. Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
17. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: Second movement: Andante

Disc 6:
01. Agnus Dei
02. Carmina Burana: In trutina
03. Fantasia on Greensleeves (1986 Digital Remaster)
04. Chants d’Auvergne: Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2)
05. Ashokan Farewell
06. Requiem: 3. Pie Jesu (Edward Saklatvala, treble)
07. Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
08. Requiem: Pie Jesu
09. Romance from the Gadfly
10. The Crying Game (Instrumental)
11. Brezairola (from Chants de Auvergne)
12. The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster)
13. Six Beatles Impressions [Mvt III]
14. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)
15. The Planets Op. 32 (H125): Venus, the Bringer of Peace

Incredibly Soothing

Truly the classics contained within helps ease the stress of the day away. The selections are wonderful and a pleasing mix of orchestral and choral. It should please even the most demanding listeners. Each disc is a delight.


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