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50 Classics For Relaxation (2 CD)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 30, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Time Life Entertainment
  • ASIN: B0028YW3RO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Élégie (Massenet)
2. Für Elise (Beethoven)
3. The Nutcracker Suite: Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky)
4. Humoresque (Tchaikovsky)
5. Plaisir d Amour (Martini)
6. Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major (Liszt)
7. Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture: Love Theme (Tchaikovsky)
8. Étude No. 3 in E Major, Op. 1 ('Tristesse') (Chopin)
9. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
10. Flower Duet (Delibes)
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Carnival of the Animals: The Swan (Saint-Saëns)
2. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
3. Air on the G String (Bach)
4. Danny Boy (Traditional)
5. Gardens in the Rain (Debussy)
6. Clair de Lune (Debussy)
7. 'Moonlight' Sonata (Beethoven)
8. Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer (Humperdinck)
9. Brahms's Lullaby (Brahms)
10. Tales from the Vienna Woods (Strauss)
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

This timeless music speaks to the heart, soothes the soul and stirs the senses. 50 Classics for Relaxation is a special collection of classical music perfect for 'quiet time.' These
arrangements are an easy background for meditation, yoga,
a romantic evening-anytime the listener wants to slow down.
With 50 compelling songs by master composers, our collection will appeal to classical music aficionados and
those looking for stress relief. It truly speaks to everyone in the universal voice of symphonic sounds - it's
enchanting, elegant and beautiful.

Customer Reviews

Love to sit and listen to this relaxing cd.
blondie
I thought they only selected the best tracks to promote them with but liked the tracks so I purchased them anyway.
Frances Horan
This music is wonderfully relaxing and I recommend it to anyone who loves the classics.
D. Hertle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Frances Horan on October 20, 2009
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These CD were originally advertised on the TV. I thought they only selected the best tracks to promote them with but liked the tracks so I purchased them anyway. To my surprise, every track was great and the entire collection is a real keeper. I have since purchased two more sets for gifts and the recipients love them too. Well worth the money. Great buy.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By S. Kosloske on December 27, 2010
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Even though it's got the "as seen on TV" label on it, I figured I'd pick this up since the reviews were good. I can't give it a 5 star rating since the audio quality could be better. Not that it's poor, it's just not as good as the classic mixes that are on the highly-recommended lists. But then, don't get nearly as much as is packed on this set for $10. It's a really good survey of classical, a lot of standards on here, and for the most part, they're recorded/mixed very well. I doubt anyone will like everything on here, but you'll definitely get your $10 worth with this collection.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By prussianette on July 9, 2011
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I guess people's definition of "relaxing" is not quite universal. I was looking for something calming and perhaps even something to play while I was dropping off to sleep. This is not it. Many of the selections may have "relaxing" segments, but often they have rousing segments in the same selection. So, just as I am nodding off, whoosh, I am wide awake again.

In addition to the rousing segments, this CD has very poor audio quality. Reminds me of the old monotone 45 singles or 33 lp albums from my childhood. The vocals on the #9 and #10 selections on the first disc had the sound of an off pitch church choir--truly irritating and not at all calming.

If you are looking for music to relax and perhaps sleep by, either a spa-like, slow jazz, or Gregorian chant CD would be better choices. But...make sure the audio quality it good, or it will grate on your nerves.

The reasons for 3 stars and not lower? Well, it really was quite inexpensive, so at less than 20 cents a tune, I guess you can't expect too much.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. Hertle on September 21, 2010
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This music is wonderfully relaxing and I recommend it to anyone who loves the classics.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn A McArthur on September 19, 2011
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This CD was not relaxing at all. It has quite a few pieces of very loud and upbeat music. It is not a good quality recording either. There were also places where the musicians were playing out of tune or too loud! This is not a quality product.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jose on July 16, 2011
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Too many of the selections are ANTI-relaxing - some are agitating! I returned this set. There are other CD sets with far better selections for relaxation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By USMC Combat Vet TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 4, 2010
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I could get all long winded here. But unlike me, I will let my title of this review speak for itself. Don't want to get myself all worked up again right? :-)

Actually, never thought I would ever live to see the day I could ever even listen to 2 minutes of this type music. And almost didn't. That said, I have to admit it has really been a joy to "discover" all I have been missing. And to also discover how much on TV and in advertising has been a rip off of true classical music! Live (thank God) and learn I guess....You just can't beat this for the money. Cheaper than a hospital bill too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CapeCod456 on January 31, 2011
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I have trouble sleeping and don't care to take prescription medications, my Dr. suggested I listen to soothing music to relax and perhaps that might help me sleep. This music did just that. I drift off and if I wake up I just hit the button on my CD player and drift off again. I have been a life-long insomniac and this is great for a reasonable night's sleep. It even seems to help my dogs!
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