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Best Relaxing Classics 100 [Box set]

100 Best Relaxing Classics Audio CD
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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Sheep may safely graze from Cantata No. 208 (arr. Marriner)Academy Of St Martin-In-The-Fields/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Canon in D (1997 Digital Remaster)Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 (1997 Digital Remaster): AirSir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. LargoYehudi Menuhin/Camerata Lysy Gstaad/Paul Cocker/Alberto Lysy 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Serse: Aria: Ombra mai fuGérard Lesne/Il Seminario Musicale 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 12 in B Minor: III. Larghetto e pianoYehudi Menuhin 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (from Cantata BWV 147)Sir David Willcocks 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sarabande from Keyboard Suite No.11 in D Minor (opening) (1996 Digital Remaster)Andrei Gavrilov 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. LargoAndrei Gavrilov 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolines and Strings, RV 532: II. AndanteGiovanni Scaramuzzino/Sonia Maurer/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tantoJonathan Rees/Jane Murdoch/Scottish Ensemble 6:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lascia Ch'io PiangaIzzy 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (2001 Digital Remaster)Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 6:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake!) - Extract (aus Kantate BWV 140) (1995 Remaster)Süddeutscher Madrigalchor/Consortium Musicum/Wolfgang Goennenwein 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Air from Water Music Suite No.1Riccardo Muti/Berliner Philharmoniker 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra in D major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. LargoSharon Isbin/Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Lawrence Foster 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029 : II Adagio (opening) (1989 Digital Remaster)Jordi Savall/Ton Koopman 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Adagio in G minor (excerpt)Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Serenade No. 13 in G Major "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K.525, II. Romanze: AndanteSir Neville Marriner 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. II. Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto in C K299/297c (extract) (1985 Digital Remaster)James Galway/Fritz Helmis/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Così fan tutte K588: Soave sia il ventoWiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti/Margaret Marshall/Agnes Baltsa/José Van Dam 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K.331: I. Tema con variazoniAndrei Gavrilov 1:59Album Only
listen  5. Così fan tutte K588: Un' aura amorosaJohn Aler/Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (excerpt)Annie Fischer/Sir Adrian Boult/Philharmonia Orchestra 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Le nozze di Figaro K492, ACT 3: No. 20: Duettino: Sull'aria ... Che soave zeffiretto (Contessa/Susanna)Gianna Rolandi/Dame Felicity Lott/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581: II. LarghettoSabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett 6:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Ave verum corpus K618Swedish Radio Choir/Stockholm Chamber Choir/Berliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Serenade No. 10 in B flat 'Gran Partita' K361/370a: III. AdagioLondon Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble 6:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)Dame Moura Lympany 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Minuet in G WoO 10 No. 2Dame Moura Lympany 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''Julia Thornton 7:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabileStephen Kovacevich 5:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Für EliseDame Moura Lympany 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev. version arr. Norman Bates)Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 6:46$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 'Elvira Madigan': II. AndanteStephen Hough 6:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Norma: "Casta Diva"Tulio Serafin 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988: AriaMaria Tipo 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Miserere (Excerpt)Stephen Cleobury 5:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosaLesley Garrett/Paul Daniel/London Session Orchestra/Robin Blaze 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. String Quintet in C Major, D.956: II. Adagio (Opening)Laszlo Varga 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. AdagioSabine Meyer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk 6:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)Cécile Ousset/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. CavatinaManuel Barrueco 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 Digital Remaster)Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Adagio for Strings Op. 11Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The PromiseMichael Nyman 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Any Other Name (American Beauty)Nikolaj Bloch 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Schindler's List ThemeTasmin Little 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Gabriel's OboeEnnio Morricone 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Memories of the AlhambraChristopher Parkening 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic)David Abel 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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listen  1. Carmen: Entr'acte, Act 3 (Intermezzo)Orchestre National de France/Seiji Ozawa 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Thaïs: MéditationHans Kalafusz/Sir Neville Marriner 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (version with organ)Winchester Cathedral Choir 5:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Nocturne, Ein Sommernachtstraum Op. 61Sir Charles Mackerras 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Requiem Op. 48 (1997 Digital Remaster): VII. In ParadisumRobert Chilcott/John Carol Case/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Swan (Le Cygne)Han-Na Chang/Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Aline Brewer 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. AdagioJacqueline du Pré/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio (opening) (1997 Digital Remaster)Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887) (1997 Digital Remaster)Gareth Morris/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 6:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II Andante (excerpt)Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Efrem Kurtz 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lakmé (Act I) (1987 Digital Remaster): Flower DuetMady Mesplé/Danielle Millet/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique/Alain Lombard 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Act Four: Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit D'Amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)Ann Murray/Jessye Norman/Brussels National Opera Chorus/Orchestre Symphonique De L'Opéra National, Bruxelles/Sylvain Cambreling 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36: IX. NimrodLondon Symphony Orchestra 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Rusalka, Act 1: Song to the MoonStefan Soltesz 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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listen  1. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43, Variation XVIIICécile Ousset 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dolly Suite Op. 56: I. BerceuseJean-Philippe Collard/Bruno Rigutto 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster)John Ogdon 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat (1988 Digital Remaster)John Ogdon 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Berceuse in D flat Op. 57Peter Donohoe 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. AdagioCécile Ousset/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Neville Marriner 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)Dame Moura Lympany 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Etude in E major Op. 10 No. 3 (1990 Digital Remaster)John Ogdon 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39/15Dame Moura Lympany 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: LarghettoMartha Argerich/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Charles Dutoit 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book IDame Moura Lympany 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Preludes: Prelude No. 15 in D flat 'Raindrop' (Sostenuto)Dmitri Alexeev 5:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Sooner Or Later (Live)Bernadette Peters 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Trois Gymnopédies: 1. Lent et douloureuxAnne Queffélec 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Six Gnossiennes: No.1: LentAnne Queffélec 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Suite bergamasque: Clair de luneDame Moura Lympany 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: Second movement: AndanteDmitri Alexeev/English Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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listen  1. Agnus DeiKarl Jenkins 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Carmina Burana: In trutinaJanice Watson/James Bowman/Donald Maxwell/Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Waynflete Singers/Highcliffe Junior Choir/Mary Dennis/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Fantasia on Greensleeves (1986 Digital Remaster)Sinfonia of London/Sir John Barbirolli 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Chants d'Auvergne: Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2)Arleen Augér/English Chamber Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier 6:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Ashokan FarewellNashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Requiem: III. Pie JesuKing's College Choir, Cambridge 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Concierto de Aranjuez: II. AdagioJulian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle10:54Album Only
listen  8. Requiem: Pie JesuJane Gilchrist 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Romance from the GadflyTasmin Little/Piers Lane 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Crying Game (Instrumental)Anne Dudley 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Brezairola (from Chants de Auvergne)Lesley Garrett/Marcia Crayford/Jonathan Williams/Philip Ellis/Orchestra 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster)Hugh Bean/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Six Beatles Impressions - MichelleRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 6:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Planets, Op.32 (1987 - Remaster): Venus, the Bringer of PeaceLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 6:13$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 15, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B0010DJ2BO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Fall into a state of tranquility as this 6-CD collection paints a soothing scene of atmosphere music performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and more. A perfect way to cut through any noisy environment or unwind from a stressful day.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ' Quiet Classics ' ! July 28, 2011
By simon1c
Format:Audio CD
Truly this album is a meticulous compilation of centuries of eminent, glorious quiet music in terms of composition, arrangement, performance, as well as recording. The 2007 edition renders all music a consistently smooth, silken sound quality without anything markedly edgy, dynamic, or heavy. The selection covers mostly well-known masterpieces in the repertoire, plus some less familiar yet outstanding compositions, arrangements, and performances, as follows :

Disk One : Many light and warm, elegant Baroque enchantments

Track 6 - a poignant, melodious larghetto from Handel's concerto grosso, with violinist Yehudi Menuhin (1964)
Track 10 - playing Vivaldi concerto in G with two authentic mandolins
Track 12 - a beautiful arrangement of Handel's Aria graciously sung by Izzy, from her 2002 album " New Dawn "
Track 18- what was known as Albinoni's Adagio is also acknowledged in this album as ' realised Giazotto ' - the 20th century musicologist Remo Giazotto who is regarded today as the ' actual ' composer of the famous Adagio.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the money March 10, 2008
By paul
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All of the EMI's series are inexpensive and worthwhile. If you don't mind short selections and exerpts, this series is a good,inexpensive way to get into classical music.I have the whole set,or most of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just beautiful and great collection August 23, 2013
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How can you go wrong with this one. Every composition is a gem. So great to have them in such a collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Relaxing Classics December 15, 2012
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Some of the best music by the best composers I have ever come across..I play them in my car and at night in different parts
of the house,

Thanks Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary collection June 18, 2012
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My local classical station, KUSC, featured this CD in their pledge drive. It was time for me to renew anyway, but I decided to pledge the required $144 to obtain this CD. When I received the set, and saw the collection it contained, I was blown away. I'm familiar with this music, and these selections are all absolute gems. To have all this on one set of CD's is an opportunity not to be missed. I intend to look into the other EMI CD's in this series as well.
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