99 Must-Have Chillout Classics
 
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99 Must-Have Chillout Classics

May 31, 2011

$2.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Air (from Orchestral Suite No.3) Various artists
4:30
2
Piano Sonata No.14 "Moonlight Sonata": I. Adagio sostenuto Evelyne Dubourg
5:25
3
Menuet Various artists
3:33
4
Intermezzo (from "Carmen") Various artists
2:42
5
Spring Song, Op.62 No.6 Various artists
2:27
6
Serenade op.15 No.7 Various artists
4:43
7
Piano Concerto No.21 in C major K. 467: II. Andante Vilmos Fischer
5:36
8
Dance of the Sylphides Various artists
2:23
9
Für Elise Evelyne Dubourg
2:52
10
Ave Maria Various artists
4:46
11
Peer Gynt: Morning Various artists
3:34
12
Duetto in F major, op.38 Nr.6 Jenö Jando
3:25
13
Chanson triste op.40 No.2 Various artists
3:14
14
Barcarole (from "The Tales of Hoffmann") Various artists
3:27
15
Romance in F major Op.118 No.5 Dénes Várjon
3:57
16
Počme op.41 No.6 Various artists
2:30
17
A Midsummernight's Dream: Notturno Various artists
6:46
18
Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622: II. Adagio Béla Kovács
7:01
19
Waltz in A major, Op.39 No.15 Evelyne Dubourg
1:24
20
Symphony No.9 in E minor "From The New World": II. Largo (Excerpt) Various artists
3:28
21
Rosamunde: Intermezzo in B flat Various artists
8:19
22
Lagrima Rita Honti
1:45
23
Notturno Op.54 No.4 Jenö jando,
3:21
24
Elegie (from "Serenade for Strings") Various artists
7:56
25
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo Various artists
5:00
26
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor op.21: II. Larghetto Adam Harasiewicz
8:24
27
Melody (Songs My Mother Taught Me) Various artists
2:17
28
The Old Castle (from "Pictures Of An Exhibition") Dénes Várjon
4:34
29
Dance of the Toy Flutes (from "Nutcracker") Various artists
3:10
30
Peer Gynt: Ases Death Various artists
5:11
31
Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 Jenö Jando
2:43
32
Romance in E flat major op.44 Various artists
3:12
33
Symphony No.3 in D major: II. Allegretto Various artists
4:34
34
Abschied (from "Waldszenen") Evelyne Dubourg
3:27
35
Nocturne in E flat major Various artists
5:03
36
Suite Espagnole No.1 op.47: I. Granada (Serenata) Georgi Moravsky
4:48
37
Piano Concerto in A minor op.16: II. Adagio Daniel Gerard
7:09
38
Menuet I Various artists
3:49
39
Song without words in E major op.19,1 Jenö Jando
3:18
40
Largo (from "Xerxes") Various artists
3:01
41
Mandolin Concerto in C major: II. Largo Lajos Mayer
2:08
42
Jesu, joy of man's desiring Dora Milanova, Hans-Dieter Weber
3:50
43
Dance Of The Blessed Spirits Various artists
7:26
44
The Four Seasons: Concerto No.4 "Winter" (II. Largo) Various artists
2:18
45
Piano Concerto No.5 in F minor BWV 1056: II. Largo Dora Milanova
3:20
46
Trumpet Sonata in G Major: Lento Dolce Frank Berger, Hans-Dieter Weber
2:50
47
Water Music: Suite No.1 (VI. Air) Budapest Strings
3:39
48
The Four Seasons: Concerto No.1 "Spring" (II. Largo e pianissimo sempre) Various artists
2:23
49
Piano Concerto No.23 in A major: II. Adagio Daniel Gerard
5:56
50
Menuett (Minuet) Various artists
2:35
51
Rosamunde: Ballet in G major Various artists
6:36
52
Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50 Miklos Szenthelyi
9:29
53
Laudate Dominum K 339 Maria Zadori
4:10
54
An die Musik Daniel Benkö
3:41
55
Cradle Song Various artists
1:49
56
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile Istvan Szekely
4:58
57
Peer Gynt: Anitra's Dance Various artists
3:38
58
Serenade for Strings: I. Moderato Various artists
4:05
59
Romance in E minor Vilmos Fischer
2:52
60
Crisantemi Various artists
6:36
61
Andante Benno Pierweijer, Evert van Trigt
4:56
62
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor: II. Adagio Miklos Szenthelyi
7:58
63
Arietta, op.12 No.1 Jenö Jando
1:09
64
Nocturne (from "Carmen") Various artists
4:11
65
Romance (from Violin Concerto No.2) Miklos Szenthelyi
5:37
66
The Venetian Gondola Jenö Jando
2:45
67
Waltz op.54 No.1 Various artists
3:43
68
Barcarole (from "The Seasons") Jenö Jando
5:13
69
La Traviata: Prélude Act 1 Various artists
3:48
70
Ständchen Various artists
3:22
71
Träumerei Evelyne Dubourg
3:04
72
Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op.11 Miklos Szenthelyi
10:34
73
Love Dream Evelyne Dubourg
4:13
74
Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song Various artists
5:14
75
Moment musical D 780 No.3 Various artists
1:46
76
Melody in F Op.3 No.1 Various artists
3:52
77
La Boheme: Rodolfos Aria (Instrumental) Various artists
5:11
78
Romance in G major Op.26 Laszlo Kote
8:04
79
Des Abends Jenö Jando
3:30
80
I love you, Op.5 No.3 Various artists
1:34
81
Tosca: Vissi d'arte (Instrumental) Various artists
3:15
82
Romance in F sharp major Op.28 No.2 Evelyne Dubourg
3:28
83
Waltz in D minor op.54 Nr.7 Various artists
3:31
84
Nabucco: Choir of the Hebrew Slaves (Instrumental Version) Various artists
5:10
85
Capriccio Espagnol Op.34: Variations Various artists
4:48
86
Einsame Blumen Evelyne Dubourg
2:04
87
Caro mio ben Various artists
3:09
88
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) Various artists
1:51
89
To Spring Op.43 No.6 Jenö Jando
2:24
90
Romance, Op.5 Various artists
5:36
91
Le cygne (The Swan) (from ""Le carnaval des animaux") Zoltan Kocsis
3:10
92
Légende in G minor, op.17 Miklos Szenthelyi
8:30
93
Symphony No.8 in B minor "Unfinished": II. Andante con moto Various artists
10:20
94
Nocturne For The Left Hand, Op.9 Evelyne Dubourg
4:35
95
Adagietto (from "Symphony No.5") Various artists
9:43
96
Aquarium (from ""Le carnaval des animaux") Various artists
2:39
97
The Swan of Tuonela op.22 Various artists
9:10
98
Chant sans paroles (Souvenir de Hapsal) Op.2 No.3 Jenö Jando
2:53
99
Adagio Various artists
8:12


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Cobra Entertainment LLC
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Cobra Entertainment LLC
  • Total Length: 7:17:15
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  • ASIN: B0051QU0M6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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432 of 435 people found the following review helpful
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I have been a big fan of the "99" series of the Stockholm-based X5 Music Group. They have been turning out quality sets of classical music for remarkable prices here on Amazon for some time. Especially their composer-themed sets featuring full-length works have been tremendous bargains, although other themes such as "Relaxing", "Allegros", "Darkest", etc have also been worthwhile.

That's why I was surprised to see that this new "99 Must-Have" set of classics for $1.99 on Amazon is released by the Los Angeles-based Cobra Entertainment. It looks like someone has decided to give X5 some competition using this tried and true model.

These are not performances by the best-known stars of classical music -- although there are some pretty good players such as Hungarian pianist Jeno Jando or the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer, who was until recently principal conductor for many years at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington. I think it's fair to say that a lot of these recordings are by respected Eastern European orchestras and performers -- a model that often works both economically and artistically.

The benefit for the consumer of having a new supplier in town is that these are generally a different universe of recordings than on the X5 sets, which as buyers of the series know can be repetitive. I haven't gone over every single track, but I looked at many and so far I'm not finding any tracks that feature the same music by the same performers as any of the X5 collections I have purchased.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best music deal in a long time! June 11, 2011
By K Rose
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
BUY IT!!! You won't be sorry. I picked it up this morning as a quick impulse buy...I've listened to about half of it today, and I still haven't heard a single piece I'm unfamiliar with. Lots of classical favorites. It's been the perfect music for homework. I'm relaxed but not falling asleep over my books.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best deal anywhere . . . . . . . best anywhere June 19, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
For however long Amazon offers this incredible deal, don't miss out. Just make sure you allow about fifteen minutes for all the songs to download onto your PC. Good grief what a wonderful find. Each of these songs aren't studio artist seconds, this is the real thing, with famous performers putting their heart and soul into the best version possible. Mellow classical music for anybody wanting to chill out with easy listening classics. If you occasionally, often, or all the time enjoy classical music -- GET THIS. Best deal I've found in 56 years. Wow.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! June 24, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
First, a note...mysteriously the price of this set increased from $1.99 to $4.99. I purchased it for $1.99 and, even at that, apparently it was originally released for 99 cents. That issue out of the way, even if the price were to increase ten-fold (from its current price), it would still be a bargain, particularly considering the typical cost of downloading a single song.

The music on here is beautiful. I am not a fan of the cover which, for some reason, equates relaxation (and/or "chillout") with the consumption of scotch/whisky/etc. Furthermore, if one is going to indulge in two, maybe three, fingers of scotch/whisky/etc, it should be consumed neat, not on the rocks. Kidding aside, and cover aside, the music itself is gorgeous. And, as T. Fisher has already touched on, Cobra has succeeded in keeping the theme constant with these recordings. Sometimes, even with so-called "relaxing" compilations, one finds that one selection is relaxing, with the next a little less so, with the next not relaxing in the least, then back to a truly relaxing piece. Not so here; uniformity and consistency have been achieved, with a stunning result.

Definitely a great compilation and well worth even its current price.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Selection! Ok sound Quality July 6, 2012
By Just Me
Format:MP3 Music
This album gets 5 stars for value, but 3 stars for sound quality.

Great song selections and the players all did a great job.

My only qualm is that it some songs are badly recorded. You would probably not notice on a basic stereo, but if you are listening on a nice set of headphones it is definitely noticeable. You can hear the hum of the recording device and some bass sections are just not recorded well.

It wasn't just my headphones. I tried two different sets with the same results.

All in all though, if you are not an audiophile, and are just listening in the car or over a basic stereo system it will probably not even be noticeable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Clasical Collation I've ever Heard June 15, 2012
By MLS
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I've downloaded about six of these amazon classical collections, and often have to stop and skip though the many selections of over used classical music. This mix is refreshingly diverse, and only uses a few of those overplayed standbys. The mix itself is wonderfully ordered, it lulls and speeds up smoothly without jarring you from one song to the next. As of right now, parts of the mix stand-out (songs 57-70) but I also love that the mix ends with that Adagio.

I've been listening to it nonstop! I would find out who mixed this, and listen to some of their other compendiums.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars not rated
I choose not to rate this product because I wish to reserve my opinion. A three on a scale of five is in the middle with no opinion
Published 16 days ago by William M. Klepper
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I was expecting much more chill songs... but I suppose you can't beat the price. When you break it down to a per-song cost, it's fine.
Published 29 days ago by Andy The Bouncer
4.0 out of 5 stars I like most of the songs
However, it is too big to fit into one CD-R. I have to trim to just 97 songs.

In addition, a few song has higher volume than most of other songs
Published 1 month ago by D. nguyen
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious Music for your Collection
These tunes are an important part of our classical genre that we listen to on ITunes on shuffle while working from home. Read more
Published 1 month ago by NutrProfE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection
Great collection of easy listening classical.ive used it for sleep, reading, work, and comfortable background music. This is the best musical purchase I've made in a while.
Published 2 months ago by Brizboltada
3.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't Finished Downloading
To be fair it hasn't finished downloading and that is a case of my "thumb drive modem" running out of credit and needing to be recharged...but... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rich Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Great relaxing background music.
Lots of favorites in this selection. This is a list which will grow on you. Enough variety for everyone without any harsh notes.
Published 5 months ago by Jeff Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music for background.
Elevator music. One of my favorite albums. Mainstream classical, familiar, none obtrusive. Several other albums make up a great collection for relaxing on Sunday afternoon. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ray Bellotti
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice music
Beautiful collection and well worth the unbelievable low price. Lovely to listen to in the background. Never tire of this wonderful music. Very enjoyable.
Published 6 months ago by M. H.
5.0 out of 5 stars elevator music, yes, wanted!
Elevator music was what I wanted, enjoyable and relaxing. The music created a space for enjoying my reading experience, really!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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