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Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

2:42
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Ian Watson (harpsichord), Ian Watson (organ), Ian Watson (director)

Pachelbel: Canon

3:41
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

13:02
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury
  • Timothy Beasley-Murray (boy soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone)

 Excerpt, Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 'La notte'

1:44
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Janet See (flute)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre

2:43
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green (director), Christopher Warren-Green (violin)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): II. Adagio

2:05
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green (director), Christopher Warren-Green (violin)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 3 in F (L'autunno) RV293 (Op. 8 No. 3): II. Adagio

2:57
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green (director), Christopher Warren-Green (violin)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297: Largo

2:29
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green
  • Christopher Warren-Green (violin)

Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425: II. Largo

2:56
  • Europa Galante
  • Fabio Biondi
  • Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin)

Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV1055: 2. Larghetto

4:56
  • Concerto Melante
  • Bob van Asperen (lead vocals)
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Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056: II. Largo

2:34
  • Concerto Melante
  • Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)

 Excerpt, Bach, J S: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Largo ma non tanto

6:52
  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Jonathan Rees
  • Jane Murdoch (violin), Jonathan Rees (violin)

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande

3:12
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Philip Ledger

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

4:49
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Philip Ledger

Bach, J S: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011: Sarabande

4:19
  • Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)

Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major - Largo

2:33
  • Sigiswald Kuijken
  • La Petite Bande (lead vocals)

Pergolesi: Stabat mater: Opening duet

4:46
  • Il seminario Musicale
  • Gérard Lesne
  • Véronique Gens (soprano), Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor)

Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618

2:41
  • Schütz Choir of London, London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

3:08
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • David Daniels (counter-tenor)

Pärt: Solfeggio

4:03
  • Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Tõnu Kaljuste

Tavener: The Protecting Veil

2:57
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Steven Isserlis (cello)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' - Andante

6:48
  • Ambache Chamber Orchestra
  • Diana Ambache
  • Diana Ambache (piano)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A Major, K622 (Second Movement - Adagio)

6:41
  • Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • John Nelson
  • Paul Meyer (clarinet)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 (Cadenzas by Beethoven): II. Romanze

4:15
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  • Mikhail Pletnev
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525: II. Romanza (Andante)

5:53
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat K482 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Andante

9:44
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Annie Fischer (piano)

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550 (2nd version, with clarinets)

7:27
  • Sinfonia Varsovia
  • Yehudi Menuhin

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488: II. Andante

6:17
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  • Mikhail Pletnev
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 (Cadenza by Pletnev): II. Larghetto

8:23
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (lead vocals), Christian Tetzlaff (orchestra leader), Mikhail Pletnev (violin), Mikhail Pletnev (director), Mikhail Pletnev (piano), Christian Tetzlaff (leader), Christian Tetzlaff (concert master conductor)

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477

3:35
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 - Larghetto

6:30
  • Wiener Streichsextett
  • Sabine Meyer (clarinet)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310: Andante

2:39
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto in C major, K299 - Andantino

9:12
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Samuel Coles (flute), Naoko Yoshino (harp)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

6:12
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op. 55, 'Eroica': II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)

12:37
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58: II. Andante con moto (quaver = 84)

4:06
  • London Classical Players, Soloists & The Schütz Choir Of London (Chorfantasie)
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • Melvyn Tan (fortepiano), Melvyn Tan (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique': Adagio cantabile

5:01
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73, 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco mosso (crotchet = 60)

5:47
  • London Classical Players, Soloists & The Schütz Choir Of London (Chorfantasie)
  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • Melvyn Tan (fortepiano), Melvyn Tan (piano)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: Poco Allegretto

5:56
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Daniel Harding

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op.83: III. Andante

2:59
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nickolas Ashford
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Timothy Hugh (cello), Stephen Hough (piano)

 Excerpt, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

5:52
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 D759, 'Unfinished' (completed Newbold): II. Andante con moto

10:28
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D.810 'La Jeune Fille et la mort' (1996 Digital Remaster): Andante con moto

13:54
  • Hungarian Quartet
  • Gábor Magyar (violoncello), Alexander Moskowsky (violin), Dénes Koromzay (viola), Zoltán Székely (violin)

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major D944, 'Great': II. Andante con moto

14:00
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto

8:43
  • Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Frank Braley (piano)

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

2:09
  • Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 97, 'Rhenish': IV. Feierlich

6:55
  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Christoph Eschenbach

Strauss, R: Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

3:48
  • Academy Of London
  • Richard Stamp
  • Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Peter Manning (violin)

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

17:19
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Marek Janowski

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

2:54
  • Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4: Grave ('Zwei Menschen gehn')

2:52
  • The Nash Ensemble, Yuko Inoue (viola), Roger Chase (viola), Marcia Crayford (violin), Christopher van Kampen (cello), Elizabeth Layton (violin), Moray Welsh (cello)

 Excerpt, Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux

5:38
  • The Nash Ensemble
  • Susan Tomes (piano), Ian Brown (piano), Christopher van Kempen (cello)

The Aquarium

2:40

The Swan

2:58

Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

5:43
  • Kun Woo Paik (piano)

Debussy: Préludes - Book 1: No. 6, Des pas sur le neige

4:30
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Debussy: Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

5:29
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Fauré: Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

7:31
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Paul Tortelier (cello)

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

5:33
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Paul Tortelier
  • Paul Tortelier (cello)

Fauré: Requiem Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie

7:16
  • Ensemble Vocal & Instrumental de Lausanne
  • Michel Corboz

 Excerpt, Poulenc: Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos & Orchestra

5:49
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Anne Queffélec (piano), Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

 Excerpt, Poulenc: Concert champêtre

6:14
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Maggie Cole (harpsichord)

Satie: Gnossienne No. 1

3:25
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Satie: Gymnopédie No. 3

2:44
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major: Adagio assai

9:59
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton
  • Andrew Litton (piano)

Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

3:07
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Libor Pešek
  • Arleen Auger (soprano)

 Excerpt, Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye

5:31
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant

1:46

Interlude & Apothèose: Le Jardin féerique

3:45

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

6:08
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2 - Waltz No. 2

3:53
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Paavo Järvi

Offenbach: Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

4:23
  • Orchestre Symphonique de l'Opéra National, Bruxelles, Brussels National Opera Chorus
  • Sylvain Cambreling
  • Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Jessye Norman (soprano)

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole Op. 21: IV. Andante

6:27
  • Libor Pešek
  • Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals), Tschechische Philharmonie (performed by)

Massenet: Meditation (from Thaïs)

5:17
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  • Daniel Harding
  • Renaud Capuçon (violin)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: The Old Castle

4:35
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Simon Haram (saxophone)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2 - Adagio sostenuto

12:28
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Lawrence Foster
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (musicians)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 - Adagio

15:05
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton

Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

5:20
  • Berliner Symphoniker
  • Michael Schønwandt
  • Natalie Dessay (soprano)

Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Complete Ballet: 2. Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta pasce l'agnella (tenor)

3:20
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • David Thomas (bass), Martyn Hill (vocals), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

Chopin: Nocturnes: No. 5 in F sharp Op. 15 No. 2

3:41
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Chopin: Nocturne No. 21 in C minor, BI 108

4:11
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

2:27
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre': 3rd movement (Funeral March)

8:26
  • Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo primo

7:30
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Lawrence Foster
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta

6:31
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Emil Tchakarov
  • Augustin Dumay (violin)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique' Op. 74: IV. Adagio lamentoso

11:17
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton

Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

7:14
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

2:36
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Lorin Maazel

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, B.83: (Op.46 - Nos. 1-8); B.147 (Op.72 - Nos. 1-8): No. 2 in E Minor: Dumka (Allegretto scherzando - Allegro vivo), Op.46

5:33
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Lorin Maazel

Dvorak: Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

5:22
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Libor Pešek
  • Timothy Walden (cello)

Grieg: Peer Gynt: No. 12: The death of Ase (Prelude to Act 3)

5:02
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Grieg: Peer Gynt: Morning

4:12
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: Adagio

6:50
  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40: Air

5:46
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2)

9:49
  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Jesper Harryson (horn), Elemér Lavotha (cello)

Sibelius: Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

4:48
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Liszt: Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

3:49
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Liszt: 3 Liebestraüme, S. 541: No. 3, "O lieb so lang' du lieben kannst"

4:01
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

4:17
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green
  • Skaila Kanga (harp), Jonathan Snowden (flute)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

6:07
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Enrique Bátiz
  • Barbara Hendricks (vocals), Eldon Fox (cello)

Villa-Lobos: Sentimental Melody (from Forest of the Amazon)

4:05
  • Sharon Isbin (guitar)

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio

11:38
  • Lawrence Foster
  • Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Sharon Isbin (guitar), Markus Häberling (horn)
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