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100 Best Relaxing Classics

Ian Watson (organ), Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Paul Cocker (harpsichord), Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor), Andrei Gavrilov (piano), Sonia Maurer (mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin), Jane Murdoch (violin), Jonathan Rees (violin), Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano), Wolfgang Goennenwein, Sharon Isbin...

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Bach, J S: Bach, JS / Orch. Marriner: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208: IX. Schafe können sicher weiden

4:39
  • Ian Watson (organ)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Pachelbel: Canon

5:02
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

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

3:35
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297, "Winter": II. Largo

2:08
  • Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Paul Cocker (harpsichord)
  • Camerata Lysy Gstaad
  • Alberto Lysy

Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

2:38
  • Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor)
  • Il seminario Musicale
  • Gérard Lesne

Handel: Concerto Grosso in B Minor, HWV 330: III. Larghetto e piano

4:14
  • Bath Festival Orchestra
  • Yehudi Menuhin

Bach, J S: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (from Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben')

3:31
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir David Willcocks

Handel: Suite No. 4 in D Minor, HWV 437: III. Sarabande

3:02
  • Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056: II. Largo

3:28
  • Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G Major, RV 532: II. Andante

2:49
  • Sonia Maurer (mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin)
  • Europa Galante
  • Fabio Biondi

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

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

Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

4:34
  • Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano)
  • I Solisti Veneti
  • Claudio Scimone

Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

6:19
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Bach, J S: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: IV. "Zion hört die Wächter singen" (Excerpt)

3:28
  • Wolfgang Goennenwein
  • Consortium Musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
  • Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1, HWV 348: VI. Air

4:45
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Riccardo Muti

Vivaldi: Vivaldi / Arr Pujol: Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93: II. Largo

6:08
  • Sharon Isbin (guitar)
  • Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
  • Lawrence Foster

Bach, J S: Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: II. Adagio (Opening)

2:33
  • Jordi Savall (viola da gamba), Ton Koopman (harpsichord)

Remo Giazotto, Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor (Excerpt)

5:52
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik': Romance (Andante)

5:44
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

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

9:45
  • Lily Laskine (harp), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
  • Orchestre de Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard
  • Jean-Francois Paillard

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Soave sia il vento

3:21
  • Margaret Marshall (soprano), José van Dam (baritone), Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Riccardo Muti

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 / 300i, "Alla Turca": I. Tema con variazoni

1:59
  • Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588, Act 1: "Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro" (Ferrando)

4:45
  • John Aler (tenor)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink

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

6:16
  • Annie Fischer (piano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act 3: "Sull'aria ... Che soave zeffiretto" (Contessa, Susanna)

3:06
  • Gianna Rolandi (soprano), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 - Larghetto

6:30
  • Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Thomas Riebl (viola), Rudolf Leopold (cello), Peter Matzka (violin), Erich Höbarth (violin)

Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618

3:26
  • Berliner Philharmoniker, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Stockholm Radio Chorus
  • Riccardo Muti

Mozart: Serenade in B-Flat Major, K. 361 / 370a, "Gran Partita": III. Adagio

6:04
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)

3:57
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Beethoven: Minuets WoO 10 - No. 2 in G major

2:54
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Beethoven: Beethoven / Arr Leon: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso

7:01
  • Julia Thornton (harp)
  • National Radio Orchestra of the Netherlands
  • Ernö Olah

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique': 2. Adagio cantabile

5:33
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Beethoven: Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

3:20
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral' - V. Allegretto

6:41
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti

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

6:48
  • Stephen Hough (piano)
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Bryden Thomson

Bellini: Casta Diva (from Norma)

5:35
  • Maria Callas (soprano)
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Tullio Serafin

Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

3:05
  • Maria Tipo (piano)

Allegri: Miserere (Excerpt)

5:48
  • Timothy Beasley-Murray (boy soprano)
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury

Pergolesi: Stabat mater: Opening duet

3:57
  • Lesley Garrett (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)
  • The London Session Orchestra
  • Paul Daniel

Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: II. Adagio (Opening)

4:39
  • Laszlo Varga (cello), Hungarian Quartet (string quartet)

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

6:39
  • Sabine Meyer (clarinet)
  • Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Hans Vonk

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto (Opening)

4:32
  • Cécile Ousset (piano)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle

Myers: The Deer Hunter: No. 1, Cavatina

3:23
  • Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (Conclusion)

3:07
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli

Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

6:21
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Eugene Ormandy

Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1, Op. 50b: VII. Waltz No. 2

3:44
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Mariss Jansons

Newman, T: Any Other Name (From "American Beauty")

4:08
  • Nikolaj Bloch (guitar), Sally Herbert (violin)

Williams, John: Schindler's List: Theme

5:06
  • Tasmin Little (violin)
  • New World Philharmonic
  • Iain Sutherland

Morricone, E: The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe

3:42
  • Renaud Capuçon (violin)
  • Brussels Philharmonic
  • Stéphane Denève

Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

4:12
  • Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

Horner: My Heart Will Go On (Love theme from Titanic)

4:22
  • Shearman Orchestra
  • David Abel

Bizet: Carmen, WD 31, Act 3: Entr'acte

2:35
  • Orchestre National de France
  • Seiji Ozawa

Massenet: Meditation (from Thaïs)

5:02
  • Hans Kalafusz (violin)
  • Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

5:48
  • Stephen Farr (organ)
  • Winchester Cathedral Choir
  • David Hill

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13: No. 7, Notturno

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

Fauré: Requiem: In Paradisum

3:47
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks

Saint-Saëns: Saint-Saëns / Arr Hazell: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le Cygne (Andantino grazioso)

3:18
  • Han-Na Chang (cello)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Leonard Slatkin

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 - Adagio

5:18
  • Jacqueline du Pré (cello)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: II. Adagio (Opening)

4:25
  • Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Walter Susskind

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: No. 1, Morning Mood

4:17
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

6:50
  • Gareth Morris (flute)
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: II. Andante

4:30
  • Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Efrem Kurtz

Delibes: Sous le dôme épais (from Lakmé)

3:30
  • Mady Mesplé (soprano), Danielle Millet (mezzo-soprano)
  • Orchestre du Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique
  • Alain Lombard

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": II. Largo (Opening)

4:47
  • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Mariss Jansons

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Barcarolle) [Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus]

4:23
  • Jessye Norman (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
  • Choeurs de l’Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, Orchestre de l’Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles
  • Sylvain Cambreling

Elgar: Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

3:57
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

Dvořák: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

5:55
  • Lucia Popp (soprano)
  • Munich Radio Orchestra
  • Stefan Soltesz

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

3:43
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18

3:00
  • Cécile Ousset (piano)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle

Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56: I. Berceuse (For Piano 4-Hands)

2:37
  • Jean-Philippe Collard (piano), Bruno Rigutto (piano)

Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

5:18
  • John Ogdon (piano)

Liszt: Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

4:30
  • John Ogdon (piano)

Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

4:24
  • Peter Donohoe (piano)

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

6:32
  • Cécile Ousset (piano)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Neville Marriner

Schumann: Träumerei (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)

2:39
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

4:16
  • John Ogdon (piano)

Brahms: Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

1:39
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Romance (Larghetto) [Opening]

3:53
  • Martha Argerich (piano)
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Charles Dutoit

Debussy: 24 Préludes, CD 125, L. 117, Book 1: VIII. La Fille aux cheveux de lin

2:37
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

5:53
  • Dmitri Alexeev (piano)

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

5:46
  • Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1

3:32
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Satie: Gnossienne No. 1

3:25
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

5:00
  • Dame Moura Lympany (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 - Andante

6:05
  • Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Jerzy Maksymiuk

Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (Excerpt)

4:04
  • Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)

Orff: Carmina Burana, Pt. 3: "In trutina" (Soprano)

2:43
  • Janice Watson (soprano)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • David Hill

Vaughan Williams: Vaughan Williams / Arr. Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves

4:40
  • Sinfonia of London
  • Sir John Barbirolli

Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne, Book 1: No. 2, Baïlèro

6:42
  • Arleen Auger (soprano)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Yan Pascal Tortelier

Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 60: VII. Apothéose. Le Jardin féérique (Lent et grave)

4:02
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Sir Simon Rattle

Rutter: Pie Jesu (from Requiem)

3:35
  • Edward Saklatvala (boy soprano)
  • City of London Sinfonia, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio

10:54
  • Julian Bream (guitar), Peter Walden (french horn)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle

Lloyd Webber, A: Requiem: Pie Jesu

2:49
  • Jane Gilchrist (soprano), Simon Gibson (organ), Fergus Thirwell (boy soprano)
  • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Kirk Trevor

Shostakovich: Shostakovich / Arr. Atovmian: The Gadfly, Suite Op. 97a: No. 8, Romance

3:15
  • Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos in D Minor, FP 61: II. Larghetto

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

Canteloube: Canteloube / Arr Kashif: Chants d'Auvergne, Book 3: No. 15, Brezairola

3:44
  • Lesley Garrett (soprano), Jonathan Williams (cello), Marcia Crayford (violin)
  • Unknown Orchestra
  • Philip Ellis

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending: Opening (Excerpt)

6:25
  • Hugh Bean (violin)
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

Goodwin: 6 Beatles Impressions: No. 3, Michelle

3:22
  • Paul Schaefer (piano), Peter Rostal (piano)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ron Goodwin

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (excerpt)

6:12
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (Conclusion)

6:13
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult
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