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100 Relaxing Classics [Box Set]

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This collection doesn’t just present some of classical music’s most soothing works -- it organizes them by mood, period, and more. Pachelbel's Canon in D is a relaxing Baroque highlight; Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A and Beethoven's Minuet in G are among the pieces included from the composers’ most calming works; music from American Beauty and Schindler’s List gives relaxation a cinematic flair; works by Grieg and Elgar set a romantic mood; Debussy's Claire de Lune is a relaxing piano favorite; and pieces including Canteloube's Brezairola complete the set with tranquil modern-day classics.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
1
4:06
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
2
2:35
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.3/5, HWV 316
3
1:29
4
1:52
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495
5
4:18
6
4:43
Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90
7
6:27
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
8
3:01
Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71
9
3:15
Serenade, for strings in E minor, Op. 20
10
3:23
Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34
11
4:55
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101)
12
5:21
Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181 (K. 162b)
13
3:41
Giselle, ballet
14
1:49
Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard)
15
2:40
Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22)
16
6:15
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40
17
4:10
18
4:00
Faust, opera
19
2:14
Work(s)
20
1:33

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
1
3:48
Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
2
5:01
3
6:17
Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19
4
2:44
L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard)
5
4:21
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43
6
1:11
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
7
2:55
Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846 (BC L80)
8
1:28
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.3/2, HWV 313
9
4:34
Capriol Suite, for full orchestra
10
2:00
Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70
11
4:34
12
2:11
Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46
13
5:08
14
2:43
Künstler-Leben (Artists' Life), waltz for orchestra, Op. 316 (RV 316)
15
5:03
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
16
5:11
17
3:38
Romances (3) for piano, Op. 11
18
3:43
Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14)
19
6:22
Work(s)
20
2:15

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20
1
3:32
Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
2
5:21
Nocturne for piano No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
3
2:11
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
4
7:07
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
5
7:14
6
2:10
Danses sacrée et profane, for chromatic harp & string orchestra, L. 103
7
2:04
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
8
3:56
Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
9
3:37
Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
10
1:49
Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104)
11
3:18
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297
12
2:55
13
2:02
14
4:58
Sonata a quattro (String Symphony) No. 1 in G major
15
4:54
Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129
16
3:02
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
17
8:45
Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437)
18
2:06
Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)
19
2:34
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2
20
2:09

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time
Passacaglia and Fugue, for organ in C minor, BWV 582 (BC J79)
1
3:06
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293
2
3:02
Work(s)
3
2:52
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB)
4
4:59
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
5
5:20
Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
6
2:40
7
2:40
Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard)
8
5:08
Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet
9
3:41
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40
10
Air
5:47
Serenade No. 6 for orchestra in D major ("Serenata Notturna"), K. 239
11
3:36
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
12
3:19
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1
13
3:56
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4)
14
4:45
Work(s)
15
1:05
Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351
16
3:51
17
2:31
Intermezzo, for orchestra
18
4:32
Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90
19
3:43
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
20
2:49
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