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Bach for Relaxation

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While serious classical music fans may turn up their noses at this collection and others like it from RCA Victor in favor of recordings that focus on single performers or historical groupings, the simple truth is that many people who are unfamiliar with classical music approach it looking to set a specific mood. Bach for Relaxation, like the other volumes in this series featuring Beethoven, Chopin, and others, collects some classic pieces and some first-rate performances by the likes of James Galway, Keith Jarrett, Vladimir Spivakov, and Elizabeth Anderson on a gentle and pleasant recording that will likely inspire many listeners to dig a little deeper into Bach's catalog, all the while elegantly delivering the mood that it promises.