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Essential Relaxation Classics

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Beechwood's Essential Relaxation Classics features three discs' worth of soothing, reflective classical compositions, such Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy (From the Nutcracker), Vivaldi's Four Seasons -- Spring: 1st Movt. Allegro, Handel's Water Music, Suite: 6. Alla Hornpipe, and Strauss' Blue Danube, Op. 314., Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in a Major, K. 331: 3rd MVT. Alla Turca-Allegretto, Elgar's Enigma Variations: Nimrod, and Massenet's Thais (Meditation) are some of the other standout tracks; pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet, Puccini, and Dvorak round out this relaxing album, which offers pleasant and elegant background music for a wide variety of mellow activities.

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