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For an Autumn Afternoon

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Another volume in Decca's lifestyle classical music series, For an Autumn Afternoon features both directly autumn-themed pieces, such as Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons, (Autumn) RV 293 [Allegro]" and Gheorghe Zamfir's "Couleurs d' Automne," as well as rich, mellow compositions like Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess." Franz Schubert's "Piano Trio No. 2 in E Flat, Op. 100 D" and Peter Warlock's "Pavane From Capriol Suite" capture the moody, somewhat poignant feeling of late autumn, while Johann Sebastian Bach's "Concerto in D Minor BWV 1059" and Handel's "Water Music Suite No. 1 in F HWV 348 [Air]" sound like a sunny, romantic day full of fall color. Obviously, For an Autumn Afternoon is a collection of lovely music that's suitable for any time of day or year, but it is a particularly accurate musical portrait of autumn's moods.

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