We’ve heard this collection has been used by hospital patients in recovery in order to help them find comfort and keep focused on the positive. And for good reason: these powerful songs are designed to make you relax and thoughtful… to see the big picture as it were.
In this special collection, the music editors at Reader's Digest have compiled their favorite classical pieces to produce a tranquil and calming tapestry. You may know many of these popular tracks already - since most are the “quiet” or “meditative” portions of much larger masterworks, but in Relax and Unwind with The Classics, you get one “chill” selection after another, luring your mind into a deep state of thought and quietness. Also good for nights you can’t sleep!
Included here are soft, delicate pieces like: Clair de Lune, Adagio for Strings, Meditation from Thais, Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Cavatina from “The Deer Hunter”. In fact, many of these expansive orchestral pieces were used in classic movies soundtracks like Barry Lyndon, The English Patient, Out of Africa and Platoon. All by the great composers: Schubert, Haydn, Chopin, Handel, Beethoven, Mozart and more (see complete track listing below)
This is a 4-CD box set that contains 60 soothing songs, guaranteed to soothe the soul.
Contains a listening guide with info on the songs and the composers.
CONDITION: Factory Sealed – Brand New – Never Played
Relax and Unwind with the Classics
Reader’s Digest Music – 2002
CD #1 - Peaceful Mornings
01. Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Bailèro
02. Cavatina, "Theme From the Deer Hunter"
03. Respighi: The Birds, P 154 - The Dove
04. Lloyd Weber: Requiem - Pie Jesu (Heard in Requiem)
05. Debussy: Preludes, Book 1, L 117 - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair / Skaila Kanga
06. Bach-Gounard: Ave Maria
07. Schubert: Serenade
08. Bach: Orchestral Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068 - Air On the G String
09. Satie: Gymnopédies #1. Lent Et Douloureux
10. Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 in E Minor, 2nd Movement
11. Hoffstetter: String Quartet in F, Op. 3/5 - Serenade (Atr. Haydn) (Heard in Bread & Chocolate)
12. Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8/4, RV 297, "The Four Seasons (Winter)" Largo
13. Macdowell: Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 - To a Water Lily
14. Glazunov: Novelette for String Quartet
15. Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel - Mirror in the Mirror
CD # 2 - The Last Rose of Summer
1. Arron Copland: Clarinet Concerto - Mvt. 1
2. Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C, K 467 – 2
3. Trad: Women of Ireland (Heard in Barry Lydon)
4. Flotow: Martha - Last Rose of Summer
5. Handel: Minuet in G Minor
6. Massenet: Meditation From "Thaïs"
7. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite - Pavane for the Sleeping Beauty
8. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 - 2.
9. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 in E Flat, Op. 73, "Emperor" - 2. Adagio Un Poco Mosso
10. Massenet: Clair Du Lune from Werther
11. Debussy: Rêverie
12. Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirtis: Orpheus's Lament
13. Puccini: Humming Chorus (from Madama Buttefly)
14. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
CD #3 - A Room With A View
1. O Milo Babbino Caro (Heard in A Room with A View)
2. - The Piano (“Big My Secret”)
3. - Concerto For Clarinet (Heard in Out of Africa)
4. - Concerto Grosso In F Major Op. 1, No. 4
5. - Pavane For A Dead Princess
6. - Adagio Cantabile From Sonata In C Minor No. 8 "Pathethic"
7. - Berceuse
8. - Xerxes (Largo)
9. - Six Studios In English Folksong
10. - Greensleeves
11. - Concerto For Guitar D (Heard in A Little Romance)
12. - The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
13. - The Merry Widow Waltz
14. - Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffman)
15. - Liebestraum (Dream of Love) No 3 in A-Flat
16. - Symphony No. 5 (Adagietto) (Heard in Death in Venice)
CD #4 Moonlight Sonata
1. Debussy: Suite Bergamasque, L 75 - Clair De Lune
2. Bach: Goldberg Variations – Aria (Heard in The English Patient)
3. Respighi: Fountains of Rome, P 106 - Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset
4. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27/2, "Moonlight" - 1. Adagio Sostenuto
5. Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet - Alla Sarabanda: Lento
6. Mozart: Piano Sonata #18 in D, K 576, "Hunt" - 2. Adagio (Heard in The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
7. Humperdinck: Hänsel Und Gretel - Evening Prayer
8. Debussy: Beau Soir, Beautiful Evening
9. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo (Heard in Raging Bull)
10. Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances, Set 3, P 172 - Siciliana
11. Dvořák: Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B 178, "From the New World" - 2. Largo
12. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude #1 in C
13. Mozart: Serenade #13 in G, K 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - 2. Romanze: Andante
14. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto #2 in F, Op. 102 - 2. Andante
15. Barber: Adagio for Strings, (Heard in Platoon and The Elephant Man)
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