Various ‎– The Most Relaxing Classical Album In The World...Ever!

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Label:
Virgin ‎– VTDCD 155, EMI ‎– 7243 8 44890 2 1, Box Music (3) ‎– VTDCD155
Series:
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation
Country:
UK
Released:
1997
Genre:
Classical
Style:
Impressionist, Baroque, Modern, Romantic, Classical

Tracklist

1-1 J. S. Bach* 'Air On G String' (From Suite No. 3 In D, BWV 1068)
Composed By – Johann Sebastian BachConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
3:31
1-2 Grieg* Morning (From "Peer Gynt" Incidental Music, Op. 23)
Composed By – Edvard GriegConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
4:14
1-3 Pachelbel* Canon In D
Composed By – Johann PachelbelConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
4:59
1-4 Bach* Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (From Cantata No. 147)
Choir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Composed By – J. S. Bach*Conductor – Sir David Willcocks*Orchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
3:28
1-5 Satie* Gymnopédie No. 1
Composed By – Erik SatieConductor – Louis FrémauxOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraOrchestrated By – Debussy*
2:48
1-6 Mozart* II: Andante (From Piano Concerto No. 21 In C 'Elvira Madigan' K. 467)
Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus MozartConductor – Bryden ThomsonOrchestra – Hallé OrchestraPiano – Stephen Hough
5:18
1-7 Delibes* Viens, Malika (From "Lakmé")
Composed By – Léo DelibesConductor – Alain LombardMezzo-soprano Vocals – Danielle MilletOrchestra – Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-ComiqueSoprano Vocals – Mady Mesplé
4:17
1-8 Fauré* In Paradisum (From Requiem, Op. 48)
Choir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Composed By – Gabriel FauréConductor – Sir David Willcocks*Orchestra – New Philharmonia Orchestra
3:44
1-9 Debussy* Clair De Lune (From "Suite Bergamasque")
Composed By – Claude DebussyPiano – Dame Moura Lympany
4:54
1-10 Mendelssohn* II: Andante (Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64)
Composed By – Felix Mendelssohn*Conductor – Efrem KurtzOrchestra – Philharmonia OrchestraViolin – Yehudi Menuhin
4:26
1-11 Saint-Saëns* The Swan (From "Carnival Of The Animals")
Cello – Jacqueline Du PréComposed By – Camille Saint-SaënsHarp – Osian Ellis
2:48
1-12 Górecki* II: Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo (Symphony No. 3 'Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs')
Composed By – Henryk GóreckiConductor – Jacek Kasprzyk*Orchestra – Kraków Symphony Orchestra*Soprano Vocals – Zofia Kilanowicz
4:28
1-13 Mozart* II: Andantino (Flute And Harp Concerto In C K. 299)
Composed By – Mozart*Conductor – Herbert von KarajanFlute – James GalwayHarp – Fritz HelmisOrchestra – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*
3:57
1-14 Vivaldi* II: Largo (The Four Seasons - Concerto No. 4 In F Minor 'Winter')
Composed By – Antonio VivaldiConductor – Alberto LysyOrchestra – Camerata Lysy GstaadViolin – Yehudi Menuhin
2:04
1-15 Elgar* Nimrod (From 'Enigma' Variations, Op. 36)
Composed By – Edward Elgar*Conductor – Sir Adrian BoultOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
3:54
1-16 Jocelyn Pook Blow The Wind - Pie Jesu
Recorded By [Children] – Graeme Miller (4)Vocals [Additional], Violin, Viola, Keyboards – Jocelyn PookVocals [Singing 'Blow The Wind Southerly'] – Kathleen FerrierVoice – Melanie Pappenheim
2:55
1-17 Rachmaninov* Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Variation 18
Composed By – Sergei Rachmaninov*Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
2:57
1-18 Fauré* Pavane Op. 50
Composed By – Fauré*Conductor – Sir David Willcocks*Flute – Gareth Morris (2)Orchestra – New Philharmonia Orchestra
6:47
2-1 Bach* Zion Hört Die Wächter Singen [From Cantata No. 140 'Sleepers, Wake!')
Choir – South German Madrigal Choir*Composed By – J. S. Bach*Conductor – Wolfgang GönnenweinOrchestra – Consortium Musicum (2)
3:25
2-2 Albinoni* Adagio In G Minor
Arranged By [Realised] – Giazotto*Composed By – Tomaso AlbinoniConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
5:48
2-3 Boccherini* Minuet (From String Quintet In E Op. 13 No. 5)
Arranged By – Woodhouse*Composed By – Luigi BoccheriniConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
3:53
2-4 Bach* II: Largo (Keyboard Concerto No. 5 In F Minor BWV 1056)
Composed By – J. S. Bach*Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*Piano – Andrei Gavrilov
3:24
2-5 Massenet* Méditation (From 'Thaïs')
Composed By – Jules MassenetConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra*Violin – Hans Kalafusz
5:02
2-6 Beethoven* I: Adagio Sostenuto (Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2)
Composed By – Ludwig van BeethovenPiano – Dame Moura Lympany
3:54
2-7 Offenbach* Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit D'amour (Barcarolle) (From 'Le Contes D'Hoffmann' / 'The Tales Of Hoffmann')
Choir – René Duclos Chorus*Composed By – Jacques OffenbachConductor – André CluytensMezzo-soprano Vocals – Jeannine CollardOrchestra – Paris Conservatorie Orchestra*Soprano Vocals – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
3:48
2-8 Vivaldi* II: Andante (Concerto For Two Mandolins In G RV532)
Arranged By – Pheloung*Composed By – Vivaldi*Mandolin – Barrington Pheloung, Nigel North
4:19
2-9 Mozart* II: Adagio (Opening) (Clarinet Concerto In A K.622)
Clarinet – Jack BrymerComposed By – Mozart*Conductor – Sir Thomas BeechamOrchestra – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*
4:35
2-10 Mascagni* Intermezzo From 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
Composed By – Pietro MascagniConductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
3:40
2-11 Dvořák* I: Moderato (String Serenade Op. 22)
Composed By – Dvořák*Conductor – Christopher Warren-GreenOrchestra – London Chamber Orchestra*
4:39
2-12 Puccini* O Mio Babbino Caro (From 'Gianni Schichi')
Composed By – Giacomo PucciniConductor – Sir Charles MackerrasOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*Soprano Vocals – Montserrat Caballé
2:40
2-13 Vaughan Williams* Fantasia On 'Greensleeves' (From 'Sir John In Love')
Composed By – Ralph Vaughan WilliamsConductor – Sir John BarbirolliOrchestra – Sinfonia Of London*
4:37
2-14 Rachmaninov* II: Adagio Sostenuto (Opening) (Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18)
Composed By – Rachmaninov*Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
4:28
2-15 Borodin* Nocturne (From String Quartet No. 2 In D)
Composed By – Alexander BorodinConductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*
3:56
2-16 Rodrigo* II: Adagio (Opening) (Concierto De Aranjuez)
Composed By – Joaquín RodrigoConductor – Sir Simon RattleGuitar – Julian BreamOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:44
2:17 Barber* Adagio For Strings Op. 11a
Composed By – Samuel BarberConductor – Eugene OrmandyOrchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
6:20
2-18 Bizet* Entr'acte To Act III (From 'Carmen')
Composed By – Georges BizetConductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Orchestre National De France
2:32

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Slim Double Jewel Case

Tracklist differs to US version.

These pieces have been excerpted or rearranged to include them in this compilation:
CD1: Tracks 6, 7, 10, 13
CD2: Tracks 2, 6, 15

℗ as shown. The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by EMI Records Ltd except where otherwise stated.
CD1
1: ℗1975/1997*
2: ℗1983
3: ℗1974/1997*
4: ℗1972/1989*
5: ℗1974/1990*
6: ℗1987
7: ℗1971/1987* EMI France
8: ℗1968/1997*
9: ℗1988
10: ℗1959/1997*
11: ℗1963/1993*
12: ℗1995 EMI Electrola GmbH under exclusive licence from JARO Medien GmbH. Recorded live at the 28th International Oratori-Cantata Festival WRATISLAVIA CANTANS Wroclw 1993
13: ℗1972/1985*
14: ℗1981
15: ℗1971/1986*
16: ℗1997 Virgin Records Ltd. The voice of Kathleen Ferrier singing 'Blow The Wind Southerly' appears by courtesy of The Decca Record Company Ltd, catalogue no.433475/2
17: ℗1984
18: ℗1968/1997*

CD2
1: ℗1967/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
2: ℗1974/1986*
3: ℗1980/1997*
4: ℗1987
5: ℗1987 EMI Electrola GmbH
6: ℗1991
7: ℗1965/1989*
8: ℗1992 Central Independent Television plc licensed exclusively to Virgin Records Ltd.
9: ℗1960/1991*
10: ℗1980/1987*
11: ℗1990 Virgin Classics Ltd
12: ℗1970/1995*
13: ℗1963/1986*
14: ℗1984
15: ℗1984
16: ℗1993
17: ℗1985*
18: ℗1984
* Digital remastering ℗ as shown by EMI Records Ltd except where otherwise stated.

This compilation ℗1997 by Circa Records Ltd. This label copy is the subject matter of copyright protection.

All rights reserved. ©1997 Circa Records Ltd. DDD/*ADD
© 1997 Virgin Records Ltd.

Liner notes: © Tony Locantro, 1997

Thanks to: John Duckworth for extra track suggestions & David Tunnicliffe for research on album concept.

Best...Album In The World...Ever! is a registered trademark of Virgin Music Group Ltd.

Inlays: Printed in UK
Discs: Made in U.K.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24384 48902 1
  • Barcode (Text): 724384489021
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): 844891 2 . 1 :2:26 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): 844892 2 . 1 :4:1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): 844892 2 . 1 :2:5: EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L041
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 1451
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 1432
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): ifpi 1444
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC3098
  • Other (Disc 1 cat# number): 7243 8 44891 2 0
  • Other (Disc 2 cat# number): 7243 8 44892 2 9
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 2): 844891 2 . 1 :2:2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 3.): 844892 2 . 1 :2:4

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