(2009) 100 Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe

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... read moreListeners might quibble over whether the 100 pieces collected here constitute precisely THE most relaxing classical music in the whole universe, but it can't be denied that this music is in fact mellow and relaxing, except for perhaps the Prelude to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, which might get the...

10:29′:04″ 100 Songs

Disk 1

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Pachelbel: Canon In D
6:16
2
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J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 In D Major Bwv 1068: Air
4:59
3
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Mozart: Serenade No. 13 In G, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' K. 525: Ii. Romanze (Andante)
5:33
4
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor Op 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio Sostenuto
6:04
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Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
10:12
6
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Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 In F Major, Hv 348: V. Air
3:03
7
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Concierto De Aranjuez: Ii. Adagio
12:34
8
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Chopin: Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
9:14
9
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J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 147: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
4:02
10
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Liebestraum No. 3 In A-Flat Major, Op. 62
5:13
11
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Piano Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: Ii. Andantino Semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
7:40
12
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Ravel: Pavane For A Dead Princess
6:56

Disk 2

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Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43
22:53
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 In F Minor (L'inverno / Winter) Rv. 297 (Op. 8, No. 4): Ii. Largo
2:28
3
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Tales Of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
3:11
4
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Songs Without Words, Op. 62: No. 6 In A Major: Molto Allegro Vivace "Fruhlinglied" (Spring Melody)
2:17
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Beethoven: Minuet In G, Woo 10 No. 2
2:18
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Boccherini: Menuetto
3:50
7
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Faure: Dolly, Op. 56: I. Berceuse
2:50
8
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Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
3:42
9
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Adagio In G Minor
7:49
10
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Mozart: Flute And Harp Concerto In C K. 299 / 297C: Ii. Andantino
8:39
11
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J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations Bwv 988: Aria
2:11
12
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Beethoven: Bagatelle In A Minor Woo 59 "Fur Elise"
2:56
13
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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor Op 21: Ii. Larghetto
9:17
14
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Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Clair De Lune
5:12
15
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Serenade For Strings In E Major, Op. 22: I. Moderato
4:30
16
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A K. 622: Ii. Adagio
7:24
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Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35: Ii. Canzonetta, Andante
6:55

Disk 3

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Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite: Ii. Nocturne
4:02
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Handel: Xerxes: Largo
4:11
3
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Thais: Meditation
5:26
4
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Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28 No.15 In D-Flat Major "Raindrop" - Sostenuto
5:13
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 In C K. 467: Ii. Andante
5:37
6
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J.S. Bach: Well Tempered Klavier, Book I, No. 22 Bwv 867
4:29
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Concerto No. 1 In E Major, Op. 8, Rv 269, "Spring": I. Allegro (Danza Pastorale)
3:33
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67 "Fate": Ii. Andante Con Moto
9:01
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Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan
3:19

Disk 4

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Vocalise, Op. 34
6:28
2
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Brahms: Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 - Ii. Adagio
9:32
3
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Debussy: Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun (Prelude A I'apres-Midi D'un Faune)
8:50
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Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, 'Enigma', Op. 36: Viii. W.N. (Allegretto) - Ix. Nimrod (Adagio)
5:45
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J.S. Bach: Sleepers, Wake! (Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme )
4:38
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J.S. Bach, Gounod: Ave Maria
5:54
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei
0:42
8
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 In D Minor K. 466: Ii. Romanze (Excerpt)
8:46
9
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Valse Triste, Op 44
5:28
10
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Treasure Waltz Op. 418
8:38

Disk 5

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The Merry Widow: "Lippen Schweigen" (Orchestral)
3:35
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Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16: Ii. Adagio
6:05
3
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Chopin: Etude In E Major, Op. 10 No. 3 "Tristesse"
4:01
4
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Brahms: Waltz In A-Flat Major, Op. 39: No.15
1:24
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Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1: Intermezzo
2:42
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 In E-Flat Major., Op. 73 ''The Emperor'': Ii. Adagio Un Poco Mosso
8:07
7
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J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto In F Minor Bwv 1056: Ii. Largo
3:14
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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 11: Ii. Romance: Larghetto
10:49
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 In E Minor, Op. 95 'From The New World': Second Movement: Largo (Opening)
12:11
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Handel: Messiah, Hv 56: Part I: No.13: Pastoral Symphony
4:02
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Concerto For Oboe, Strings & Continuo In D Minor, Sf. 935: Ii. Adagio
3:33
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Mozart: Adagio In E Major For Violin And Orchestra, Kv 261
8:27

Disk 6

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Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 12 In B Minor: Iii. Larghetto E Piano
4:24
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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 In C-Sharp Minor: Iv. Adagietto
8:25
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Romeo And Juliet Fantasy Overture
18:51
4
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The Gadfly: Romance
6:40
5
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Four Impromptus, Op. 90, D899: No. 3 In G-Flat Major
6:38
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Trois Gymnopedies: I. Lent Et Douloureux
2:41
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Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals: The Aquarium
1:59
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Carmina Burana: In Trutina
2:35
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Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus K. 618
3:18
10
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Songs Without Words, Op. 19: No. 6 In G Minor - Andante Sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song"
4:09
11
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Chopin: Berceuse In D-Flat, Op. 57
5:10
12
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet In A Major, K. 581: Ii. Larghetto
7:03
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Holberg Suite For String Orchestra, Op. 40: Ii. Sarabande
4:08
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J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto In D Minor Bwv 1043: Ii. Largo Ma Non Tanto
7:19

Disk 7

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Tchaikovsky: Quartet For Strings No. 1 In D Major, Op. 11: Ii. Andante Cantabile
6:38
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Bonbons From Vienna (Wiener Bonbons)
9:41
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Sylvia: Pizzicato And Waltz
7:44
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Tristan Und Isolde: Prelude To Act I
16:54
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Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne
6:41
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Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18: Ii. Adagio Sostenuto
11:52
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Chopin: Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38
6:57
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 In F 'Pastoral', Op. 68: V. Allegretto
10:39

Disk 8

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Borodin: Quartet For Strings No. 2 In D Major: Iii. Andante "Nocturne"
8:11
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Mozart: Serenade No. 10 In B-Flat 'Gran Partita' K. 361 / 370A: Iii. Adagio
6:35
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Vivaldi: Concerto For Guitar And String Orchestra In D Major: Ii. Largo
5:28
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Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: 8A. Pas D'action: Introduction (Andante) - Adagio ("Rose Adagio")
1:56
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Debussy: The Girl With The Flaxen Hair (La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin)
2:36
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Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26: Ii. Adagio
8:46
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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition: The Old Castle
5:31

Disk 9

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Sadko: Song Of India
3:14
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Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28 No. 13 In F-Sharp Major - Lento
4:00
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique": Ii. Adagio Cantabile
5:07
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Bizet: L'arlesienne Suite No. 1: Adagietto
2:52
5
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J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 In D Minor, Bwv 1004: Chaconne
15:54
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Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: Ii. Andante
7:59
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Beethoven: Piano Trios B-Flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke": Iii. Andante Cantabile
12:27
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Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
3:26
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Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Major, Op. 102: Ii. Andante
8:17
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Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
4:34
11
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Debussy: Arabesque I: Andantino Con Moto
3:55
Released 01 January 2009, This Compilation ℗ 2009 Savoy Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

Review

Listeners might quibble over whether the 100 pieces collected here constitute precisely THE most relaxing classical music in the whole universe, but it can't be denied that this music is in fact mellow and relaxing, except for perhaps the Prelude to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, which might get the blood pumping at its climax. The pieces are all instrumental and the tracks are weighted toward orchestral music of the Baroque, Romantic, and post-Romantic periods, although the Classical and Modern periods aren't entirely neglected, and there is some chamber music and keyboard music. The performers tend not to be the most renowned, but the performances are entirely respectable and the sound quality is good. The album should appeal to listeners looking for a broad assortment of quietly lyrical pieces.