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101 Relaxing Classics

Over six hours of gentle, calming classical music to help you unwind and de-stress. 
 
‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,’ said the German poet Berthold Auerbach. And science has shown he was right: music helps us to recharge, physically as well as emotionally. It can lower our blood pressure, calm a racing heart rate, boost our immune systems, clarify our thoughts, and help us sleep. Music can, quite literally, heal us, body and mind. 
 
Whether you're racing to beat a deadline, tired of the constant pressures of modern living, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book, this beautiful 5CD album will help you to relax, and breathe again. 
 
Let yourself float away in the company of the great composers: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams and much, much more.
 

TRACKLISTING


CD1

1    BACH Concerto for two violins: Largo ma non tanto

2    MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4: Romanza

3    DVOŘÁK New World Symphony: Largo

4    SCHUMANN Evening Song

5    TOURNIER Autumn Promenade

6    BEETHOVEN Cavatina

7    DELIBES Coppélia: Night

8    TRAD An Eriskay Love Lilt

9    WILDEREffie Sings a Lullaby

10 MONTES Preludio de Adios

11 FALLA Nana

12 O’BOYLE Sheep Are Soft and Curly

13 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance

14 ADAM Giselle: Myrtha’s Entrance

15  BACH Actus Tragicus: Sonatina

16  TRAD Rock-a-Bye Baby

17  EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds: Andante

18  JENKINS Fantasia

19  RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte

20  TRAD Skye Boat Song

CD2

1    MASSENET Méditation

2    HORNER A Gift of a Thistle

3    BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: Adagio ma non tanto

4    DEBUSSY Clair de lune

5    ELGAR Nimrod

6    MASSENET Last Sleep of the Virgin

7    BACH Violin Sonata No. 1: Andante

8    BRITTEN Corpus Christi Carol

9    RODRIGO Concierto madrigal: Pastoral

10  PACHELBEL Canon

11  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk-Song Study No. 4

12  PURCELL The Fairy Queen: Act IV Largo

13  BERNIER Le Caffé: Prélude

14  KOCH Reverie

15 BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

16  ADAM Giselle: Peasant Pas de deux

17 VIVALDI Concerto for two mandolins: Andante

18 O’BOYLE The Night Gently Waits

19 HUMPERDINCK Evening Prayer

20 DOWLAND A Galliard to Lachrimae

21 HANDEL Largo

CD3

1    BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air

2    COOMAN Island Gloaming

3    JOHNSON Full Fathom Five

4    KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying

5    SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1

6    GEMINIANI Concerto IV: I. Andante

7    FARRELLY Isle of Innisfree

8    RESPIGHI Italiana

9    BACH Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio

10 DELIUS Serenade

11 LISZT Consolation No. 3

12 ELGAR Dream Children: Allegretto piacevole

13 VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major: Andante

14 HANDEL Messiah: Pifa

15 MOZARTAdagio for Glass Harmonica

16 O’BOYLE Sunrise on the Coast

17 COPLAND Corral Nocturne

18 BACH Prelude in C major

19 FAURÉ Sicilienne

20 BEETHOVEN Emperor Concerto: Adagio un poco moto

CD4

1    GRIEG Morning Mood

2    GRIEG Last Spring

3    TELEMANN Flute and Violin Concerto: Adagio

4    CLÉRISSE Cradle Song

5    HAYDN Cello Concerto: Adagio

6    BOCCHERINI Minuet

7    PURCELL Fairest Isle

8    BACH Cello Suite No. 1: Menuets

9    ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio

10 BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major

11 TRADITIONAL Irish Tune from County Derry

12 VINE Love Me Sweet

13 MOZART Divertimento in D major: Andante

14 HAYDN Nocturne No. 3: Andante

15 BACH Arioso

16 BLAKE Berceuse

17 FAURÉ Pavane

18 BIZET L’Arlesienne: Adagietto

19 RAVEL Sleeping Beauty Pavane

20 MASCAGNI Intermezzo

CD5

1    SAINT-SAËNS The Swan

2    VIVALDI The Goldfinch: Larghetto cantabile

3    KATS-CHERNIN The Rain Puzzle

4    PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel

5    SCHUMANN Träumerei

6    BRUCH Nocturne

7    BRAHMS Es steht ein Lind

8    DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

9    KELLY Idyl

10 BEETHOVEN Gassenhauer Trio: Adagio

11 BACH Concerto for Violin & Oboe: Adagio

12 CAMPION Oft Have I Sighed for Him

13 SHOSTAKOVICH Dances of the Dolls: Romance

14 MOZART Clarinet Quintet: Larghetto

15 RUTTER Close Thine Eyes

16 BEETHOVEN Pathétique Sonata: Adagio cantabile

17 VIVALDI Recorder Concerto in C major: Largo

18 MASCITTI Violin Sonata in F major: Adagio

19 KELLY Monograph No. 5

20 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending: excerpt

 
Release
The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)