Ultimate Classical Chill Out

Ultimate Classical Chill Out

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Ultimate Classical Chill Out: The Essential Masterpieces basically delivers what it promises: a large selection of mellow classical music appropriate for unobtrusive background listening. The pieces are from a variety of genres, including orchestral, symphonic, vocal, chamber, and keyboard music. Most are gently lyrical and are from the Romantic and Post-Romantic periods, but there are also pieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Modern eras. The performances come from Decca's extensive archive and are consistently top-notch in quality, and the notes identify the performers of each piece. The sound ambience varies somewhat from track to track, but it is never less than very good. This five-disc set with over six hours of music is a good bargain for anyone looking for a broad assortment of quiet classical pieces.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947580799
catalogNumber: 000766202
Rank: 106066


Disc 1

  1. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamas
  2. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  3. Nocturne
  4. Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43
  5. 1. Adagio sostenuto
  6. Nocturne
  7. Nocturne for string orchestra (arranged by Malcolm Sargent from String
  8. Nocturne for piano No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  9. Garden Scene
  10. The Last Sleep of the Virgin
  11. Nocturne
  12. Nocturne
  13. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50

Disc 2

  1. Hornpipe
  2. Air
  3. Gigue
  4. Reflets dans l'eau, for piano, L. 110/1
  5. Lagunen-Walzer (Lagoon Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 411 (RV 411)
  6. Jeux d'eau, for piano
  7. Largo
  8. Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2
  9. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  10. Die Forelle (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 550), S.
  11. Dance of the Swans ... Odette and the Prince ... Second Dance of the Sw
  12. Gaily, but not too quick
  13. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, transcription for piano (after Schubert), S.
  14. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for or

Disc 3

  1. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Gre
  2. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, N
  3. By the Brook
  4. 4. Theme and variations
  5. Idylle
  6. To a Wild Rose, for piano, Op. 51/1 (Woodland Sketches)
  7. Cowkeeper's Tune & Country Dance
  8. Sous les tilleuls
  9. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun),
  10. To a Water-lily, for piano, Op. 51/6 (Woodland Sketches)
  11. Shepherd's Melody
  12. Shepherds' Chorus
  13. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for

Disc 4

  1. Love Theme
  2. Liebesfreud (Love's Joy), for violin & piano
  3. The Walk To the Paradise Garden, for orchestra (Interlude from "A Village R
  4. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lan
  5. D'amour l'ardente flamme
  6. Balcony Scene
  7. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12
  8. Extase ("Sur un lys pâle"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  9. Pastourelle
  10. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  11. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  12. Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow), for violin & piano
  13. Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
  14. Love Scene

Disc 5

  1. Barcarolle
  2. 2. Minuet & Trio
  3. 4. Larghetto
  4. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  5. 3. Adagio
  6. Vous soupirez, madame? ... Nuit paisible et sereine!
  7. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
  8. Mazurka for piano No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
  9. Serenade
  10. Dreaming, for piano, Op. 15/3
  11. Musette
  12. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
  13. Evening Prayer
  14. 4. Quasi menuetto - Trio
  15. 4. Romanza
  16. Chanson dans la Nuit, versions for 1 or 2 harps
  17. Brezairola (Berceuse), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergn

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benjamin Britten   Conductor
Colin Davis   Conductor
Antal Doráti   Conductor
Aram Khachaturian   Conductor
Joan Sutherland   Soprano (Vocal)
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frederica Von Stade   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Marilyn Horne   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Stanley Black   Conductor
Anton Karas   Zither
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Herbert von Karajan   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Willi Boskovsky   Conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
April Cantelo   Soprano (Vocal)
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Erich Gruenberg   Violin
Bernard Herrmann   Conductor
Christopher Hogwood   Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Angeles Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Alan Loveday   Violin
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Raymond Agoult   Conductor
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Joseph Cooper   Piano
Alicia de Larrocha   Piano
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
London Festival Orchestra and Chorus   Performing Ensemble
Radu Lupu   Piano
Phillip Moll   Piano
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Marisa Robles   Piano,Harp
Josef Sakonov   Violin
Ileana Vered   Piano
Georg Solti   Conductor
Charles Dutoit   Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Leopold Stokowski   Conductor
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt   Conductor
Alan Feinberg   Piano
Lukas Hagen   Violin
Veronika Hagen   Viola
István Kertész   Conductor
Helen Watts   Contralto (Vocal)
Henry Lewis   Conductor
Ernest Ansermet   Conductor
New Symphony Orchestra of London   Performing Ensemble
Lucia Popp   Soprano (Vocal)
Eduardo Fernandez   Guitar
Vladimir Ashkenazy   Piano
Vienna State Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal   Performing Ensemble
Elgar Howarth   Conductor
Brigitte Fassbaender   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande   Performing Ensemble
András Schiff   Piano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Timothy Hutchins   Flute
Pascal Rogé   Piano
Walter Weller   Conductor
Lorin Maazel   Conductor
Vienna State Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
William Bennett   Flute
Pro Arte de Lausanne et du Brassus   Choir, Chorus
Varda Nishry   Piano
Huguette Tourangeau   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Jorge Bolet   Piano
Francisco Garbarro   Cello
Kyung-Wha Chung   Violin
Clemens Hagen   Cello
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos   Conductor
Mincho Minchev   Violin
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Choeurs de la Suisse Romande   Choir, Chorus
Alois Posch   Double Bass
Jeffrey Tate   Conductor
David Gray   Horn

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer

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