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The Ultimate Most Relaxing Music for Strings in the Universe ()

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composed by Anonymous, Antonio Vivaldi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Erik Satie, Federico Moreno Torroba, Felix Mendelssohn, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Joaquín Turina, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jules Massenet

The Ultimate Most Relaxing Music for Strings in the Universe may look like a double-disc collection of popular short pieces and excerpts from larger works for bowed strings, but a substantial portion of the program is actually filled with guitar music, a fact not suggested by the appearance of a violin on the cover. Listeners who expect mostly orchestral or chamber music for strings can find some here, but 10 of this twofer's 22 tracks are guitar music, which Denon has sufficiently covered in several of its compilations ...

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  1. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Romance, Andante
  2. Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4
  3. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64:
  4. Arada, for guitar
  5. Gymnopédie for piano No. 1
  6. Atom Hearts Club Duo, for 2 guitars, Op. 70a: Andante
  7. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: 2. Canzonetta: Andante
  8. Jeux Interdits ("Spanish Romance"), for guitar
  9. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: 2. Adagio
  10. Sonata for guitar in D minor, Op. 61: 2. Andante
  11. Adagio for violin & orchestra in E major, K. 261
  12. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  13. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
  14. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  15. Variations on "Marlborough S'en Va T'en Guerre" for guitar, Op. 28
  16. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements
  17. Nocturne for piano No. 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  18. Violin Concerto in D major (doubtful, "Concerto No. 7"), K(2) 271a (K. 271i): Andante
  19. Barden-klänge (30), for guitar, Op. 13: Liebeslied
  20. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major, RV 263a, Op. 9/4 ("La cetra" No. 4): Adagio
  21. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2. Adagio
  22. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
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The Ultimate Most Relaxing Music for Strings in the Universe
2007, Denon Records

UPC: 795041765529


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