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- Satie – Gymnopédie No.1
- Holst – Venus The Bringer of Peace
- Chopin – Nocturne No.2, Op.9
- Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major
- Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
- Bill Evans – Peace Piece
- Massenet – Meditation
- Debussy – Rêverie
- Mozart – Concerto For Flute and Harp
Luscious chords, slow tempi and gorgeous, drifting mood, the Gymnopédies by French composer Erik Satiehave become synonymous with relaxation and peaceful times. The first of the set is perhaps the most famous of the collection, and it really invites you to close your eyes and float away for the night.
After being introduced to astrology in 1913, Gustav Holstwas inspired to pen a suite based on the planets of the solar system and their corresponding Roman deities. And it’s an absolute masterpiece of 20th-century orchestral music. The second movement, 'Venus', is a beautiful yet mystic homage to the Goddess of love, beauty, desire and prosperity. ...
Frédéric Chopinis undoubtedly one of the masters of the Romantic era, writing an abundance of beautiful, relaxing works for piano. This stunning nocturne was written when he was just 20 years old and overflows with delicate beauty, perfect for a relaxing late night. This is one to dive into with that late-night chamomile tea.
Though at first this may sound like a solo piano piece, eventually the beautiful entry of a flute confirms the presence of the orchestra to accompany the exquisite piano melody with curiously gorgeous harmonies. This waltz is pleasantly serene and its idyllic tone is the perfect recipe for a night of slumber.
The quiet masterpiece that is the first movement of this famous piano sonata by Beethovenis completely ideal for drifting off. The gentle arpeggiated figures in the right hand accompanied by sustained notes in the left create alluring harmonies, which perfectly set this nocturnal mood. Listen and drift away...
Bill Evans is one of the greatest jazz pianists to have ever lived, renowned for his innovative, almost impressionistic harmonies and the evocative beauty of his pieces. 'Peace Piece' comes from his celebrated 1958 album Everybody Digs Bill Evansand has an almost meditative quality to it, due to the repeated figure in the left hand. Whilst some dis...
This romantic, reflective intermezzo comes from the second act of the opera Thaïsby Jules Massenet (composed in 1894) when the previously hedonistic courtesan Thaïs decides to follow a life of piety. The soft piano broken chords perfectly accompany the flowing violin melody, the epitome of beauty in this piece. While Massenet does feature some more...
This short solo piano piece is perfectly suited to falling asleep, as its French name literally means ‘dream’. Composed quite early in Claude Debussy’s career, this gently meditative piece with its beautifully poised harmonies shows the early signs of what would become Debussy’s signature sound.
Although the combination of flute and harp in a concerto may seem unusual, the mastery of Mozartreally shows in his masterpiece. The calming tempo is instantly relaxing, and the beautiful airiness of the flute combined with the grace of the harp is so delicately exquisite, you will fall asleep in the calmest way possible. That's your classical need...
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- Consolation in D Flat Major (No.3; S.172) by Franz Liszt. In spite of Liszt’s formidable reputation as a travelling virtuoso and composer whose compositions verge on the unplayable by mere mortals, this series of six pieces comes as a great contrast.
- Song for Sienna by Brian Crain. Moving forward from Liszt into the more contemporary world of into what can broadly be considered Classical music, the Song For Sienna is a calming, reflective piece that may well evoke a relaxed mood.
- Wiegenlied (op.49:no.4) by Johannes Brahms. (Click to play – the video is working) This piano piece is perhaps more commonly referred to as Braham’s lullaby.
- The Adagio from the Clarinet Concerto in A Major; (K. 622) by WA Mozart. One of the final works that Mozart completed before his early death was this clarinet concerto written for his friend and clarinettist, Anton Stadler.
Apr 10, 2006 · Last Updated: 2017-06-27 1. String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 - Ludwig van Beethoven 2. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, D 956 - Franz Schubert 3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 - Johannes Brahms 5.
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