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Rhapsody ()

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Lest anyone mistake this disc for a collection of rhapsodies in the strictest sense (i.e., the form used by Liszt, Enesco, and Bartók) it is important to point out that it is instead a compilation of music for relaxation. Formerly issued as Night Music 17, this selection of pretty pieces from the Naxos catalog is more varied than similar mood albums from the major labels, and it offers a sampling of works seldom heard on other "chill-out" collections. The program is full of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic slow movements, ...

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  1. Cassation for orchestra in G major, K. 63: Adagio
  2. Mazurka for piano No. 36 in A minor, Op. 59/1, CT. 86
  3. Symphony No. 53 in D major ("L'Impériale"/"Festino"), H. 1/53: Andante
  4. Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon & strings in F major, D. 803 (Op. posth. 166): Adagio
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 356, Op. 3/6 ("L'estro armonico" No. 6): Largo
  6. Sonata a quattro (String Symphony) No. 1 in G major: Andantino
  7. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18
  8. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  9. Concerto ŕ cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 9/11, T. 9/11: Adagio
  10. String Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20/5, H. 3/35: Adagio
  11. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6/6: Largo
  12. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard): Minuet
  13. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957: Ständchen
  14. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537: Larghetto
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Rhapsody
2001, Naxos

UPC: 730099661720

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