The Most Relaxing Classical Music in The Universe, the 1st 2-CD set in the & Most Relaxing, series features some of the most well known classical pieces of all time, including Canon in D, Clair De Lune, Fur Elise, Ave Marie, Moonlight Sonata, Adagio for Strings, Greensleeves, and More! Perfect for the casual music listener, this collection features nearly 2 hours of music to study, read and relax at home with. Purchase a copy now and sooth your soul with the the Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe!
Yo-Yo Ma's first collaboration with acclaimed Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone. Features original cello & orchestra arrangements by Morricone of his most popular themes: "The Mission," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Cinema Paradiso" and others. Ennio Morricone is well-known to moviegoers. His soundtracks for The Mission, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America, Cinema Paradiso, and others are invariably warmly melodic and superbly suited to the films they grace. They not only add atmosphere; they help tell the story. For this CD Morricone has created new orchestrations for many of his scores, adding a solo cello part for the indefatigable Yo-Yo Ma, whose musical curiosity seems to be endless. Outside the films, these pieces tend to be lovely melodies, mostly pretty sentimental stuff, and, in the best way, gorgeous aural wallpaper. The most moving are the two selections from The Mission, but fans of Morricone's music will find plenty to enjoy here. Ma's playing, as always, is exquisite---warm, deeply felt (given the circumstances), and entirely idiomatic within the context. Perhaps not quite for the classical music lover, but an affectionate reworking of music by an important film composer. --Robert Levine
In 2009 the esteemed London Philharmonic Orchestra entered Abbey Road studios to record a legendary session. Led by conductor David Parry, the LPO performed 50 pieces selected from every classical era & every thinkable composer. The result is a stunning collection of symphonies, fugues, operatic pieces & overtures, all put together into an organic compilation. This compilation can be enjoyed by both the curious beginner & classical aficionado.
Hey Tenor fans!This is the deluxe 17 song edition of The Tenors new recording, Under One Sky which will be featured this June as an all-new special airing throughout the month on PBS. This deluxe edition offers four more songs than the standard CD.Under One Sky is the latest recording from The Tenors. The New CD contains a selection of original songs alongside new interpretations of familiar favorites. The new recording also features Lindsey Stirling and Kelly Levesque! Highlighting their signature blend of classical and contemporary pop, the record includes the popular hits, Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton), Lean On Me (Bill Withers) and Who Wants To Live Forever (Queen) as well as the soaring original title track, Under One Sky and the inspirational New Days Begun.The foursome dedicates the classic Joe Cocker track, You Are So Beautiful to their mothers and all mothers around the world, while My Fathers Son, pays universal homage to dads.
Sarah Brightman Photos Â Â Â Â Â Â More from Sarah Brightman Time to Say Goodbye Diva: The Singles Collection Eden Diva: The Video Collection Live from Las Vegas La Luna (Live in Concert) Have some friends who still haven't discovered what the Sarah Brightman fuss is all about? You'll find the perfect introduction to make converts of them all in Classics, so they'll have no more excuses to remain clueless. Sporting a Botticelli-inspired image of the platinum-selling soprano on the cover, Classics is a classy anthology including highlights from three of Brightman's chart-topping releases along with seven new tracks. Songs personally selected by the diva as her favorite classical interpretations are culled from her previous blockbusters: Time To Say Goodbye, Eden, and La Luna. And whether you're a fan already in the fold or one in the making, the new material here shows the diva at the top of her form, in new renderings of "O Mio Babbino Caro" and "Nessun Dorma" (accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic)--fascinating displays of the operatic confidence she's developed over her career. Other new offerings include a touching version of Schubert's "Ave Maria,' "Winter Light," a fresh take on her signature song "Pie Jesu" (from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem). "Alhambra" and "Dans La Nuit"--a real treat, bathing the listener in Brightman's silky, sensuous vocalism--add two original titles to her famous adaptations of classical melodies to new lyrics (using Chopin's haunting E major Etude in the latter case). All told, a lovely affirmation of the directions Brightman has boldly taken in her career to date. -Sarah Chin
Long regarded as the quintessential interpretation of the most popular and best-loved symphony ever written, this performance of the Fifth has everything: passion, precision, drama, lyric beauty, and a coiled fury in the first movement that sets your pulse racing from the very first note. Carlos Kleiber has made very few recordings in his distinguished career, but almost all are special. If you own no other copy of this symphony, this is the one to get. It comes with an exceptional performance of the Seventh--not quite as gripping as the Fifth, but definitely one of the great ones. There is classical music, and there are classic recordings of classical music. This one's a classic. Long regarded as the quintessential interpretation of the most popular and best-loved symphony ever written, this performance of the Fifth has everything: passion, precision, drama, lyric beauty, and a coiled fury in the first movement that sets your pulse racing from the very first note. Carlos Kleiber has made very few recordings in his distinguished career, but almost all are special. If you own no other copy of this symphony, this is the one to get. It comes with an exceptional performance of the Seventh--not quite as gripping as the Fifth, but definitely one of the great ones. There is classical music, and there are classic recordings of classical music. This one's a classic. -- David Hurwitz
Manufacturer: Sony Masterworks
Last November, after a stunning audition for Holland s Got Talent, Amira's performance of "O Mio Babbino Caro" went viral, touching millions of people worldwide. Even Simon Cowell tweeted that Amira is a "total star." She went on to win the talent contest and is now set to release her debut album, Amira. Originally from the Netherlands, Amira, who is only ten years old, taught herself to sing opera by watching videos on YouTube and imitating the "big voices" she saw on her computer. After convincing her parents to audition for Holland's Got Talent, the adventure began and shows no signs of stopping. Amira's debut album is a collection of big opera classics, featuring "Nessun Dorma," Ave Maria," "Nella Fantasia" and, of course, "O Mio Babbino Caro."
The wait is over! Nick and Thomas cherry-picked the musicians who perform on this album. Keeping up with the tradition of Two Steps from Hell, there's great emphasis on power and memorable melodies, supported by a large orchestra and choirs. If you liked Invincible and Archangel, you will enjoy SkyWorld.