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101 Relaxing Classics

Over six hours of gentle, calming classical music to help you unwind and de-stress. 
 
‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,’ said the German poet Berthold Auerbach. And science has shown he was right: music helps us to recharge, physically as well as emotionally. It can lower our blood pressure, calm a racing heart rate, boost our immune systems, clarify our thoughts, and help us sleep. Music can, quite literally, heal us, body and mind. 
 
Whether you're racing to beat a deadline, tired of the constant pressures of modern living, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book, this beautiful 5CD album will help you to relax, and breathe again. 
 
Let yourself float away in the company of the great composers: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams and much, much more.
 

TRACKLISTING


CD1

1    BACH Concerto for two violins: Largo ma non tanto

2    MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4: Romanza

3    DVOŘÁK New World Symphony: Largo

4    SCHUMANN Evening Song

5    TOURNIER Autumn Promenade

6    BEETHOVEN Cavatina

7    DELIBES Coppélia: Night

8    TRAD An Eriskay Love Lilt

9    WILDEREffie Sings a Lullaby

10 MONTES Preludio de Adios

11 FALLA Nana

12 O’BOYLE Sheep Are Soft and Curly

13 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance

14 ADAM Giselle: Myrtha’s Entrance

15  BACH Actus Tragicus: Sonatina

16  TRAD Rock-a-Bye Baby

17  EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds: Andante

18  JENKINS Fantasia

19  RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte

20  TRAD Skye Boat Song

CD2

1    MASSENET Méditation

2    HORNER A Gift of a Thistle

3    BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: Adagio ma non tanto

4    DEBUSSY Clair de lune

5    ELGAR Nimrod

6    MASSENET Last Sleep of the Virgin

7    BACH Violin Sonata No. 1: Andante

8    BRITTEN Corpus Christi Carol

9    RODRIGO Concierto madrigal: Pastoral

10  PACHELBEL Canon

11  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk-Song Study No. 4

12  PURCELL The Fairy Queen: Act IV Largo

13  BERNIER Le Caffé: Prélude

14  KOCH Reverie

15 BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

16  ADAM Giselle: Peasant Pas de deux

17 VIVALDI Concerto for two mandolins: Andante

18 O’BOYLE The Night Gently Waits

19 HUMPERDINCK Evening Prayer

20 DOWLAND A Galliard to Lachrimae

21 HANDEL Largo

CD3

1    BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air

2    COOMAN Island Gloaming

3    JOHNSON Full Fathom Five

4    KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying

5    SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1

6    GEMINIANI Concerto IV: I. Andante

7    FARRELLY Isle of Innisfree

8    RESPIGHI Italiana

9    BACH Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio

10 DELIUS Serenade

11 LISZT Consolation No. 3

12 ELGAR Dream Children: Allegretto piacevole

13 VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major: Andante

14 HANDEL Messiah: Pifa

15 MOZARTAdagio for Glass Harmonica

16 O’BOYLE Sunrise on the Coast

17 COPLAND Corral Nocturne

18 BACH Prelude in C major

19 FAURÉ Sicilienne

20 BEETHOVEN Emperor Concerto: Adagio un poco moto

CD4

1    GRIEG Morning Mood

2    GRIEG Last Spring

3    TELEMANN Flute and Violin Concerto: Adagio

4    CLÉRISSE Cradle Song

5    HAYDN Cello Concerto: Adagio

6    BOCCHERINI Minuet

7    PURCELL Fairest Isle

8    BACH Cello Suite No. 1: Menuets

9    ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio

10 BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major

11 TRADITIONAL Irish Tune from County Derry

12 VINE Love Me Sweet

13 MOZART Divertimento in D major: Andante

14 HAYDN Nocturne No. 3: Andante

15 BACH Arioso

16 BLAKE Berceuse

17 FAURÉ Pavane

18 BIZET L’Arlesienne: Adagietto

19 RAVEL Sleeping Beauty Pavane

20 MASCAGNI Intermezzo

CD5

1    SAINT-SAËNS The Swan

2    VIVALDI The Goldfinch: Larghetto cantabile

3    KATS-CHERNIN The Rain Puzzle

4    PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel

5    SCHUMANN Träumerei

6    BRUCH Nocturne

7    BRAHMS Es steht ein Lind

8    DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

9    KELLY Idyl

10 BEETHOVEN Gassenhauer Trio: Adagio

11 BACH Concerto for Violin & Oboe: Adagio

12 CAMPION Oft Have I Sighed for Him

13 SHOSTAKOVICH Dances of the Dolls: Romance

14 MOZART Clarinet Quintet: Larghetto

15 RUTTER Close Thine Eyes

16 BEETHOVEN Pathétique Sonata: Adagio cantabile

17 VIVALDI Recorder Concerto in C major: Largo

18 MASCITTI Violin Sonata in F major: Adagio

19 KELLY Monograph No. 5

20 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending: excerpt

 
Release
Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.