July 2002 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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Chill unwind to 2 Hours of tranquil classics  
  ERATO 9548 34549-2 2 CDs   [154:55]



This is another one of those compilations the major record companies regularly trot out comprising excerpts short pieces or movements from suites, serenades or concertos etc clipped from CDs in their catalogues. This one features artists from Erato one of the Warner Classics companies. If you can get past the banal cover artwork showing a close-up of a plastic bottle of Evian(?) water all a-bubble, you will discover that this one is just that bit more interesting than most for there are a number of unfamiliar yet attractive items in this collection of quieter, more relaxed music, including Sibelius's elegiac Andante Festivo, Villa Lobos's catchy Choros No. 1 and Madetoja's evocative, spacious Open Plain from The Ostrobothnians You might recall one or two items being used as source music. A glance down the following list should decide your level of interest.

Be warned there are no notes only a pullout listing these items and pictures of a few record covers.


  • Sibelius Andante Festivo
  • Villa-Lobos - Choros No. 1
  • Bach Piano Concerto in A major, Larghetto
  • Madetoja The Ostrobothnians
  • Järnefelt Berceuse
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, Romance
  • Grieg - Morning (from Peer Gynt)
  • Spiritus Domini Gregorian Chant
  • Bach Piano Concerto in F minor (Largo)
  • Handel Largo (from Xerxes)
  • Sanz Marizapalos (Chansons Populaires)
  • Raitio - Elegy
  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 19 (Allegretto)
  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor (Andante)
  • Edo Lullaby


  • Massenet - Scènes Alsaciennes (Sous les Tilleuls)
  • Vivaldi Concerto 'L'Amoroso' (Cantabile)
  • Delius Summer Night on the River
  • Anon Greensleeves
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 (Larghetto)
  • Mozart Concerto for Clarinet in A major (Adagio)
  • Debussy Trio No. 1 in G (Andante espressivo)
  • Dvorak Serenade in E major (Moderato)
  • Stamitz Concerto for Flute (Andante non troppo moderato)
  • Bach Suite No. 3 in D major (Air)
  • Beethoven Für Elise
  • Telemann Concerto in G major for trumpet and strings (Andante)
  • Dvorak Serenade in E major (Larghetto)
  • Elgar Serenade for String Orchestra (Larghetto)
  • Padmasambhava Tschedu Sadhana - Invocation

Ian Lace

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