Chillout!

So… I was thinking the other day. I’ve listened to a lot of good classical music lately (all on CD unfortunately, although we are going to see the University of Essex Choir tomorrow, well actually ‘today’ by the time this post gets published…)

Anyway. I got round to thinking about some of these classical chillout compilations, and I began wondering what pieces I would put on one if I were to make my own. I’ve had a few ideas, but I thought it might be a good idea to throw open the floor and see if my loyal blog readers had any ideas as well 🙂 Maybe we could make a collaborative classical chillout compilation…

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… I’ll start by giving some of my own ideas. Bear in mind that as I am more of a pianist than any other “-ist” (or something, musically speaking), this list will probably reflect that. So, sorry about the number of piano concertos appearing in this list – there are just so many good ones! Right, in no particular order:

  • Grieg – Piano Concerto, Second Movement
  • Shostakovich – Piano Concerto no. 2 – Second Movement
  • Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) – Benedictus
  • Karl Jenkins – Requiem – Introit
  • Chopin – Piano Concerto no. 1 – Second Movement
  • Beethoven – “Pathetique” Sonata – Second Movement
  • Chopin – Prelude in Db Major
  • Debussy – Clair de Lune
  • Erik Satie – Pretty much anything! (the orchestral version of Gymnopedie no 1 is lovely)
  • Henryk Gorecki – Symphony of Sorrowful Songs – Second Movement (very sad and moving, but very beautiful)
  • Albinoni – Adagio in G Minor

Those are but suggestions, of course; the list will obviously have to be vastly reduced (or perhaps a number of CDs greater than one could be produced). (I just realised I wrote that in a rather “Yoda” kind of style, and apologise for this, I do, yeeess).

Over to you. Any ideas?

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