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Naxos’ Easy-Listening Piano Classics presents a delightful range of music from Baroque masterpieces to beautiful works of the Classic and Romantic eras, as well as Impressionist classics, specially selected for discerning listeners to enjoy at home or work, while relaxing, entertaining or travelling. Featuring some of the finest pianists from Naxos’s extensive roster, these 2-CD albums are both an excellent introduction to the piano repertoire and delightful listening for the connoisseur.
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NAXOS EASY-LISTENING PIANO CLASSICS VOLUMES 1 TO 6


BEETHOVEN
Jandó, Szokolay
8.578073-74

CD 1: Rondo in G major op 51 no 2, 7 Ländler WoO 11, Pathétique Sonata – II Adagio cantabile, Minuet in C major, 2 Bagatelles, Für Elise, Piano Sonata no 20, Bagatelles op 33 nos 1, 3, 4 & 6, ‘Moonlight’ Sonata – I Adagio sostenuto & II Allegretto, Bagatelles op 119 nos 1-3, 6 Ecossaises WoO 83, Minuet in E fl at major WoO 82, Rondo in C major WoO 48, Piano Sonata no 1 – II Adagio, Bagatelles op 119 nos 4 & 9, Bagatelle op 126 no 5
CD 1 playing time 74 minutes

CD 2: Piano Sonata no 25 – II Andante, Piano Sonata no 9 – II Allegretto, Piano Sonata no 33 ‘Kurfürstensonate’, Piano Sonatina Anh 5 No 1, Piano Sonata no 11 – II Adagio con molta espressione, Piano Sonata no 10 – II Andante, Piano Sonata no 17 ‘Tempest’ – II Adagio, 6 Variations on ‘Nel cor più non mi sento’ from Paisiello’s La Molinara WoO 70, Piano Sonata no 15 ‘Pastoral’
CD 2 playing time 69 minutes

Total playing time 2 hours and 23 minutes
BRAHMS
Biret, Köhn, Matthies
8.578075-76

CD 1: Intermezzi op 117 nos 1 & 2, Hungarian Dances nos 3 & 5, Piano Piece op 118 no 2, Hungarian Dance no 6, Waltzes op 39 nos 6, 8, 9 & 10, Piano Piece op 118 no 5, Piano Pieces op 76 nos 2 & 3, Waltzes op 39 nos 1, 2, 3 & 5, Fantasies op 116 nos 2 & 4, Waltzes op 39 nos 11, 12, 15 & 16
CD 1 playing time 59 minutes

CD 2: Piano Pieces op 119 nos 1-3, Liebeslieder Waltzes op 52a nos 1, 4, 5, 6 & 8, Piano Pieces op 76 nos 6 & 7, Liebeslieder Waltzes op 52a nos 10, 13, 14, 15 & 17, Fantasies op 116 nos 5 & 6, Variations on a Theme by Haydn op 56b ‘St Anthony Variations’ (excerpts), Piano Sonata no 3 – II Andante espressivo
CD 2 playing time 58 minutes

Total playing time 1 hour and 57 minutes
DEBUSSY, RAVEL
Thiollier, Yin
8.578077-78

CD 1: DEBUSSY Arabesque no 1, Préludes Book II – 5 Bruyères, No 8 Ondine, Préludes Book I – No 8 La fi lle aux cheveux de lin, No 12 Minstrels, Suite Bergamasque – III Clair de lune, IV Passepied, Rêverie, Estampes – No 1 Pagodes, No 2 La soirée dans Grenade, Children’s Corner – No 2 Jimbo’s Lullaby, No 5 The Little Shepherd, No 6 Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk, Épigraphes Antiques – No 1 Pour invoquer Pan, No 4 Pour la danseuse aux crotales, Préludes Book I – No 1 Danseuses de Delphes, No 2 Voiles
CD 1 playing time 64 minutes

CD 2: DEBUSSY Page d’album, Images Book I – No 1 Refl ets dans l’eau, No 2 Hommage à Rameau, La plus que lente RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte, Le Tombeau de Couperin – V Menuet, Sonatine – I Modéré, À la manière de Chabrier, À la manière de Borodine, Menuet antique, Jeux d’eau, Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, Prélude, Sonatine – II Mouvement de Menuet, Tombeau de Couperin – III Forlane, Miroirs – V La vallée des cloches
CD 2 playing time 62 minutes

Total playing time 2 hours and 6 minutes
MENDELSSOHN, FIELD
Nagy, Frith
8.578079-80

CD 1: MENDELSSOHN Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words) nos 30, 25, 45, 37 & 47 FIELD Nocturne no 12 MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words nos 9, 32 & 40 FIELD Nocturne no 11 MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words nos 36, 16 & 31 FIELD Nocturne no 3 MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words nos 19 & 7, Preludes and Fugues op 35 – Preludes nos 2 & 4, Christmas Pieces nos 1-4, Barcarolle in A major
CD 1 playing time 64 minutes

CD 2: FIELD Nocturne no 4 MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words nos 1, 23, 4 & 6 FIELD Nocturnes nos 5 & 6 MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words nos 46, 13 & 42, Piano Sonata no 1 – I Allegretto con espressione FIELD Nocturnes nos 8 & 9 MENDELSSOHN Fantasy/Caprice op 16 no 3, Piano Piece WoO 19 no 1 FIELD Nocturne no 1, MENDELSSOHN Song without Words no 34 FIELD Nocturne no 18 ‘Midi’
CD 2 playing time 64 minutes

Total playing time 2 hours and 8 minutes
ROMANTIC EXPRESSIONS - ELGAR, SIBELIUS, GRANADOS, RACHMANINOV, HUMMEL, RUBINSTEIN, CUI
Wass, Gimse, Lauriala, Riva, Nagy, Inui, Banowetz, Biegel
8.578081-82

CD 1: ELGAR Sonatina in G major, Enfants d’un Rêve (Dream Children) op 43 SIBELIUS 13 Pieces op 76, Impromptu op 5 no 6, 5 Pieces for Piano op 85 ‘Flowers’, Characteristic Impression no 3 GRANADOS Valses sentimentales nos 2, 6 & 7, Estudio expresivo no 4 Pastoral, Bocetos no 2 El hada y el niño, Exquise...! Vals tzigane, Minuetto
CD1 playing time 62 minutes

CD 2: RACHMANINOV Vocalise op 34 no 14 HUMMEL Bagatelle op 107 no 3 ‘La contemplazione’ ELGAR May Song RUBINSTEIN Soirée Musicale op 109 no 3 Nocturne GRANADOS Escenas románticas SIBELIUS Bagatelles op 34 nos 1, 2, 4 & 5 CUI Preludes nos 16 & 17 GRANADOS Poetic Waltzes – Brilliant & Butterfl y Waltzes, Apparition ELGAR Piece op 4 no 1 Idylle, Carissima, Douce pensée ‘Rosemary’
CD 2 playing time 65 minutes

Total playing time 2 hours and 7 minutes
SCHUMANN
Glemser, Rico Gulda, Paul Gulda, Frith, Szokolay, Várjon, Jandó, Fukuma
8.578083-84

CD 1: Arabeske in C major op 18, Album für die Jugend op 68 nos 1-5, Fantasiestück op 12 no 1 Des Abends, Waldszenen op 82 (excerpts), Album für die Jugend op 68 nos 6, 8, 10, 14 & 15, Romanze op 28 no 2 Einfach, Kinderszenen op 15 nos 1, 2, 4 & 5, Fantasie op 17 – III Langsam getragen, Album für die Jugend op 68 nos 24, 26, 28, 30 & 35, Piano Sonata no 1 op 11 – II Aria
CD 1 playing time 65 minutes

CD 2: Carnaval op 9 (excerpts), Album für die Jugend op 68 nos 20-22, Kinderszenen op 15 nos 7, 8, 10 & 12, Piano Sonata no 2 op 22 – II Andantino, Davidsbündlertänze op 6 (excerpts), Bunte Blätter op 99, Stücklein no 1, Albumblatt no 3, Symphonic Etudes op 13 (excerpts), Fantasiestück op 12 no 3 Warum?, Abegg Variations op 1
CD 2 playing time 63 minutes

Total playing time 2 hours and 8 minutes


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