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Relax with the perfect St. Valentine's gift, from us
This St. Valentine’s Day, do
something different. A
card is soon
thrown into the rubbish and flowers quickly die. Give
the one you fancy a bit of timeless romance, music
through the ages.
Maybe you need a gift
perhaps, you have way too much to handle besides another silly holiday
you really need is a moment to relax and enjoy some soothing
This year, everyone wins!
not, everyone can use a respite from deadlines, cell phones, PDA-alarms
traffic jams. Several studies throughout the world suggest that
may be the answer to these modern-day stress triggers. Dr. Charles
Kimble from Dayton University
has discovered that people
can change a bad mood to a good mood simply by listening to classical
music. Research also suggests that
classical music reduces stress, anxiety, tension and even high blood
The positive benefits continue with clinical
findings that point to not only a boost in intelligence but also
endorphin levels and an overall feeling of relaxation.
Naxos Chill With …
combines world-class musicians and some of classical music’s most
composers. Each CD entices the listener
to kickback, relax, and just chill out. These
extraordinary compilations not only make the
classics accessible, they
also lend a calming pace to any mood.
Looking for the prelude to an intimate
gathering or a candlelit dinner a deux? Think
Chill With Mozart. A
delightful mix of lilting woodwinds and
soaring vocals, the carefully selected works lend an air of serenity
to any get-together. Balance
Magazine raves about the disc, “Chill with Mozart on the Naxos
label has a great collection of tracks. The very first made me slump
the settee, put my feet up and listen. There’s a choice of piano,
plus the Benedictus from his Requiem.
All in all a great CD to have to
when you really want to chill out.”
other offerings; Chill With Rachmaninov
is a quiet night at home or a secluded getaway. Surrender to classic
as you let the sublime rhapsodies and sonatas whisk away stress. You’ll delight in recognisable pieces as well
as discover little-known gems in this warm assemblage. The dreamy
sounds of Chill With Satie blends harp, guitar and
piano into a luxurious soundscape worthy of the tranquil dawn or a
evening stroll. His Trois Gymnopedies
are sure to become favourites to new listeners.
Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Handel,
Bach, Chopin, Vivaldi, and Adagio Chillout complete the series with
more beautiful and transcendent themes from the great
composers.* Whichever collection you choose,
each is sure to transport you to a realm of relaxation.
*Some titles not available in
the United States.