New CD of the Week | Relaxing Classics

Relaxing Classics brings together many of the most soothing works of classical music, most of which have been heard in major films.  The Baroque era is represented by familiar compositions like Albinoni's Adagio, Pachelbel's Canon in D and Bach's Air on the G string. Relaxing Classics also features a breadth of popular pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn, as well as the romantic composers like Rachmaninov, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. And how could you have an album titled Relaxing Classics without the sublime Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony, memorably used in the film Death in Venice?  The same can be said for the famous 'Meditation' from Massenet's opera Thaïs, or any number of other works that make this a stellar collection, assured to bring you peace and calm each time you hear it.