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mahlertitan

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Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:24:15 PM »
The first movement of Beethoven's "Spring" Violin Sonata, it's fast and aggressive, but also surprisingly relaxing.

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 05:29:00 PM »
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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 05:30:24 PM »
Ligeti's Lontano.

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 06:09:08 PM »
The 2nd movement of Mozart's 21st piano concerto.

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 09:03:51 PM »
Shostakovich's 2nd piano concerto - 2nd movement

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 02:21:50 AM »
The most relaxing work I can remember is "Sur l'étang", from the Suite Languedoc, composed by the French composer Séverac.
So relaxing that I almost slept hearing it, played by Ciccolini.

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 03:14:52 AM »
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / The Lark Ascending

Ravel: Second Movement of his Piano Concerto in G

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 03:27:41 AM »
That metronome movement in Beethoven's 8th symphony makes me grin and relax. Norrington is good there.
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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 03:34:48 AM »
The first movement of Beethoven's "Spring" Violin Sonata, it's fast and aggressive

Never sounded aggressive to me . Quite the contrary, I would say. :)
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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007, 03:38:33 AM »
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2007, 03:41:03 AM »
It is an adagio, but Feldman's Palais de Mari seems to fit ideally in this category.

(A lot of his music doesn't, being surprisingly tense despite the slow tempi and low dynamic levels.)
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Re: Really Relaxing music (not neccessarily slow adagios)
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2007, 04:35:33 AM »
The andantino from Brahms's Clarinet Quintet