Music for Book Lovers
Music for Book Lovers

Music for Book Lovers

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Gentle music makes a perfect accompaniment to reading. This selection has been chosen with the reader in mind. Many of the tracks began life with a literary theme or program, taken from old legends, from Shakespeare's tales or from famous books. These works are interspersed with other evocative pieces which reflect a quiet mood or a scene from nature.

1 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) A Midsummer Night's Dream - Nocturne London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
2 Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Peer Gynt Suite - Solveig's Song London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
3 Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Romeo and Juliet - Scherzo New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alexander Titov
4 Easthope Martin (1882-1925) Evensong Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra
5 Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Rosamunde - Entr'acte No.3 London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
6 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No.2 (Hymn of Praise) - Adagio religioso London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
7 Hector Berlioz Faust - Menuet of wandering lights Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vahtang Kakhidze
8 Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Harmonies du soir in D flat Josef Bulva, piano
9 Ronald Hanmer (1917-1994) Pastorale Sidney Torch and the New Century Orchestra
10 Edward Macdowell (1860-1908) To a wild rose Martin Souter, piano
11 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Eugene Onegin - Introduction Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vahtang Kakhidze
12 Eric Coates (1922-1997) By the sleepy lagoon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Coates

2008 Classical Communications Ltd
Cover image: Hobbies Bookshelf from the Bodleian Library c Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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