Swoon: Music that Makes Your World Stand Still | ABC Classics ABC4812421

Swoon: Music that Makes Your World Stand Still


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Label: ABC Classics

Cat No: ABC4812421

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 20th May 2016



Swoon - music that makes the world stand still - the most beautiful classical music ever written.

What's the music that makes you swoon? The sounds that make your world stand still? For 20 years, ABC Classic FM's Breakfast show has featured a daily 'Swoon', and each morning listeners across the country look forward to this 'little parcel of rapture' - a chance to shut out the noise and busyness of everyday life and drink in the loveliness of pure music. Over the past two decades, the Swoon phenomenon has touched the lives of millions of Australians with moments of musical bliss.

Put the magic of Swoon at the heart of The Classic 100, (Australian) Classic FM's eagerly awaited annual survey of listener favourites, and you have the best of the best: Australia's top moments of musical heaven.

The box set of the complete top 100 pieces was Australia's highest-selling classical album of 2015. Now ABC Classics present the distilled version, featuring the complete top 10 Swoons (CD1) plus a disc of highlights: 13 sublime tracks specially selected from across the full Swoon spectrum.


Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto: Adagio
Barber - Adagio for strings
Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
Allegri - Miserere
Massenet - Méditation, from Thaïs
Elgar - ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe, from The Mission
Fauré - Requiem: Pie Jesu
Albinoni/Giazotto - Adagio in G minor (excerpt)

Mahler - Symphony No.5: Adagietto
Mozart - Ave, Verum Corpus
R. Strauss - Im Abendrot (In Sunset’s Glow), from Four Last Songs
J.S. Bach - Mache dich, mein Herze, rein, from St Matthew Passion
Handel - Pifa (Pastoral Symphony), from Messiah
Tallis - Spem in alium
Beethoven - ‘Moonlight’ Sonata: Adagio sostenuto
Debussy - Prélude à ‘L’après-midi d’un Faune’
Rachmaninov - Glory to God in the Highest, from the All-Night Vigil
J.S. Bach arr. Hess - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Ravel - Pavane for a Dead Princess
Albinoni - Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio
J.S. Bach - Air (‘Air on the G String’), from Orchestral Suite No.3

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