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Night Tracks
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Wojciech Kilar, Giuseppe Verdi
Night Tracks
Genres: Special Interest, Soundtracks, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

This disc must be intended for insomniacs; it has that three-in-the-morning feel. The single movements featured are for the most part well performed. And some are decidedly off the beaten track, like Wojciech Kilar's Dea...  more »

      
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This disc must be intended for insomniacs; it has that three-in-the-morning feel. The single movements featured are for the most part well performed. And some are decidedly off the beaten track, like Wojciech Kilar's Death and the Maiden (no relation to Schubert's) from the soundtrack to the movie, Paulina's Secret. And we also get English horn player Thomas Stacy doing the solo from the slow movement of Dvorák's New World Symphony with the New York Philharmonic. Also, there is violinist Tasmin Little and the BBC Symphony in a beautiful, dewy performance of The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. -- Gwendolyn Freed

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Excellent!
09/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge fan of classical music, and when I was looking for a CD of gentle, relaxing pieces without the sugar-sweetness of Grieg's "Morning", I found Night Tracks. The compilations on this CD are very slow, moody, and dark. Perfect for falling asleep to or just curling up with a good book on a rainy day! One thing to note: I like the idea of having an "intro" to the CD. The first song ("A London Symphony") is only a 30 second excerpt, but it is very slow and sleep-inducing, which perfectly leads you into the beautiful "Death and the Maiden" and other songs. The Amazon.com review summed it up the best - it does have "that three-in-the-morning-feel", and it's all the better because of that."
The CD I've been looking for!
Audrey H | New York | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like every single track on this CD. It's perfect for a quiet night of relaxing, or for a Sunday morning over coffee and the New York Times. It even relaxes my dog! I don't recommend it though if you're driving or operating heavy equipment. ;)"
Not your ordinary tonal bubble bath ...
M. Scovell | Milwaukee, WI United States | 10/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I love this recording for its thought-provoking selections. I wouldn't suggest reading while you listen, you'll get too distracted. Maybe a long soak in the bath and a nice glass of wine. It's great for thinking things over. If I have a criticism, it's the odd themes from Dvorak, Copland, Vaughn Williams and Verdi. Playing just a taste of a theme from something doesn't satisfy. But the Bach, Kilar, Espere and the rest are wonderful."