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Classics for Relaxation from Reader’s Digest

Relax and unwind with timeless classics

Over 150 Songs on 12 CDs

$29.99

Reader’s Digest presents the ultimate library of soothing classical favorites

The editors at Reader's Digest have compiled their favorite classical hits for a collection that is tranquil and calming. These arrangements are an easy background for meditation, yoga, a romantic evening.

Compelling songs by master composers, our collection will appeal to classical music aficionados and those looking for stress relief. It truly speaks to everyone in the universal voice of symphonic sounds - it's enchanting, elegant and beautiful. 

Featured Songs

  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample The Four Seasons - Largo Vivaldi 2:19 CD 1
Song Sample Minute Waltz Chopin 1:53 CD 6
Song Sample Für Elise Beethoven 3:07 CD 9
Song Sample Romeo And Juliette Tchaikovsky 3:11 CD 9
Song Sample Lullabye Brahms 2:25 CD 11
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CD 1
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Songs Of The Auvergne - Bailèro Canteloube 3:36
Song Sample Cavatina, “Theme From The Deer Hunter” Myers 4:47
Song Sample The Birds, P 154 - The Dove Respighi 4:42
Song Sample Requiem - Pie Jesu Webber 4:09
Song Sample Preludes, Book 1, L 117 - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair Debussy 2:51
Song Sample Ave Maria Bach 2:40
Song Sample Serenade Schubert 2:04
Song Sample Orchestral Suite #3 In D, BWV 1068 - Air “On The G String” Bach 4:02
Song Sample Gymnopedie No. 3 Satie 3:18
Song Sample Piano Concerto #1 In E Minor, Op. 11 - 2. Romance: Larghetto Chopin 10:03
Song Sample String Quartet In F, Op. 3/5 - Serenade Hoffstetter 2:39
Song Sample The Four Seasons - Largo Vivaldi 2:19
Song Sample Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 - To A Water Lily MacDowell 3:10
Song Sample 5 Novelettes, Op. 15 - 3. Interludio In Modo Antico Glazunov 5:05
Song Sample Spiegel Im Spiegel Pärt 7:47
CD 2
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Clarinet Concerto - Mvt. 1 Copland 6:39
Song Sample Piano Concerto #21 In C, K 467 - 2. Andante Mozart 6:34
Song Sample Women Of Ireland Traditional 4:32
Song Sample Martha - Last Rose Of Summer Flotow 3:46
Song Sample Harpsichord Suite #1 In B Flat, HWV 434 - Minuet Handel 3:10
Song Sample Meditation From “Thaïs” Massenet 5:08
Song Sample Ma Mère L’Oye Suite - Pavane For The Sleeping Beauty Ravel 1:49
Song Sample Violin Concerto In D, Op. 61 - 2. Larghetto Beethoven 8:36
Song Sample Piano Concerto #5 In E Flat, Op. 73, “Emperor” - 2. Adagio Un Poco Mosso Beethoven 7:33
Song Sample Werther - Clair Du Lune Massenet 3:29
Song Sample Rêverie, L 68 Debussy 3:19
Song Sample Orfeo Ed Euridice - Orpheus’s Lament Gluck 3:19
Song Sample Madama Butterfly - Humming Chorus Puccini 2:39
Song Sample The Lark Ascending Williams 15:25
CD 3
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Gianni Schicchi - O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini 2:41
Song Sample My Big Secret Nyman 3:12
Song Sample Clarinet Concerto In A, K 622 - 2. Adagio Mozart 7:18
Song Sample Concerto Grosso #4 In F, Op. 1/4 - Adagio Marcello 2:26
Song Sample Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte Ravel 6:26
Song Sample Piano Sonata #8 In C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique” - 2. Adagio Cantabile Beethoven 5:11
Song Sample Berceuse, Op. 79/6 Sibelius 3:22
Song Sample Serse, HWV 40 - Ombra Mai Fu, “Largo” Handel 3:49
Song Sample Studies In English Folksong - Lento, “She Borrowed Some Of Her Mother’s Gold” Williams 2:00
Song Sample Greensleeves Traditional 3:49
Song Sample Guitar Concerto In D - Largo Vivaldi 4:41
Song Sample Carnival Of The Animals - The Swan Saint-Saëns 2:49
Song Sample Merry Widow Waltz Lehár 3:24
Song Sample Les Contes D’Hoffmann - Barcarolle Offenbach 4:09
Song Sample Liebesträume, S 541 - #3 In A Flat Liszt 3:56
Song Sample Symphony #5 In C Sharp Minor - Adagietto Mahler 10:14
CD 4
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Suite Bergamasque, L 75 - Clair De Lune Debussy 4:36
Song Sample Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria Bach 5:01
Song Sample Fountains Of Rome, P 106 - Villa Medici Fountain At Sunset Respighi 5:45
Song Sample Piano Sonata #14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27/2, “Moonlight” - 1. Adagio Sostenuto Beethoven 6:07
Song Sample Phantasy Quintet - Alla Sarabanda: Lento Williams 3:02
Song Sample Piano Sonata #18 In D, K 576, “Hunt” - 2. Adagio Mozart 6:25
Song Sample Hänsel Und Gretel - Evening Prayer Humperdinck 2:56
Song Sample Beau Soir, L 6 Debussy 2:22
Song Sample Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo Mascagni 2:59
Song Sample Ancient Airs & Dances, Set 3, P 172 - Siciliana Respighi 4:34
Song Sample Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178, “From The New World” - 2. Largo Dvořák 3:41
Song Sample The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude #1 In C, BWV 846 Bach 2:46
Song Sample Serenade #13 In G, K 525, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” - 2. Romanze: Andante Mozart 4:35
Song Sample Piano Concerto #2 In F, Op. 102 - 2. Andante Shostakovich 7:14
Song Sample Adagio For Strings, Op. 11 Barber 7:26
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CD 5
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Candide - Overture Bernstein 4:22
Song Sample Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Williams 4:33
Song Sample Canon In D Pachelbel 2:55
Song Sample March of the Toreadors from Carmen Bizet 2:12
Song Sample Hoedown from Rodeo Copland 3:10
Song Sample Rhapsody in Blue (Jeffrey Siegel, piano) Gershwin 6:22
Song Sample Vocalise Rachmaninoff 4:24
Song Sample Can-Can (arranged by Leibowitz-McGuire) Offenbach 1:44
Song Sample Bolero Ravel 5:57
Song Sample William Tell Overture: Finale Rossini 3:26
Song Sample Overture (Excerpt) Tchaikovsky 3:13
Song Sample The Marriage of Figaro: Overture Mozart 4:25
Song Sample Academic Festival Overture Brahms 10:40
Song Sample Serenade #13 In G, K 525, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” - 2. Romanze: Andante Mozart 4:35
Song Sample Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman Offenbach 4:09
Song Sample Concerto for Guitar in D: Largo Vivaldi 4:39
CD 6
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Piano Concerto # 2 in C Minor (Excerpts) Rachmaninoff 13:27
Song Sample Piano Concerto #21 In C, K 467 - 2. Andante Mozart 6:34
Song Sample Piano Concerto in A Minor (Excerpt-1st Movement) Grieg 5:09
Song Sample Fantaisie Impromptu Chopin 5:15
Song Sample Etude in E Chopin 3:53
Song Sample Minute Waltz Chopin 1:53
Song Sample Nocturn in A Flat Chopin 4:03
Song Sample The Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky 21:39
Song Sample Appalachian Spring- Simple Gifts Copland 4:41
Song Sample Polovetsian Dances From Prince Igor Nocture Borodin 3:13
Song Sample Firebird Suite- Infernal Dance of King Kastchel Stravinsky 4:07
CD 7
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample O Fortuna from Carmina Burana Orff 2:39
Song Sample Oh, Lord Most Holy (Panis Angelicus) Franck 3:12
Song Sample Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin Wagner 4:31
Song Sample Coronation Mass in C Major:”Gloria” Mozart 4:21
Song Sample Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck 5:39
Song Sample By the Beautiful Blue Danube (The Blue Danube Waltz) Strauss 7:10
Song Sample Jesu, joy of man’s desiring Bach 3:51
Song Sample Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah Handel 2:22
Song Sample Piano Concerto #1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 Tchaikovsky 3:30
Song Sample None But The Lonely Heart Tchaikovsky 3:22
Song Sample Serenade for Strings:Waltz Tchaikovsky 3:45
Song Sample Andante Cantabile Tchaikovsky 4:19
Song Sample Sleeping Beauty - Waltz Tchaikovsky 4:06
Song Sample 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Tchaikovsky 15:25
CD 8
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Symphony No. 5 In C Minor: First Movement Beethoven 6:55
Song Sample Symphony No. 4 In A Major (Italian): First Movement Mendelssohn 8:03
Song Sample Symphony No. 8 In B Minor (Unfinished): First Movement Schubert 11:09
Song Sample Symphony No. 40 In G Minor: First Movement Mozart 4:25
Song Sample Symphony No. 94 In G Major, “Surprise”, I: Allegro cantabile-Vivace Assai Haydn 9:57
Song Sample Symphony No.9 In E Minor (The New World): Second Movement Dvořák 11:37
Song Sample Symphony No.6 In B Minor (Pathetique): Third Movement Tchaikovsky 9:01
Song Sample Symphony No.3 In F Major: Third Movement Brahms 6:40
Song Sample Symphony No.9 In D Minor (Choral) Ode To Joy Beethoven 6:53
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CD 9
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Midsummer Nights Dream : Nocturne Mendelssohn 6:16
Song Sample Born Free Black 3:09
Song Sample Für Elise Beethoven 3:07
Song Sample Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago Jarre 2:42
Song Sample Nutcracker suite: Waltz Of The Flowers Tchaikovsky 5:52
Song Sample Rustle Of Spring Sinding 2:36
Song Sample Summer Days Suite: On The Edge Of The Lake Coates 4:19
Song Sample Humoresque Tchaikovsky 2:26
Song Sample Night In Venice Strauss 2:34
Song Sample Eugene Onegin: Polonaise Tchaikovsky 4:45
Song Sample Summer Evening Delius 6:00
Song Sample Emporer Waltz Strauss 4:18
Song Sample Romeo And Juliette Tchaikovsky 3:11
Song Sample Edude No. 10 In E Major Chopin 3:09
Song Sample The seasons: Lily of the valley Tchaikovsky 3:20
Song Sample Jesu, joy of man’s desiring Bach 3:51
Song Sample In A Monestary Garden Ketelby 3:03
Song Sample Morning Has Broken Traditional 2:28
CD 10
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Grand Canyon Suite Grofé 6:09
Song Sample Chariots Of Fire Papathanassiou 4:17
Song Sample Walz In A Flat Chopin 1:25
Song Sample Etude 23 In A Minor Chopin 3:29
Song Sample Swan Lake Tchaikovsky 3:36
Song Sample Capriccio Italian Tchaikovsky 3:22
Song Sample Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart 2:43
Song Sample Water Music Handel 1:43
Song Sample Fantasy On Paganini Lehár 8:02
Song Sample None But The Lonely Heart Tchaikovsky 3:22
Song Sample The Trout (“Die Forelle”) - Theme Schubert 3:26
Song Sample To A Wild Rose MacDowell 3:10
Song Sample Serenade Schubert 2:04
Song Sample Hungarian Dance #5 In G Minor Brahms 2:15
Song Sample The Gypsy Baron Strauss 3:22
Song Sample Etincelle Moszkowsky 3:29
Song Sample By The Beautiful Blue Danube Strauss 2:58
Song Sample Melody In F Rubinstein 4:03
Song Sample Canon In D Pachelbel 2:55
Song Sample Peer Gynt Suite #1 - Morning Grieg 3:25
CD 11
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Minute Chopin 2:16
Song Sample Le Nozze Di Figaro, K 492 - Overture Mozart 4:23
Song Sample A Thousand And One Night Waltzes Strauss 2:12
Song Sample Les Berceaux Faure 3:17
Song Sample The Tale Of Hoffmann Offenbach 4:08
Song Sample The Chronicles Of Narnia Various Artists 4:11
Song Sample Waltz #7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64/2 Chopin 3:44
Song Sample The Swan Saint-Saëns 3:27
Song Sample Ave Maria Schubert 3:04
Song Sample Orchestral Suite #3 In D, BWV 1068 - Air “On The G String” Bach 4:02
Song Sample Brokeback Mountain Various Artists 3:57
Song Sample Garden In The Rain Debussy 3:49
Song Sample Clair De La Lune Debussy 4:35
Song Sample Moonlight Sonata Beethoven 2:56
Song Sample Violin Concerto In F Minor, Op. 8/4, RV 297, “The Four Seasons (Winter)” - 2. Largo Vivaldi 2:18
Song Sample Nocturnes In E Flat Chopin 4:37
Song Sample Evening In The Mountains Grieg 3:19
Song Sample The Last Rose Of Summer Flotow 2:27
Song Sample Hänsel Und Gretel - Evening Prayer Humperdinck 2:56
Song Sample Lullabye Brahms 2:25
CD 12
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Tales From The Vienna Wood Strauss 2:53
Song Sample Hungarian Dance No. 6 Brahms 3:08
Song Sample The Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky 2:33
Song Sample The Merry Widow Waltz Lehár 3:23
Song Sample La Boheme: Musetta’s Waltz Puccini 2:32
Song Sample Dreams Wagner 5:26
Song Sample Tara’s Theme (From Gone With The Wind) Steiner 3:45
Song Sample Summer Of ‘42 Legrand 3:54
Song Sample Rêverie, L 68 Debussy 3:17
Song Sample Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (Excerpt) Ravel 5:35
Song Sample Concerto For Piano No.21 Om C: Andante Mozart 7:02
Song Sample Oh, My Beloved Father Puccini 3:57
Song Sample Nocturne Navarraise 3:07
Song Sample Recuerdos De La Alhambra Tárrega 3:12
Song Sample Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini: 18th Variation Rachmaninoff 2:36
Song Sample Serenade In Duo Bizet 3:15
Song Sample Appalachian Spring- Simple Gifts Copland 4:41
Song Sample Berceuse In D Flat, Op. 57 Chopin 5:04
Song Sample All Through The Night Traditional 3:29

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