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Classics for Concentration

A specially curated sequence of non-stop music, including rhythmic Handel, sublime Mozart, romantic Schubert, quirky Prokofiev and classic Macca.

From the energetic rhythm of a Handel concerto to the dreamy sublimity of a Mozart aria, from there is plenty here for anyone looking for music to help you revise or study. Also featured in this specially curated non-stop music sequence: romantic Schubert, quirky Prokofiev and classic Macca - a folk-like charmer from Paul McCartney.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 9 Apr 2019 19:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 290 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Ottavio Dantone. Director: Ottavio Dantone. Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos, Op.4.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in G flat major, D 899 No 3

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Le Voyage Magnifique, Schubert: Impromptus; Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro)

    Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte. Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Icon: Lucia Popp.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 208.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cello Sonata in C major, Op 119 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
    • ONYX.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    My bonny boy (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)

    Music Arranger: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Paul McCartney

    Calico Skies

    Singer: Paul McCartney.
    • Parlophone.
  • Nicola Matteis

    Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia sarabanda ò pur ciaccona

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble.
    • An Excess of Pleasure.
    • LINN.
    • 3.


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