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Music to focus to

Find your focus with the chordal control of a sarabande by JS Bach, the emerging text of Anna Meredith's Heal You, and the rocketing runs of the finale of Mozart's Symphony No 29.

Find your focus with the chordal control of a Sarabande by JS Bach, the emerging text of Anna Meredith's Heal You, and the rocketing runs of the finale of Mozart's Symphony No 29. To open, the resplendent maximalism of 'continuous composition' pioneer Ludomyr Melnyk, and the carefully flat-footed polka from Shostakovich's early ballet The Age of Gold. And there's the foaming concentration of the Scherzo from Dvorak's Piano Quintet alongside the sighing 3rd of John Dowland's set of Tears, Lachrimae gementes.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lubomyr Melnyk

    Fallen Trees: Preamable

    Performer: Lubomyr Melnyk.
    • Fallen Trees.
    • Erased Tapes.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 2 in D minor for violin, BWV 1004 (Sarabande)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust.
    • J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas. Isabelle Faust.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Age of Gold, Act II: Polka

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Anna Meredith

    Heal You

    Ensemble: Juice Vocal Ensemble.
    • Nonclassical.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet in A major (3rd mvt, Scherzo)

    Performer: Menahem Pressler. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Erato.
  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae gementes

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • John Dowland - Lachrimae or Seaven Teares 1604.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
    • ASV.

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