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Music for focus

Ranging across the centuries music handpicked to help you focus over half an hour uninterrupted by anyone. From Bach, Haydn and Mozart to Kurt Weill, Percy Grainger, John Adams and Jonathan Dove.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 88 in G major (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Percy Grainger

    Handel in the Strand

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Grainger: Solo Piano Music: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Kurt Weill

    Heavenly Salvation (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)

    Music Arranger: The Persuasions. Ensemble: The Persuasions.
    • September Songs.
    • Sony.
    • 8.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Una Limosna por el amor de Dios

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Milos Karadaglic: Latino.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 20.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs my mother taught me, Op 55 No 4

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky. Music Arranger: Heinrich Grünfeld.
    • Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak.
    • DECCA.
    • 7.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite - III. Minuet, allegretto grazioso [arr. for strings by Ireland/Geoffrey Bush]

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan. Conductor: David Curtis.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Jonathan Dove

    From all the jails (There was a Child)

    Conductor: Simon Halsey. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Children's Chorus. Singer: Joan Rodgers. Singer: Toby Spence.
    • Dove: There Was A Child: CBSO, Spence, Rodgers, Halsey.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV.881 (Book 2, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.


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