The Walters Art Museum

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Music for Book Lovers CD

Gentle music makes a perfect accompaniment to reading. This selection has been chosen with the reader in mind. Many of the tracks began life with a literary theme or programme, taken from old legends, from Shakespeare's tales or from famous books. These works are interspersed with other characterful pieces which reflect a quiet mood or a scene from nature.

Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Don Jackson, Josef Bulva and others.

12 tracks, Over 1 Hour of Music

1. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), A Midsummer Night's Dream- Nocturne

2. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Peer Gynt Suite- Solveig's Song

3. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), Romeo and Juliet- Scherzo

4. Easthope Martin (1882-1925), Evensong

5. Franz Schubert (1791-1828), Rosamunde- Entr'acte No. 3

6. Felix Medelssohn, Symphony No.2 (Hymn of Praise)- Adagio Religioso

7. Hector Berlioz, Faust- Menuet of Wandering Lights

8. Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Harmonies du Soir in D flat

9. Ronald Hanmer (1917-1994), Pastorale

10. Edward Macdowell (1860-1908), To a Wild Rose

11. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Eugene Onegin- Introduction

12. Eric Coates (1922-1997), By the Sleepy Lagoon