PIANO The Most Relaxing Album In The World . . . Ever!
(2000, EMI Records)
It’s impossible to prove that the claim made by the title of this 2-CD set is accurate, but it comes close enough for me!
Played by various artists (Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer being the best known), these predominantly classical pieces range from the Andante in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C (the familiar theme from the 1967 movie Elvira Madigan) to the Minuet in G by Beethoven and Chopin nocturnes. J.S. Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Satie and half a dozen other composers are also represented.
The peaceful, soothing mood evoked by these CDs is especially effective for banishing stress. The tranquil music enfolds you like a down comforter, which is what I’m frequently wrapped up in when enjoying this album.