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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.

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Songs of the Spirit II

(2001, Karen Drucker)

This is the second of three collections of original and inspirational song-chants by former blues club singer Karen Drucker.

Unlike some artists in the genre of “New Thought Music,” Drucker wants you to sing along with her harmonies as well as listen to them. Singing/chanting does in fact strengthen the affirming emotions you feel when following Drucker in expressing gratitude, seeking balance, opening up to health and welcoming peace.

I often program my CD player to summon me to this potent experience first thing in the morning. Try it—it can literally make your day.