Friday, November 12, 2010

Music: Fit for a Spa


© 2001 Am Ang Zhang


Friend:

Our resort has a luxury spa complete with a huge indoor heated pool.  I always wonder where spa and restaurant owners can turn for help in choosing their background music. 

Out of the top of my head, the following pieces of music may be good:


1.       Pachelbel Canon – by Johann Pachelbel  Play

2.       Prelude to Lohengrin – by Richard Wagner Play

3.       Symphony no.5  - Adagietto - by Gustav Mahler Play

4.       Meditation From Thais - by Jules Massenet Play

5.       La Traviata – Act 3 Prelude – by Giuseppe Verdi Play

6.       Adagio in G Minor – by Tomaso Albinoni Play

7.       String Quartet in C, Opus 163, D956 – 2nd movement Adagio - by Franz Schubert Play

8.       Cello concerto in E Minor, Op 85 Adagio Moderato – by Edward Elgar Play

9.       Tristan und Isolde – Prelude - by Richard Wagner Play

10.   Adagio for Strings, op.11 – by Samuel Barber Play

11.   Andante Cantabile Op 11 – by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Play

12.   Das Lied von der Erde - Der Abschied – by Gustav Mahler Play 

My thanks to Jobbing Doctor, who had the following additional suggestions:

  •     The Swan of Tuenola – Sibelius Play
  •     Second Movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto Play
  •     Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams Play
  •     Sinfonia from Bach's 21st Cantata ('Ich hatte view bekummermis') Play
  •     First Movement of Schubert's String Quintet in C Play
  •     Dido's Lament from Purcell's Dido and Anaeas Play
  •     September from Strauss's 4 last songs Play

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is an SPA?

Jobbing Doctor said...

I do like your list. It is mostly very slow and gentle music.

May I make some additions?

The Swan of Tuenola - Sibelius
Second Movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams
Sinfonia from Bach's 21st Cantata ('Ich hatte view bekummermis')
First Movement of Schubert's String Quintet in C
Dido's Lament from Purcell's Dido and Anaeas.
September from Strauss's 4 last songs....

.....and loads and loads other.

Cockroach Catcher said...

SPA: The answer may be in the picture!

JD: I had about twenty minutes to send the reply across the globe. Thanks for the suggestions.

On a different note: breathing deep and slow and listening to the selected music may help reduce blood pressure.

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