Reader's Digest Music: Homework Hits, Vol. 1 - The Classical Study Hall
Arriaga String Quartet, Earl Wild & Virtuosi Di Praga
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||Pachelbel's Canon in D (Featured in "Ordinary People")||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||5:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goldberg Variations (Aria) [Featured in "Silence of the Lambs" & "The English Patient"]||John Browning||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Adagio for Strings (Original Version for String Quartet) [String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11: 2nd Mvt.]||Arriaga String Quartet||7:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Suite for String Orchestra: V. Adagio||Oldrich Vlcek & Virtuosi Di Praga||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||"Moonlight" Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: I. Adagio||Earl Wild||5:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Air On the G String (From Suite No. 3 in D)||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto in B-Flat Major for Harp and Strings, Op. 4, No. 6: II. Larghetto||Katerina Englichova, Oldrich Vlcek & Virtuosi Di Praga||5:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mass for Four Voices (Agnus Dei)||Prague Chamber Choir||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Prelude No. 1 in C Major (From the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I)||Larry Dalton||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sonata for Harp (Third Movement: Sehr Langsam)||Kateřina Englichová||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sonata No. 17 in D, K. 576 (Adagio) [Featured in "The French Lieutenant's Woman"]||Larry Dalton||6:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 1, No. 4 (Adagio)||Oldrich Vlcek & Virtuosi Di Praga||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fur Elise||Ivan Klansky, Oldrich Vlcek & Virtuosi Di Praga||3:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Suite in F Minor for Harpsichord (Sarabande and Variations)||Joseph Payne||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (From Preludes, Op. 117)||Skaila Kanga, Douglas Gamley & Sinfonia Of London||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, "Emperor", Op. 73 (Adagio) [Featured in "Dead Poets Society"]||Jasminka Stancul, Alexander Rahbari, BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels||7:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Concerto for Oboe & Orchestra: II. Adagio||Derek Wickens, Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Minuet in G Minor||Larry Dalton||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Minuet (From Quintet in E Major)||Oldrich Vlcek & Virtuosi Di Praga||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sonata No. 17, Hob. XVI: II. Andante||Walid Akl||4:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Carnival of the Animals (Aquarium) [Featured in "Days of Heaven"]||Veron Handley & National Philharmonic Orchestra||2:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror) [Featured in "Wit"]||Larry Dalton, Maurice Sklar||7:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 5 (Adagietto)||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||9:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
beautiful and life changing
I bought some of the songs on here, hoping for some relaxing music, but also to add to my own "classical study hall" collection. You see, it sounds crazy, but listening to just the right selections of classical really, truly do help improve concentration on homework, and provide motivation to get through it. Since doing it, I can honestly say my essays have improved, math has become more bearable, and I get through homework quicker. I especially reccomend highly Pachellbel's Canon in D, moonlight sonata, claire de lune, fur elise and sonata no. 17
Soothing the teenage soul.
I've been teaching middle school students science and have found classical music (Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, esp. Baroque Largo movements) to be soothing to their hormonal souls during our "focus" periods. I put it at a quiet volume in the background and I'm amazed at the effect that it has on their "behavior". Consider giving it a try if you are teaching tortured adolescents. Tell them that you know a way to increase their test scores by up to 20% for doing nothing more than listening to 40-60 beat classical tunes while they work on assignments...can't hurt, and what can they say? Please turn it off? I haven't had any complaints yet...
All beautiful music, but I especially recommend Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror). It is, like the movie it was featured in ("Wit"), heartbreaking. Simply heartbreaking. You'll kick yourself for not buying it.