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Various Artists

The Perfect Gardener (CD)

Beautiful music inspired by the pleasures of the garden: the fragrance of spring and the bounty of autumn's harvest, the freshness of country air, the joy of birdsong and the bright beauty of flowers. These gentle, joyful classics will add a special radiance to your time in the garden, whether that's digging, weeding and pruning, or simply drinking in the delights of nature. Music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mahler, Grieg and more.

1. GRIEG Morning Mood from Peer Gynt
2. CHABRIER Idylle from Suite pastorale
3. MAHLER Ging heut` Morgen übers Feld (I went out this morning across the field) from Songs of a Wayfarer
4. SINDING Rustle of Spring
5. BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 `Spring`: II. Adagio molto espressivo
6. TCHAIKOVSKY Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene)
7. PURCELL A Dance for the Haymakers from The Fairy Queen
8. GERMAN Pastoral Dance from Nell Gwyn Suite
9. VIVALDI The Four Seasons - Autumn: III. Allegro
10. RESPIGHI The Dove from The Birds
11. RODRIGO Pastoral from Concierto madrigal
12. HANDEL Quel fior che all`alba ride (The flower that smiles at dawn)
13. GLAZUNOV Summer: The Ear of Corn from The Seasons
14. GRIEG Last Spring
15. TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker