Playing tracks by
Luciano Berio; London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic, Géza Anda; Radio Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ferenc Fricsay, The Tallis Scholars, Vox Luminis and more.
This show was 68th in the global classical chart.
One of my New Year's resolutions is to post to Mixcloud more regularly. There are a few half-finished playlists lying around waiting to be molded into their final form. This one has been sitting around since Thanksgiving waiting for its finishing touches. My idle listening is on shuffle a lot of the time these days and I will sometime put songs aside for early morning listening on days when I don't need to get up or can't sleep or what have you, and thus the Contemplation Compilation was born.
Just because I find something “contemplative” doesn't necessarily mean its “quiet”, or “consonant”, or "isn't weird", or “doesn't have a drum solo”, but merely that it leaves space to get lost in for a while. Your results may vary. There is quite a bit of sacred choral in the program for non-evangelical reasons. Do with it what you wish.
For some commentary on the music (but not full program notes this time) point your internet device to funpopularmusic<dot>blogspot<dot>com.