Here is some gorgeous piano by Federico Mompou, played by Anita Pontremoli. I got this album as a birthday gift last year, and it’s gotten a lot of play whenever I’ve been feeling really stressed or unfocused and messy. It helps, and it’s really lovely. I love Satie, but this is like Satie with more personality and a lighter hand in terms of drama (IMHO).
Cants Magics: Profond by Federico Mompou, Anita Pontremoli – piano:[audio:http://researchgirl.com/parse/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Cants Magics_ Profond.mp3]
This one isn’t dreamy in the same way, but the musical theme is very meditative. It’s from a Philip Glass opera about the life of Gandhi, the libretto is in Sanskrit, and this is from the last act. This piece is referred to as “Evening Song.”
Act III – King Newcastle March, Part 3 “Evening Song”, by Philip Glass from “Satyagraha”:[audio:http://researchgirl.com/parse/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Act3_KingNewcastleMarch_ Part 3.mp3]