Zoomers Choice #2: Perfect Dining Music

The New Classical 96.3FM is proud to offer the perfect accompaniment to any meal — Zoomers Choice #2: Perfect Dining Music.

The CD features calming classical pieces hand-picked by Moses Znaimer himself, which are matched by a few tranquil recipes from fellow classical music fan, “The Surreal Gourmet” Bob Blumer.

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“I’ve had it with the boom, boom, boom! Haven’t you?” says Moses — a proud crusader of civilized dining & drinking — in the CD’s linear notes. “When we ask someone for a bite, don’t we mean, ‘Let’s talk.’ To go to a place that makes that impossible seems perverse.”

So if you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to your next dinner party, we suggest Zoomers Choice #2: Perfect Dining Music. It’s definitely a compilation of our station’s favourite composers & pieces, ranging from Vivaldi’s “Allegro from Autumn: The Four Seasons” to Mozart’s “Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in A Major“.

The tracks, however, are as elegantly arranged as any aspiring chef’s four-course meal. And with the inclusion of Blumer’s favourite calming recipes — which are available in full exclusively on The Classical 96.3 FM’s website — you’ve already got a planned menu to boot.

Here’s the full track listing, as well the the recipes inside. If you’re interested in a particular recipe, click on the link for the full recipe:


1. Antonio Vivaldi — Allegro from Autumn: The Four Seasons
2. Luigi Boccherini — Minuet from String Quintet in E Major
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Romance from Ein Kleine Nachtmusik
4. Enrico Toselli, arranged by Andre Rieu — Serenade “The Song of The Nightingale”, op. 6

Bob Blumer’s Recommended Cocktail: The Sidesaddle, an icy cognac with a squeeze of lime and a splash of Cointreau that will warm up any occasion.


5. John Williams — “American Collection” Theme
6. Johan Pachelbel — Canon in D
7. Maurice Jarre — Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago
8. Johann Sebastian Bach — Largo from Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043

Bob Blumer’s Recommended Starter: 14 Carrot Soup, a simmering stock pot with wafting aromas that will be a warm welcome for your guests.

Main Course

9. Charlie Chaplin — Smile from Modern Times
10. Frederic Chopin — Waltz in C Sharp Minor, op.64 no.2
11. Claude Debussy — Claire de lune from Suite Bergamasque
12. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Scene (Moderato) from Act II of Swan Lake

Bob Blumer’s Recommended Main Dish: Classic Steak au Poivre, a delicious way to enjoy a small, delicate portion of steak.


13. Sergei Rachmaninov — Variation No. 18 from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
14. Ennio Morricone — Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
15. Patrick Hawes — Quanta Qualia
16. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in A Major K622

Bob Blumer’s Recommended Dessert: Passion Pineapple, a healthy serving of fresh fruit with ice cream.

Click here to purchase your copy of Zoomers Choice #2: Perfect Dining Music.

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