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The Olive’s Kitchen website explores food, cooking and related topics inspired by Olive’s Cottage, our Tasmanian property located on the eastern bank of the Tamar River, 20 kilometres north of Launceston. The cottage was the home of our late parents/parents-in-law who moved there in 1966.
In 2004 we set the property up as self-contained accommodation for travellers. It is a peaceful place where we, and guests from around Australia and the world, can visit to indulge and unwind.
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  • A selection of gentle music from the classical repertoire
  • #
    Title
    Artist
    Composer
    Time
    ID
  • 01.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Daniel_Veesey_-_02_-_Sonata_8_Pathetique_-_II_Adagio_cantabile.mp3
    'Pathetique' Sonata - 2nd Mov.
    Daniel Veesey
    Beethoven
    6:21
    s4
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 02.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Edward-Elgar-Enigma-variations_-No.-9-Nimrod.mp3
    Enigma Variations - Nimrod
    Davis High School Symphony
    Elgar
    3:28
    s5
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 03.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Liszt-Consolations-S.172-3.-Simone-Renzi-Lento-quasi-recitativo-2229_imslp301687-pmlp02592-output_1-2-79bb4a00-6c47-4c71-a690-ab0d04307a6d.mp3
    Liszt Consolations, S.172 - 3. - Simone Renzi - Lento, quasi recitativo - 2229_imslp301687-pmlp02592-output_1-2-79bb4a00-6c47-4c71-a690-ab0d04307a6d
    Simone Renzi
    Liszt
    4:15
    s38
    audio/mpeg
    59
  • 04.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Chopin-Nocturne-in-B-flat-minor-Op.-9-no.-1.mp3
    Nocturne - Op. 9 no. 1
    Olga Gurevich
    Chopin
    5:37
    s6
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 05.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Schumann-Op.-15-I.-Of-Foreign-Lands-And-Peoples-Donald-Betts-MUSOpen.mp3
    Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15 - I. Of Foreign Lands And Peoples
    Donald Betts
    Schumann
    1:52
    s33
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 06.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Martha-Goldstein-Sheep-May-Safely-Graze-JS-Bach-2801_imslp346183-pmlp127032-bach_busoni_sheep_may_safely_graze-0d175158-0dab-41af-8385-8fa5cd683caf-c.mp3
    Sheep May Safely Graze
    Martha Goldstein
    JS Bach - Busoni
    4:25
    s13
    audio/mpeg
    63
  • 07.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Jacopo-Salvatori-2674_suite-bergamasque-iii-claire-de-lune-21814a86-30e3-41c3-92cf-cc630dff1ba3-c.mp3
    Clair de Lune
    Jacopo Salvatori
    Debussy
    6:48
    s12
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 08.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Prodigal-Procrastinator-Erik-Satie-Gymnopedie-1.mp3
    Gymnopedie 1
    Prodigal Procrastinator
    Erik Satie
    3:49
    s10
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 09.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Martha-Goldstein-Jesus-Joy-of-Mans-Desiring-JS-Bach-Busoni-790_bach_busoni_jesu_joy_of_the_desire_of_man-49a6d8e5-e926-4af1-a970-b9b2570b53c8-b.mp3
    Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
    Martha Goldstein
    JS Bach - Busoni
    3:26
    s14
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 10.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Stefano-Ligoratti-2709_andante-spianato-3a33269c-a1f0-413b-b629-012c2f1dab06.mp3
    Andante spianato op. 22
    Stefano Ligoratti
    Chopin
    4:51
    s7
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 11.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Saint-Saens-The-Swan-Seattle-Youth-Symphony-2446_xiii-the-swan-11922a13-007b-45c8-ac93-ea52b729f3c9.mp3
    The Swan
    Seattle Youth Symphony
    Saint Saens
    3:00
    s15
    audio/mpeg
    63
  • 12.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Chopin-Berceuse-Op.-57-Simon-Renzi-2777_imslp301741-pmlp02636-berceuse-bc16fa7b-de08-44f6-a5af-a63abb310c52.mp3
    Berceuse, Op. 57
    Simon Renzi
    Chopin
    4:45
    s16
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 13.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Scarlatti-Sonata-K380-Vadim-Chaimovich-2258_1.mp3
    Sonata K380
    Vadim Chaimovich
    Scarlatti
    4:22
    s17
    audio/mpeg
    63
  • 14.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Beethoven-Simone-Renzi-Bagatelle-no.-25-Fur-Elise-WoO-59-2456_fur-elise-95ec55da-4332-40cf-a320-e002d45be2db-bb.mp3
    Bagatelle no. 25 - Fur Elise
    Simone Renzi
    Beethoven
    3:07
    s32
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 15.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Aya-Higuchi-Chopin-Nocturne-in-E-flat-major-Op.9.-No.-2-245_aya-higuchi-nocturne-op-9-no-2-pd-b21fffd9-4cf6-4e20-9b2b-259019c26ee3.mp3
    Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9. No. 2
    Aya Higuchi
    Chopin
    4:37
    s18
    audio/mpeg
    63
  • 16.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Chopin-Edward-Neeman-Etude-Op.-25-No.-1-in-A-flat-major-1089_neeman-01-etude-e12956b3-6c93-4ee9-b641-2126db53c535.mp3
    Etude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major
    Edward Neeman
    Chopin
    2:40
    s19
    audio/mpeg
    63
  • 17.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Chopin-Ivan-Ilic-Prelude-Op.-28-No.-4-1134_imslp110209-pmlp02344-chopin_prelude_opus_28_n4-e7721b55-4774-4955-8531-92885f36cba1.mp3
    Prelude Op. 28, No. 4
    Ivan Ilic
    Chopin
    1:50
    s20
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 18.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Paavali-Jumppanen-Mozart-Piano-Sonata-No-14-in-C-minor-K-457-Slow-movement.mp3
    Piano Sonata No 14 in C minor K 457 - Slow movement
    Paavali Jumppanen
    Mozart
    8:34
    s22
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 19.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Fabrizio_Paterlini_-_01_-_Veloma.mp3
    Veloma
    Fabrizio Paterlini
    Paterlini
    2:54
    s23
    audio/mpeg
    50
  • 20.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Pachelbel-Canon-extract-exc-Gigue-in-D-major-Chamber-Music-Society-of-Lincoln-Center-2672_canon-and-gigue-f280e4c9-5a76-4da0-8892-bcfb395df081.mp3
    Canon extract (exc Gigue) in D major
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Pachelbel
    4:38
    s26
    audio/mpeg
    50
  • 21.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Handel-Ombra-mai-fu-Glen-Hoban-2303_handellargo2014-a32683d4-4cc4-4fb0-8e65-92ef23c13799.mp3
    Ombra mai fu
    Glen Hoban
    Handel
    6:46
    s27
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 22.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Brahms-Waltz-A-Flat-Major-Martha-Goldstein-2652_15-waltz-in-flat-major-cf974e79-e951-4ed6-a636-00d6ba779dbe.mp3
    Waltz A Flat Major
    Martha Goldstein
    Brahms
    1:28
    s28
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 23.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/To-a-wild-rose-Edward-MacDowell-Glen-Hoban-2301_toawildrose_2normalizedwithbassboostoriginaltrack-6e5b6d57-b974-4c91-900d-ee59fa0ba640.mp3
    To A Wild Rose
    Glen Hoban
    MacDowell
    2:29
    s29
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 24.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Fabrizio_Paterlini_-_02_-_Viandanze.mp3
    Viandanze
    Fabrizio Paterlini
    Paterlini
    4:01
    s24
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 25.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Rinaldo-HWV-7b-Act-III.-Aria-Lascia-chio-pianga-For-Guitar-solo-Bert-Alink-PMLP44810-Handel_Lascia_Chio_Pianga_guitar_alink.mp3
    Lascia Ch'io Pianga
    Bert Alink (Guitar)
    Handel
    3:18
    s30
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 26.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Schubert-Sofja-Gulbadamova-Impromptu-No.-3-D.-899.mp3
    Impromptu No. 3 D. 899
    Sofja Gulbadamova
    Schubert
    6:18
    s31
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 27.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Schumann-Scenes-from-Childhood-Op.-15-VII.-Dreaming-Donald-Betts.mp3
    Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15 - VII. Dreaming
    Donald Betts
    Schumann
    3:23
    s34
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 28.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Manuel-Ponce-Intermezzo-No.-1-pianist-Constantin-Stephan-IMSLP409688-PMLP16687-Ponce-Intermezzo_No_1-Stephan.mp3
    Intermezzo No 1
    Constantin-Stephan
    Manuel Ponce
    2:57
    s36
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 29.
    http://cicadabay.com/oliveskitchen/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Liszt-Liebestraume-S.-541-Martha-Goldstein-MUSOPEN-2439_2440_s541-no-3-a7e27541-cb5f-4c9c-abc6-c10b002b0103-9190ef2b-adbd-4d8b-8f76-480566558da6.mp3
    Liszt Liebestraume, S. 541
    Martha Goldstein
    Liszt
    4:44
    s37
    audio/mpeg
    80