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Lovers' Adagios


Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000615202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovGustav MahlerJohann Sebastian BachJoaquin Rodrigo,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyMaurice HassonHenryk SzeryngMarisa Robles,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard HaitinkRiccardo ChaillySir Neville MarrinerCharles Dutoit,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsMontreal Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Includes work(s) by various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maurice Hasson (Violin), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Notes: This work is presented in excerpted form. 
5.
Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
6.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 1st movement, Andante e spiccato by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Italy 
8.
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Christopher Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
12.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13.
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 3rd movement, The young prince and princess by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
14.
Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
15.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
16.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Notes: This work is presented in excerpted form. 
17.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello), Sir Neville Marriner (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
18.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
20.
Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Janine Jansen (Violin)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
21.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
22.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Adagio by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: This work is presented in excerpted form. 
23.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Theme and Variation 1, C.A.E. by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Notes: Composition written: England (1898 - 1899). 
24.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Russia 
Notes: This work is presented in excerpted form. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio sostenuto
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Transcribed for harp & orchestra: 2. Adagio (excerpt)
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Liebestraum No.3
Oboe Concerto in D minor: Arr. Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Andante sostenuto
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Piano Concerto No.2 In F, Op.102: 2. Andante
La traviata / Act 1: Prelude
Scheherazade, Op.35: The Young Prince and the Young Princess
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: Adagietto
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: Intermezzo
24 Préludes, Op.28: "Raindrop" Prelude
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 2. Españoleta (excerpt)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 - Arr. Cello & Piano: 2. Adagio
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Tristan und Isolde / Act 1: Prelude - Langsam und smachtend
The Gadfly, Op.97: Romance
Thaïs / Acte Deux: Meditation
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": Adagio
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": Theme - 1. C.A.E.
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27: 3. Adagio

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 I like adagios June 28, 2014 By Raymond N. (Stratford, CT) See All My Reviews "A fine and pleasant selection of adagios" Report Abuse
 Pleasant background for quiet pursuits July 23, 2013 By Louis R. (DeLand, FL) See All My Reviews "A fine selection of familiar classical excerpts, that provides the perfect background for our (my wife and I) nightly Scrabble game." Report Abuse
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