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Favourite Adagios / Vallet, Sombart, Royal Philharmonic


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Catalog #: 2  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsJohann Sebastian BachSergei RachmaninovLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the iconic Abbey Road Studios, Elizabeth Sombart’s new album focuses on the ever-popular Adagios and slow movements from the great piano concerto repertoire. The album spans centuries of keyboard repertoire, presenting the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov, Grieg, Ravel, Brahms, Chopin and contemporary composer Pierre Adolphe. Sombart writes: “In the unfolding of slow movements, composers reveal their soul. Their hearts open up and take us on a journey into our own inner being, where all pain, deprived of words, ifnds its consolation in the indescribable quality of sound and silence.” Of Elizabeth Sombart’s prior recording with the Royal Philharmonic Read more Orchestra, The Observer wrote: “Highly charged yet deeply sensitive interpretations of these favorite concertos. Sombart’s playing is superb: technically precise but possessing a flexibility and freedom that lets the music breathe. Vallet conducts with an innate understanding of the soloist’s intentions. Recommended.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22: 1st movement, Andante sostenuto by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054: 2nd movement, Adagio e piano sempre by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 2nd movement, Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
8.
Hommage à Chopin et à Brahms by Pierre Adolphe
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
10.
Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Elizabeth Sombart (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Vallet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 

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