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Mozart: Adagios


Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460191   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András SchiffJack BrymerGervase de PeyerLisa Beznosiuk,   ... 
Conductor:  Willi BoskovskySandor VéghPeter MaagChristopher Hogwood,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart EnsembleSalzburg Mozarteum Camerata AcademicaLondon Wind Soloists,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 26 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Now one wonders, if Mozart makes you more relaxed, will more Mozart make you even more relaxed or equally relaxed for a longer period of time? The folks at Decca add fuel to the debate with this more-than-generous collection of adagios, which clocks in at just a shade under two and a half hours. All the favorites are here, the B-flat Serenade for Winds, the 'Elvira Madigan' Piano Concerto, the Concerto for Flute and Harp and much more, but the ever-present question is who's playing, and the answers should give satisfaction.
The star of this show is Vladimir Ashkenazy, whose excellent piano concerto recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra are represented with four selections, while András Schiff is heard in the three solo sonata
Read more movements. Other notable soloists include violinist Joshua Bell, clarinetists Jack Brymer and Gervaise de Peyer and horn player Barry Tuckwell, accompanied by the likes of the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony and Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. So here's an opportunity to take the phone off the hook for the afternoon and bliss out. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
4. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
5. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Frances Kelly (Harp)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mayumi Fujikawa (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9. Divertimento for String Quartet in B flat major, K 137 (125b): Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation": 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447: 2nd movement, Romance - Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15. Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k): 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
16. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter": 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this work is performed. 
17. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this work is performed. 
18. Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this work is performed. 
19. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Antony Pay (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20. Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
22. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Josef Suk (Viola), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2. Romance (Andante)
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Serenade in B flat, K.361 "Gran partita": 3. Adagio
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C, K.299: 2. Andantino
Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488: 2. Andante
Adagio For Violin & Orchestra in E, K.261
Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550: 2. Andante
Divertimento in B flat, K.137: 1. Andante
Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation": 2. (Larghetto)
Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447: 2. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595: 2. Larghetto
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: 2. Andante
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216: 2. Adagio
Piano Sonata No.12 in F, K.332: 2. Adagio
Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 2. Andante cantabile
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466: 2. Romance
Adagio in B minor, K.540
Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364: 2. Andante
Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581: 2. Larghetto
Serenade in C minor, K.388 "Nacht Musik": 2. Andante
Piano Sonata No.16 in C, K.545 "Sonata facile": 2. Andante

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