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Relaxing Adagios


Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000666502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLéo DelibesAlexander BorodinErik Satie,   ... 
Performer:  Maurice HassonHenryk SzeryngJane BerbiéDame Joan Sutherland,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerRichard BonyngeVladimir AshkenazyKarl Münchinger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsMonte Carlo Opera OrchestraBorodin String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
2. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikŕ...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
3. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
4. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
5. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 3, Lent by Erik Satie
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
6. 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:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
7. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
8. Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 2nd mvt, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miklós Perényi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This recording is presented in the excerpted form. 
9. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
10. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
11. Song of the Birds by Traditional
Performer:  Helen Tunstall (Harp)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Written: Catalonia, Spain 
12. Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Labčque Sisters
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
13. Aritz adarean by Jesus Guridi
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
14. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in A major, Op. 13 no 5/G 281: Minuet by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Spain 
15. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Notes: This recording is presented in the excerpted form. 
16. Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
17. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Violin), Konstanty Andrzej Kulka (Violin)
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
18. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
19. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  Capricorn
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
20. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Roman Hoffstetter
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Germany 
Notes: This work was previously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn. 
21. Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3: Italiana by Ottorino Respighi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Rome, Italy 
22. 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 
23. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Chorus,  Lausanne Pro Arte Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
24. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
25. 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 
26. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
27. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
28. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
29. Concerto for Cello in D major, G 479: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
30. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
31. Requiem, Op. 48: Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
32. 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 recording is presented in the excerpted form 
33. Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 2nd movement, Espańoleta by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Notes: This recording is presented in the excepted form. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Lakmé / Act 1: Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
String Quartet No.2 in D: 3. Notturno
3 Gymnopédies: No.3
Gnossiennes: No. 3 - Lent
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Fantasia on Greensleeves
String Quintet in C, D.956: 2. Adagio (excerpt)
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
Te Lucis ante Terminum - Arr.E. Higginbottom after Song of the Birds (P.Casals 1876/1973)
Dolly, Op.56: 1. Berceuse
Seven Pieces for Harp: 3. Aritz Adarean
Minuet from String Quintet in E, Op.13, No.5
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2. Largo
Carmen Suite No.1: Intermezzo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance Of the Blessed Spirits
Crux Fidelis - Arr. E.Higginbottom after "Ombra ma fu" (Xerses)
String Quartet in F major, Op.3, No.5 (formerly attrib. J. Haydn): Serenade
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.3: 1. Italiana
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Humming Chorus
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 2. Espańoleta (excerpt)
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le Cygne
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Concert version by Kurt Masur & Friedhelm Eberle: Prelude: Morning Mood
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Concerto For Cello & Orchestra No.6 In D, G479 - Arr. As Concerto In E For Guitar, Gaspar Cassado): 2. Andante cantabile
Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Requiem, Op.48: Sanctus
Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27: 3. Adagio

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