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Essential Adagios

Essential Adagios / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 88576   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniJohann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Sabine MeyerJulia ThorntonCécile OussetJacqueline Du Pré,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerHans VonkSir Adrian BoultSimon Rattle,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsDresden StaatskapelleLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Julia Thornton (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Craig Leon. 
6.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
8.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
9.
The lark ascending: Introduction by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
11.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
12.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": Shepherd's Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
14.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Venus by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
15.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
16.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
17.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
18.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Helmis (Harp), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
21.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
23.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante - Excerpt(s) by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 09/16/1844; Germany 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Miklós Rózsa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gareth Morris (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
26.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
27.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1939; Spain 
28.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Hans Kalafusz (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
30.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto - Excerpt(s) by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Adagio in G Minor (Excerpt) (1986 - Remaster)
Canon in D (1997 - Remaster)
Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Adagio from the Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18: II. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: III. Adagio
The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 - Remaster)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26 - II. Adagio (opening) (1997 - Remaster)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma': IX. Nimrod
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68 'Pastoral': V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: II. Adagio
The Planets, Op.32: Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Adagio for Strings, Op.11
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297 'L'inverno/Winter' (Op.8 No. 4): II. Largo
Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Guitar Concerto in D Major (arr. Emilio Pujol): II. Largo
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.27 No. 2, ''Moonlight'': I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.299: II. Andantino
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op.95 'From the New World' - II. Largo (opening)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante (excerpt)
'Pathétique' Sonata (Op. 13 - II: Adagio Cantabile)
Pavane, Op.50 (orch. version, 1887) (1997 - Remaster)
The Swan (Le Cygne)
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening
Méditation, aus 'Thaïs'
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: II. Andante
Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 - Remaster)

Customer Reviews

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 A First-rate Soothing Program June 2, 2014 By Wayne H. (McAlester, OK) See All My Reviews "There have been many flavors of "adagios" in recent years, but this is perhaps the best. The program is excellent, and unlike some, there are no jarring moments to interfere. For unwinding after a stressful day, for well-played favorites to fall asleep to, or simply to enjoy, this two-disc set is a keeper that will see a lot of use." Report Abuse
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