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50 Best Adagios


Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57489   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniJohann PachelbelGregorio AllegriAntonio Vivaldi,   ... 
Performer:  Giovanni ScaramuzzinoVéronique GensDavid DanielsSteven Isserlis,   ... 
Conductor:  Ian WatsonAndrew ParrottChristopher Warren-GreenFabio Biondi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner PlayersTaverner ConsortSeminario Musicale,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Ian Watson
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Miserere mei Deus: Excerpt(s) by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte": Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 2nd movement, Adagio e piano by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 2nd movement, Adagio molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Symphony No. 88 in G: 2. Largo (extract) by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
11.
Stabat mater: Opening by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Véronique Gens ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736-1736; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
12.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels ()
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13.
Solfeggio by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tönu Kaljuste
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Estonia 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
The Protecting Veil: Conclusion by John Tavener
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Untitled CD-ROM Track by Unspecified
Period: Modern 
16.
Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
17.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
19.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
20.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
21.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Paul Tortelier
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
23.
Requiem, Op. 48: Excerpt(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1899; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano), Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
25.
Concerto Champêtre for Harpsichord: 2nd movement, Andante by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Jane Murdoch (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
31.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
32.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
33.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
34.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
35.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
36.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
37.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
38.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
39.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs. 
40.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
41.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
43.
Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
44.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet Members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
45.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d): 2nd movement, Andante cantabile con espressione - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
46.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Naoko Yoshino (Harp), Samuel Coles (Flute)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
47.
Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai - Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
48.
Vocalise en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Arleen Augér ()
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
49.
Ma mère l'oye: Pavane de la belle au bois dormant by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
50.
Ma mère l'oye: Le jardin féerique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
51.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Adagio for strings and organ in G minor (2007 Digital Remaster)
Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Miserere a 9
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': V. Largo (Il sonno)
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): II. Adagio
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 3 in F (L'autunno) RV293 (Op. 8 No. 3): II. Adagio
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
Concerto in C major per mandolino er archi RV425: II. Largo
Harpsichord Concerto in A BWV1055: II. Larghetto
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056: II. Largo
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
Suites for Cello, Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV 1011: Sarabande
Symphony No. 88 in G major: II. Largo
Stabat Mater pour soprano, contralto, corders et basse continue: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Ave verum corpus in D K618
Xerxes - Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fù: Larghetto: Ombra mai fù
Solfeggio
The Protecting Veil: The Protecting Veil
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K467: II. Andante
Clarinet Concerto in A major K622: II Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (Cadenzas by Beethoven): II. Romanze
Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Second movement: Romanza (Andante)
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat K482 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 [version with clarinets]: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major K488 (Cadenza by Mozart): II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 (Cadenza by Pletnev): II. Larghetto
Maurerische Trauermusik in C minor K477/K479a
Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581: II. Larghetto
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor K310/K300d: II. Andante cantabile con espressione
Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major K299/K297c (cadenzas: John Lenehan): II. Andantino

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