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Midnight Adagios


Release Date: 05/13/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000030302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenGabriel FauréAlexander Borodin,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyMarisa RoblesPaul CokerJoshua Bell,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerCharles DutoitGiuseppe PatanéVladimir Ashkenazy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I SalonistiI MusiciAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A collection of relaxing classics perfect for a warm summer night, as performed by Ashkenazy, Bell, Marriner, Dutoit, Holliger, Romero, and many more. A collection of relaxing classics perfect for a warm summer night, as performed by Ashkenazy, Bell, Marriner, Dutoit, Holliger, Romero, and many more. 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:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Salonisti,  I Musici,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. 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 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6. Berceuse romantique, Op. 9 by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Paul Coker (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8. 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 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
10. Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Guitar in D major: Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12. Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
13. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baďlčro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
15. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Debussy 
16. 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 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19. 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:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
20. 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 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
23. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 4th movement, Larghetto by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 11 Minutes 30 Secs. 
25. Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Rhondda Gillespie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
26. Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux": no 2, La nuit...l'amour by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), André Previn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
28. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
29. Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Salonisti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2. Romance (Andante)
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Chanson de Nuit, Op.15, No.1 - Arranged by György Mondvay
Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)
String Quartet No.2 in D: 3. Notturno
Wiegenlied, Op.49, No.4
Berceuse Romantique (Caprice)
Rusalka / Act 1: Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon) [Rusalka, Op.114 - original version - Act 1]
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 - Arr. Cello & Piano: 2. Adagio
Carmen Suite No.1: Intermezzo
Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV.93: 2. Largo
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus": Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" (extract)
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Chants d'Auvergne: 2. Bailero (excerpt)
Gymnopédie No.3 - Orchestrated by Claude Debussy as No.2
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: 3. Clair de lune
Thaďs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
String Quintet in C, D.956: 2. Adagio (excerpt)
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: 2. Adagio
Oboe Concerto In D Minor: 2. Adagio
Serenade for Strings in E, Op.22: 4. Larghetto
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Adagio
Consolation No.3, Lento placido, S.142
Suite No.1 for 2 Pianos, Op.5: 2. A Night For Love
The Gadfly, Op.97: 3. Youth (Romance)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Act 3: Intermčde-Entr'acte (Barcarolle)

Customer Reviews

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 A nice successor to "Romantic Mozart" August 6, 2013 By Nicholas R. (Mt Royal, QC) See All My Reviews "Same idea, with the slow movements selected from mostly well-known compositions by a wide range of composers. This is a budget recording with many cuts taken from old analog recordings, and the age shows. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars." Report Abuse
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