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The #1 Adagios Album


Release Date: 08/12/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000082402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachErik SatiePietro MascagniClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Thurston DartJohn LenehanJulian Lloyd WebberGeorge Malcolm,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerCharles DutoitGianandrea GavazzeniFrederick Fennell,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsMontreal Symphony OrchestraNational Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thurston Dart (Harpsichord)
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. 
2. 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: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Debussy
This selection shares track and timing with "Gymnopedie no 3." 
3. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Notes: Arranged: Debussy 
4. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
5. Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Roman Hoffstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This work was previously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn. 
8. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
9. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 2nd movement, Affettuoso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Henryk Szeryng (Violin),
Denis Vigay (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Konstanty Andrzej Kulka (Violin), Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11. 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. 
12. 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. 
13. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Uri Segal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jascha Silberstein (Cello), Marie Goossens (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franklin Cohen (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
18. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
19. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
20. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21. Le tombeau de Couperin: no 5, Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Ralph Gomberg (Oboe)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
22. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
24. Ręverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25. 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. 
26. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
27. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
28. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Maria Teresa Garatti (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 

Sound Samples

Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
3 Gymnopédies - Orch. Claude Debussy: No.1 - Lent et Grave, No.3 - Lent et douloureux
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Arioso (Adagio in G) from Cantata BWV 156
Suite bergamasque - Orch. Henri Pierre Edouard Mouton (1917- ): Clair de lune
String Quartet in F major, Op.3, No.5 (formerly attrib. J. Haydn): Andante cantabile
Vocalise, Op.34 No.14
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 2. Affetuoso
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Thaďs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 18 (excerpt)
Le Carnaval des Animaux: The Swan
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV.93: 2. Largo
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, awake') - Arr. Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946): Excerpt
Carmen Suite No.1: Intermezzo
Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version: 3. Menuet
Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2. Romance (Andante)
Nocturne
Ręverie
Oboe Concerto In D Minor: 2. Adagio
Concerto in C for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, K.299: 2. Andantino
Pavane pour une infante défunte - Orchestral version
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

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