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Heavenly Adagios


Release Date: 11/04/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000149602   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJules MassenetGabriel FauréErik Satie,   ... 
Performer:  Nigel KennedyMarie GoossensJascha SilbersteinJulian Lloyd Webber,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl MünchingerRichard BonyngeCharles DutoitHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraMontreal Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
2.
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. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
4.
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 
Notes: Arranged: Claude Debussy
This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marie Goossens (Harp), Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
Composition written: France (1900 - 1901). 
8.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  Neil Page
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Sinfonia,  Uppingham School Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
13.
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 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
14.
Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": 2nd movement, Lento e largo by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Joanna Kozlowska (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Polish 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection is a DDD recording. 
15.
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Judith Raskin (Soprano), Maureen Lehane (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Caracciolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Rossini Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16.
Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: David Cullen
This selection is a DDD recording. 
17.
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 39 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
18.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter White (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
20.
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 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
21.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
22.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Marisa Robles 
23.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Russia 
Length: 13 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection is a DDD recording. 
24.
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 14 Secs. 
25.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Granville Bantock 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 It's Heavenly April 12, 2012 By Janet Eagan (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "This is the CD with every classical piece you ever loved.
It is wonderful containing every favorite piece I have known.
They are played by very well known orchestras. It is truly "heavenly" to listen to over and over.

More than that I am very impressed with the customer service of Arkiv Music- I never received the first CD that was sent and without question another one was sent to me.

I am most appreciative."
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