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Romantic Adagios


Release Date: 06/13/2000 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 466710   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberJules MassenetSergei RachmaninovErik Satie,   ... 
Performer:  Nigel KennedyJean-Yves ThibaudetFranklin CohenVladimir Ashkenazy,   ... 
Conductor:  David ZinmanRichard BonyngeVladimir AshkenazyCharles Dutoit,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. 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. 
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 41 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
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 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Gymnopédie no 3."
Orchestrated: Claude Debussy (1896) 
5. 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: This selection shares a track and timing with "Gymnopédie no 1."
Orchestrated: Claude Debussy (1896) 
6. 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 18 Secs. 
7. Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1950-1954 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8. 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: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9. Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
11. 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 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Russia (1871).
Composition revised: Russia (1888). 
13. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is recorded an ADD recording. 
14. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 51 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 4 Secs. 
16. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
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 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
18. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
19. 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 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
21. 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 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
22. 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 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Thaďs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio sostenuto
3 Gymnopédies - Orch. Claude Debussy: No.1 - Lent et Grave, No.3 - Lent et douloureux
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Kol Nidrei, Op.47 - Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for Cello and Orchestra (Adagio ma non troppo)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": Nimrod (Adagio)
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11: 2. Andante cantabile
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: 2. Adagio
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2. Largo
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 18 (excerpt)
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: 3. Clair de lune
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Adagio
Le Carnaval des Animaux: The Swan
Piano Concerto No.2 In F, Op.102: 2. Andante
Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)

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