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Barber: Adagio For Strings; Ives, Copland, Creston / Marriner, Asmf


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417818   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberCharles IvesAaron CoplandHenry Cowell,   ... 
Performer:  Celia NicklinMichael Laird
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Marriner's 1976 performance of Barber's Adagio is arguably the most satisfying version we have had since the war...[His] version [of Copland's Quiet City] is unsurpassed, both poetic and evocative, and the playing of the trumpet and cor anglais soloists is of the highest order...A Rumor is a witty and engaging piece and is played here with plenty of character by the Academy under Sir Neville Marriner. It completes a thoroughly rewarding and approachable disc of twentieth-century American music that deserves the widest currency."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
"Marriner's 1976 performance of Barber's Adagio is arguably the most satisfying version we have had since the war...[His] version [of Copland's Quiet City] is unsurpassed, both poetic and evocative, and the playing of the trumpet and cor anglais soloists is of the highest order...A Rumor is a witty and engaging piece and is played here with plenty of character by the Academy under Sir Neville Marriner. It completes a thoroughly rewarding and approachable disc of twentieth-century American music that deserves the widest currency."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
2. Symphony no 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
3. Quiet City by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Celia Nicklin (English Horn), Michael Laird (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
4. Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 10 for Oboe and Strings by Henry Cowell
Performer:  Celia Nicklin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
5. A rumor by Paul Creston
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 

Sound Samples

Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Symphony No.3 - "The Camp Meeting": 1. Old Folks Gatherin' (Andante maestoso)
Symphony No.3 - "The Camp Meeting": 2. Children's Day (Allegro moderato)
Symphony No.3 - "The Camp Meeting": 3. Communion (Largo)
Quiet City for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.10 (1955) for oboe & strings
A Rumor

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