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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 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

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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