Mozart: Adagios

Release Date: 4/13/1999
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894601912
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Now one wonders, if Mozart makes you more relaxed, will more Mozart make you even more relaxed or equally relaxed for a longer period of time? The folks at Decca add fuel to the debate with this more-than-generous collection of adagios, which clocks in at just a shade under two and a half hours. All the favorites are here, the B-flat Serenade for Winds, the 'Elvira Madigan' Piano Concerto, the Concerto for Flute and Harp and much more, but the ever-present question is who's playing, and the answers should give satisfaction.
The star of this show is Vladimir Ashkenazy, whose excellent piano concerto recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra are represented with four selections, while AndrĂ¡s Schiff is heard in the three solo sonata movements. Other notable soloists include violinist Joshua Bell, clarinetists Jack Brymer and Gervaise de Peyer and horn player Barry Tuckwell, accompanied by the likes of the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony and Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. So here's an opportunity to take the phone off the hook for the afternoon and bliss out.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
4. Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k): 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter": 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Antony Pay (Clarinet)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor: Sandor Végh
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Wind Soloists
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Viola), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor: Iona Brown
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
14. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Wind Soloists
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Frances Kelly (Harp )
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
17. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mayumi Fujikawa (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 ;
19. Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mayumi Fujikawa (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 ;
20. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Divertimento for String Quartet in B flat major, K 137 (125b): Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1772 ; Salzburg, Austria
22. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation": 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447: 2nd movement, Romance - Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1784-1787 ; Vienna, Austria
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