Adagio: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2

Adagio: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2

     
 

Because Naxos' Adagio: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1, contained many of the relaxing classical hits that nearly everyone knows, Vol. 2 is a peculiar sequel, for the selections on this double disc are not what casual listeners would readily recognize. In that regard, this is the more interesting of the two albums, since the program doesn't cover any obvious orSee more details below

Overview

Because Naxos' Adagio: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1, contained many of the relaxing classical hits that nearly everyone knows, Vol. 2 is a peculiar sequel, for the selections on this double disc are not what casual listeners would readily recognize. In that regard, this is the more interesting of the two albums, since the program doesn't cover any obvious or overly familiar choices, but approaches classical music through less popular but equally deserving works. As before, the tracks are calm and soothing slow movements, taken from concertos and symphonies by such masters as J.S. Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Luigi Boccherini, Tomaso Albinoni, and eight lesser composers who nonetheless wrote soothing and graceful pieces. The performances by rising artists on Naxos' roster are competent and enjoyable, and the tracks are well-balanced digital recordings that won't require any sudden volume adjustments. One must be wary of any compilation that purports to be the last word on its subject, and there is a limitless supply of slow music available for contemplative listening. But Adagio, Vol. 2, is better than many other collections at introducing the newcomer to untried music and should be given due credit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313806270
catalogNumber:
8578062-63
Rank:
360310

Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 131: Adagio quasi andante  - Benjamin Godard  -  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice  - Kirk Trevor  - Chloë Hanslip
  2. Clarinet Concerto No. 7 in E flat major: Adagio  - Carl Stamitz  - Kalman Berkes  - Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  3. Violin Concerto No. 10 in B minor, Op. 19: Adagio  - Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode  - Nicolas Pasquet  - Friedemann Eichhorn  -  South West German Radio Orchestra, Kaiserslautern
  4. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Adagio ma non troppo  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Bohdan Warchal
  5. Symphony No. 36 in C major ("Linz"), K. 425: Poco adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Barry Wordsworth
  6. Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/4: Adagio cantabile  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Camerata Cassovia  - Hae-Won Chang  - Robert Stankovsky
  7. Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, C73/K 3:61: Adagio  - Rosetti Antonio  - Nicolas Pasquet  - Albrecht Holder  -  New Brandenburg Philharmonic
  8. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 3/1: Adagio  - Chevalier de Saint-Georges Joseph Boulogne  - Kevin Mallon  -  Toronto Chamber Orchestra  - Qian Zhou
  9. Cello Concerto in G major, G. 480: Adagio  - Luigi Boccherini  - Anthony Halstead  - Timothy Hugh  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  10. Concerto for 3 (or 2) pianos & orchestra in F major ("Lodron," "Concerto No. 7"), K. 242: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Matyas Antal  -  Concentus Hungaricus  - Jenö Jandó  - Dénes Várjon
  11. Oboe Concerto in C major (Badley C2): Adagio  - Leopold Hofmann  - Béla Drahos  - Stefan Schilli  -  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  12. Violin Concerto in G major (incomlete, attributed): Adagio  - Johann Nepomuk Hummel  - Alexander Trostiansky  -  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra  - Gregory Rose  - Gregory Rose
  13. Easter Oratorio (Oster-Oratorium: "Kommt, eilet und laufet"), BWV 249 (BC D8): Adagio  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Budapest Strings
  14. Symphony in E minor, Vb. 141: Adagio non tanto ma con espressione  - Joseph Martin Kraus  -  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  - Petter Sundkvist
  15. Symphony No. 26 in D minor ("Lamentatione"), H. 1/26: Adagio  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Northern Chamber Orchestra  - Nicholas Ward
  16. Violin Concerto No. 13 in F sharp minor / A major, Op. post.: Adagio  - Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode  - Nicolas Pasquet  - Friedemann Eichhorn  -  South West German Radio Orchestra, Kaiserslautern
  17. Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, violas, cello & continuo No. 12 in C major, Op. 7/12 (T. 7/12): Adagio  - Tomaso Albinoni  - Anthony Camden  - John Georgiadis  -  London Virtuosi
  18. Divertimento No. 2 for flute, oboe, bassoon, 4 horns & strings in D major, K. 131: Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Harald Nerat
  19. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046: Adagio  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Bohdan Warchal
  20. Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479: Adagio  - Luigi Boccherini  - Anthony Halstead  - Timothy Hugh  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  21. Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/9 (possibly spurious): Adagio  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Camerata Cassovia  - Hae-Won Chang  - Robert Stankovsky
  22. Concerto for oboe, harpsichord & orchestra in F major (Badley F1): Adagio cantabile  - Leopold Hofmann  - Béla Drahos  - Jenö Jandó  - Stefan Schilli  - Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  23. Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor ("Triple"), BWV 1044: Adagio ma non tanto e dolce  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Cologne Chamber Orchestra  - Helmut Müller-Brühl
  24. Divertimento No. 15 for 2 horns & strings in B flat major ("Lodron Serenade No 2"), K. 287 (K. 271H): Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Harald Nerat
  25. Concerto à cinque, for 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 12 in D major, Op. 9/12 (T. 9/12): Adagio  - Tomaso Albinoni  - Alison Alty  - Anthony Camden  - John Georgiadis  -  London Virtuosi

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