Best Adagios 50

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
EMI's three-disc compilation, Best Adagios 50, is divided into three categories, which may determine its appeal and usefulness to some listeners. Disc 1 is devoted to slow movements taken mostly from Baroque works, including the famous "Canon" by Johann Pachelbel and the spurious "Albinoni Adagio" by Remo Giazotto, along with relaxing music by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frederick Handel; pieces by other later composers, such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; then closing with music by the 20th century's Arvo Pärt and John Tavener. The selections of Disc 2 are exclusively by Mozart, drawing on quiet movements ...
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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
EMI's three-disc compilation, Best Adagios 50, is divided into three categories, which may determine its appeal and usefulness to some listeners. Disc 1 is devoted to slow movements taken mostly from Baroque works, including the famous "Canon" by Johann Pachelbel and the spurious "Albinoni Adagio" by Remo Giazotto, along with relaxing music by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frederick Handel; pieces by other later composers, such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; then closing with music by the 20th century's Arvo Pärt and John Tavener. The selections of Disc 2 are exclusively by Mozart, drawing on quiet movements from his most popular concertos, symphonies, serenades, and other favorites. French Adagios are the topic of Disc 3, and the periods covered are late Romantic and early modern, featuring music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, and Maurice Ravel. Even with the program broken down into these manageable groupings, one still might like one part of the set more than the others, or find that the plan is a bit arbitrary for devoting so much space to Mozart, who is already the subject of another EMI release, Best Mozart 50. But this arrangement of pieces at least has some clarity going for it, unlike other Adagios albums that are randomly laid out, and it's likely that many beginners in classical music will find the package fairly helpful for exploring. As with all such samplers, listeners should regard it as a good starting point, but move on to hear other recordings of full works by these composers.
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  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099945748929
  • Catalog Number: 57489
  • Sales rank: 66,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni): Extract - Tomaso Albinoni & Remo Giazotto (2:42)
  2. 2 Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement - Johann Pachelbel & Andrew Parrott (3:42)
  3. 3 Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: Extract - Gregorio Allegri & Andrew Parrott (5:48)
  4. 4 Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439: 2. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Andrew Parrott (1:44)
  5. 5 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: 2. Largo e pianissimo - Antonio Vivaldi & Christopher Warren-Green (2:43)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: 2. Adagio - Antonio Vivaldi & Christopher Warren-Green (2:08)
  7. 7 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293: 2. Adagio molto - Antonio Vivaldi & Christopher Warren-Green (2:57)
  8. 8 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: 2. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Christopher Warren-Green (2:29)
  9. 9 Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: 2. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Fabio Biondi (2:56)
  10. 10 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055: 2. Larghetto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Melante Amsterdam (4:56)
  11. 11 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo - Johann Sebastian Bach & Melante Amsterdam (2:34)
  12. 12 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Jonathan Rees (6:52)
  13. 13 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 4. Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (3:12)
  14. 14 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air 'on the G string' - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (4:50)
  15. 15 Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 4. Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Ralph Kirshbaum (4:19)
  16. 16 Symphony No. 88 in G major ("Letter V"), H. 1/88: 2. Largo (extract) - Franz Joseph Haydn & La Petite Bande (2:33)
  17. 17 Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: Opening - Giovanni Pergolesi & Véronique Gens (4:46)
  18. 18 Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & London Classical Players (2:41)
  19. 19 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù - George Frideric Handel & David Daniels [countertenor] (3:08)
  20. 20 Solfeggio, for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (4:00)
  21. 21 The Protecting Veil, for cello & orchestra: Conclusion - John Tavener & Steven Isserlis (2:59)
  22. 22 Untitled CD-ROM Track - Unspecified
Disc 2
  1. 1 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ambache Chamber Ensemble (6:48)
  2. 2 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (6:41)
  3. 3 Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: 2. Romanze (extract) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (4:20)
  4. 4 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romanze - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Christopher Warren-Green (5:53)
  5. 5 Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: 2. Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Annie Fischer (9:44)
  6. 6 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: 2. Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Yehudi Menuhin (7:27)
  7. 7 Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (6:17)
  8. 8 Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: 2. Larghetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (8:23)
  9. 9 Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & London Classical Players (3:35)
  10. 10 Clarinet Quintet in A major ("Stadler"), K. 581: 2. Larghetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sabine Meyer (6:29)
  11. 11 Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d): 2. Andante cantabile con espressione (extract) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Jean-Bernard Pommier (2:39)
  12. 12 Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (9:13)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saëns & The Nash Ensemble (2:43)
  2. 2 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan - Camille Saint-Saëns & The Nash Ensemble (2:58)
  3. 3 Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75: Clair de lune - Claude Debussy & Kun Woo Paik (5:44)
  4. 4 Des pas sur la neige, prelude for piano, L. 117/6 - Claude Debussy & Jean-Bernard Pommier (4:30)
  5. 5 La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10 - Claude Debussy & Jean-Bernard Pommier (5:29)
  6. 6 Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (7:31)
  7. 7 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (5:33)
  8. 8 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Introit (extract) - Gabriel Fauré & Michel Corboz (7:16)
  9. 9 Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61: 2. Larghetto - Francis Poulenc & Richard Hickox (5:53)
  10. 10 Concert champêtre, for harpsichord & orchestra, FP 49: 2. Andante - Francis Poulenc & Maggie Cole (6:14)
  11. 11 Gnossienne for piano No. 1 - Erik Satie & Anne Queffélec (3:26)
  12. 12 Gnossienne for piano No. 3 - Erik Satie & Anne Queffélec (2:44)
  13. 13 Piano Concerto in G major: 2. Adagio (extract) - Maurice Ravel & Andrew Litton (4:17)
  14. 14 Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habanera, for voice & piano - Maurice Ravel & Arleen Augér (3:07)
  15. 15 Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra: Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant - Maurice Ravel & Jukka-Pekka Saraste (1:46)
  16. 16 Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra: Le Jardin féérique - Maurice Ravel & Jukka-Pekka Saraste (3:45)
  17. 17 Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra) - Maurice Ravel & Jukka-Pekka Saraste (6:08)
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