Largo

Largo

     
 

Largo, a collection of slow music from Naxos, might be considered just another offering in the vast sea of tranquil relaxation albums were it not for its many fine points. The material is consistent, all drawn from the Baroque era with generous presentations of Bach, Handel, Telemann, andSee more details below

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Largo, a collection of slow music from Naxos, might be considered just another offering in the vast sea of tranquil relaxation albums were it not for its many fine points. The material is consistent, all drawn from the Baroque era with generous presentations of Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi evenly spread over its 75-minute duration. The pieces -- predominantly Largo movements extracted from concertos for various instruments -- are tastefully performed without the inflated romanticism or the lush sentimentality frequently passed off on other Baroque compilations. Capella Istropolitana and Camerata Cassovia are among the fine ensembles providing subtle, understated accompaniment to the many superb soloists. Outstanding among them are the violin duo Anna and Quido Hölbling, who are featured in the three Corelli selections, and violinist Takako Nishizaki, whose lustrous tone in the Bach and Vivaldi selections is most memorable. Other soloists, such as oboists Jozef Cejka, József Kiss, and Gabriela Krcková; pianist Hae-won Chang; and flutist Jirí Stivín, to name only a few, represent the wide roster of excellent musicians Naxos has signed, and they all lend their honed skills to this commendable effort. The recorded sound is quite even and resonant throughout, providing an enjoyable listening experience without any need for volume adjustments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/1995
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099595025
catalogNumber:
8550950
Rank:
165835

Tracks

  1. Largo in F major, instrumental arrangement ("Ombra mai fu" from the opera Serse)  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Jozef Cejka  - Richard Edlinger
  2. Concerto for viola, strings & continuo in G major, TWV 51:G9: Largo  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Richard Edlinger  - Ladislav Kyselak
  3. Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6/1  - Arcangelo Corelli  - Jaroslav Krcek  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Anna Hölbling  - Guido Hölbling  - Daniela Ruso
  4. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Largo  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Camerata Cassovia  - Hae-Won Chang  - Robert Stankovsky
  5. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322: Largo, e piano  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Jozef Kopelman
  6. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in B flat major, H. 466, Wq. 164  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  -  Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra  - József Kiss
  7. Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6/3: Largo  - Arcangelo Corelli  - Jaroslav Krcek  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Anna Hölbling  - Guido Hölbling  - Daniela Ruso
  8. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Oliver von Dohnanyi  - Alexander Jablokov  - Takako Nishizaki
  9. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major ("Il piacere"; "Il Cimento" No. 6), Op. 8/6, RV 180: Largo (e cantabile)  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Budapest Strings  - Bela Banfalvi
  10. Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6/5, HWV 323: Largo  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Jozef Kopelman
  11. Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in F major (Tafelmusik II/3), TWV 53:F1  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Richard Edlinger
  12. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6/6: Largo  - Arcangelo Corelli  - Jaroslav Krcek  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Anna Hölbling  - Guido Hölbling  - Daniela Ruso
  13. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C Major, RV 443: Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Oliver von Dohnanyi  - Jirí Stivín
  14. Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op.6/12, HWV 330: Largo  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Jozef Kopelman
  15. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Camerata Cassovia  - Dagoberto Linhares  - Johannes Wildner
  16. Oboe Concerto in G minor (No.3), HWV 287 (possibly spurious): Sarabande (Largo)  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Richard Edlinger
  17. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356: Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Accademia Ziliniana  - Jindrich Pazdera
  18. Alexander's Feast, ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 75: Largo  - George Frideric Handel  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Jozef Kopelman
  19. Double Concerto, for violin & oboe, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 548: Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Jaroslav Krcek  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Gabriela Krckova  - Jiri Pospisil
  20. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Capella Istropolitana  - Stephen Gunzenhauser  - Takako Nishizaki

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