Movie Adagios

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Movie Adagios gathers two discs' worth of adagios, by composers such as Barber, Mozart, and Bach, that have appeared in films ranging from Platoon to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The selections range from pieces that played a large part in the movies in which they were used, such as the Adagio Sostenuto from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," which appeared in the biopic Immortal Beloved, to pieces from a specially commissioned score, such as "Gabriel's Oboe" from Ennio Morricone's music for The Mission, to evocative choices like Debussy's "Clair de Lune," which appeared in Frankie and Johnny. Since the selections, composers, and performers -- which include the Academy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Movie Adagios gathers two discs' worth of adagios, by composers such as Barber, Mozart, and Bach, that have appeared in films ranging from Platoon to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The selections range from pieces that played a large part in the movies in which they were used, such as the Adagio Sostenuto from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," which appeared in the biopic Immortal Beloved, to pieces from a specially commissioned score, such as "Gabriel's Oboe" from Ennio Morricone's music for The Mission, to evocative choices like Debussy's "Clair de Lune," which appeared in Frankie and Johnny. Since the selections, composers, and performers -- which include the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Renata Tebaldi, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the London Symphony Orchestra -- are first-rate, Movie Adagios could also work well as a classical music primer in addition to a worthwhile compilation for movie music fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946850626
  • Catalog Number: 468506
  • Sales rank: 24,219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua (8:47)
  2. 2 Andante - Radu Lupu (7:18)
  3. 3 O mio babbino caro - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (2:12)
  4. 4 Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra (for the film "Dangerous Moonligh (9:04)
  5. 5 John dunbar Theme (2:31)
  6. 6 Intermezzo (3:14)
  7. 7 Adagio sostenuto (except) - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (4:02)
  8. 8 Gabriel's Oboe - Prague Philharmonia (3:19)
  9. 9 The heart asks pleasure first - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (2:15)
  10. 10 Romance (3:54)
  11. 11 Adagio (5:43)
  12. 12 Soave sia il vento - Tom Krause (2:42)
  13. 13 Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana (5:06)
  14. 14 Largo (3:00)
  15. 15 Adagio sostenuto (6:10)
  16. 16 Adagio (excerpt) (5:18)
  17. 17 Lacrimosa - BBC Symphony Orchestra (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Scene (Opening of Act 2) (3:02)
  2. 2 Barcarolle - L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (4:04)
  3. 3 Adagio un poco mosso - Vladimir Ashkenazy (7:50)
  4. 4 Adagio - Moderato (excerpt) - Julian Lloyd Webber (3:37)
  5. 5 Adagio - Jack Brymer (7:22)
  6. 6 Largo, ma non tanto - Henryk Szeryng (6:32)
  7. 7 Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamas - Frederick Fennell (4:33)
  8. 8 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Prague Philharmonia (3:14)
  9. 9 Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5) [From DeAth in Venic (9:54)
  10. 10 Air - Karl Münchinger (3:46)
  11. 11 Che soave zeffretto (Letter Duet) - Lucia Popp (2:43)
  12. 12 Un bel di (4:56)
  13. 13 Canon in D major - Karl Münchinger (4:35)
  14. 14 Adagio (excerpt) (3:15)
  15. 15 Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/ (4:33)
  16. 16 We have all the time in the world - Prague Philharmonia (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin Davis Conductor
Yehudi Menuhin Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
John Mauceri Conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa Soprano (Vocal)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Renata Tebaldi Soprano (Vocal), Track Performer
Cleveland Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Track Performer
Jack Brymer Clarinet
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Renée Fleming Soprano (Vocal)
Nick Ingman Conductor
Julian Lloyd Webber Cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Neville Marriner Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Frederick Fennell Conductor
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Radu Lupu Piano
Karl Münchinger Conductor
Georg Solti Conductor
Charles Dutoit Conductor
David Zinman Conductor
Janos Starker Cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano
István Kertész Conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Alexander Kerr Violin
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Lucia Popp Vocals, Soprano (Vocal), Track Performer
Riccardo Chailly Conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy Piano, Conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Performing Ensemble
Gianandrea Gavazzeni Conductor
Charles Mackerras Conductor
Henryk Szeryng Violin
Brigitte Fassbaender Vocals
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Performing Ensemble
András Schiff Piano, Conductor
Tom Krause Vocals
Lamberto Gardelli Conductor
György Sebök Piano
Uri Segal Conductor
Prague Philharmonia Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble Performing Ensemble
Radu Lapu Piano
Moshe Atzmon Conductor
Maurice Hasson Violin
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Vienna Haydn Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Alldis Choir Choir, Chorus
Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Weller Quartet String Quartet
Cristina Ortiz Piano
Technical Credits
Samuel Barber Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Claude Debussy Composer
Nick Ingman Arranger
Ennio Morricone Composer
Karl Münchinger Arranger
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