Relaxing Adagios

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Decca's two-disc set, Relaxing Adagios: Over 2 ½ hours of the world's most peaceful music, pretty much delivers what it promises. The selections are in fact restful, intended to induce a sense of mellow tranquility. The pieces are nicely varied in style, genre, and instrumentation. For listeners looking for recordings with more stylistic homogeneity, Decca produces a number of "Adagio" albums, organized by style or composer (Baroque Adagios, Mozart Adagios) or instrumentation (Guitar Adagios, Romantic Piano Adagios). The pieces on this album range from the Baroque to the post-Romantic eras and are taken from works from a number of genres, including concertos, orchestral ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Decca's two-disc set, Relaxing Adagios: Over 2 ½ hours of the world's most peaceful music, pretty much delivers what it promises. The selections are in fact restful, intended to induce a sense of mellow tranquility. The pieces are nicely varied in style, genre, and instrumentation. For listeners looking for recordings with more stylistic homogeneity, Decca produces a number of "Adagio" albums, organized by style or composer (Baroque Adagios, Mozart Adagios) or instrumentation (Guitar Adagios, Romantic Piano Adagios). The pieces on this album range from the Baroque to the post-Romantic eras and are taken from works from a number of genres, including concertos, orchestral music, chamber music, keyboard music, opera, and choral music. The performances, all taken from Decca's archives, are consistently very fine, and the notes identify the performers so interested listeners should be able to track down the recordings from which these selections were taken. (Purists may want to note that the Baroque pieces are played on modern instruments.) The sound varies from track to track, but is never less than adequate.
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  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947574958
  • Catalog Number: 000666502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Largo, ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (6:33)
  2. 2 Lakmé, opera: Viens, Mallika... Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Due - Léo Delibes & Joan Sutherland (5:09)
  3. 3 String Quartet No. 2 in D major: Notturno - Borodin Quartet & Alexander Borodin (8:17)
  4. 4 Gymnopedie for piano No.3 - Pascal Rogé & Erik Satie (2:36)
  5. 5 Gnossienne, for piano No.3 - Pascal Rogé & Erik Satie (3:14)
  6. 6 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vladimir Ashkenazy (7:48)
  7. 7 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Neville Marriner (4:21)
  8. 8 Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, D. 956 (Op. posth. 163): Adagio [Excerpt] - Franz Schubert & Miklós Perényi (5:42)
  9. 9 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Radu Lupu (7:09)
  10. 10 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Sheep may safely graze - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (4:34)
  11. 11 Te lucis ante terminum (after Casal's Song of the Birds) - Choir of New College, Oxford & Edward Higginbottom (2:26)
  12. 12 Berceuse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite), Op. 56/1 - Katia Labèque & Gabriel Fauré (3:01)
  13. 13 Aritz Adarean, for harp solo - Jesús Guridi & Marisa Robles (2:14)
  14. 14 Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275) - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Luigi Boccherini (3:47)
  15. 15 Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Largo [Excerpt] - Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Antonin Dvorák (5:39)
  16. 16 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Intermezzo - Georges Bizet & Charles Dutoit (2:37)
  17. 17 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Antonio Vivaldi (2:15)
  18. 18 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euridice") - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Christoph Willibald Gluck (6:43)
  19. 19 Crux fidelis (after Handel's Ombra mai fu) - Edward Higginbottom & Choir of New College, Oxford (2:32)
  20. 20 String Quartet in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter): [Excerpt] - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Franz Joseph Haydn (4:01)
  21. 21 Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3, arrangements (4) for strings, P. 172: Italiana - Ottorino Respighi & I Musici (2:58)
  22. 22 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (7:33)
  23. 23 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle) - Jacques Offenbach & Joan Sutherland (4:05)
  24. 24 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming chorus - Giacomo Puccini & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (3:01)
  25. 25 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: Adagio un poco mosso - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vladimir Ashkenazy (7:48)
  26. 26 Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra: Españoleta [Excerpt] - Joaquín Rodrigo & Carlos Bonell (4:47)
  27. 27 The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements - Nicholas Cleobury & Camille Saint-Saëns (3:23)
  28. 28 Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Prelude: Morning Mood - Edvard Grieg & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (4:24)
  29. 29 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (3:53)
  30. 30 Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479: Andante cantabile - Andrés Segovia & Luigi Boccherini (6:18)
  31. 31 Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109 - Frédéric Chopin & Jorge Bolet (5:20)
  32. 32 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Sanctus - Gabriel Fauré & Charles Dutoit (3:07)
  33. 33 Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: Adagio [Excerpt] - Sergey Rachmaninov & Vladimir Ashkenazy (6:52)
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