Violin Adagios

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Continuing their Adagios series, the folks at Decca have combed the archives once again and assembled another soothing collection of beautiful melodies, Violin Adagios. This time the soulful sound of the violin takes center stage in a program of the most memorable slow-paced music written for the instrument. Opening with Kennedy's rendition of Massenet's mournful "Meditation" from Thaïs, the double-disc set continues with performances by legends like Arthur Grumiaux and Henryk Szeryng, along with newly minted stars such as Joshua Bell, Kyung-Wha Chung, and Leila Josefowicz. And all the essential composers -- from Bach to Beethoven to Brahms -- are represented, too, on this album in celebration of the violin, that ...
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Continuing their Adagios series, the folks at Decca have combed the archives once again and assembled another soothing collection of beautiful melodies, Violin Adagios. This time the soulful sound of the violin takes center stage in a program of the most memorable slow-paced music written for the instrument. Opening with Kennedy's rendition of Massenet's mournful "Meditation" from Thaïs, the double-disc set continues with performances by legends like Arthur Grumiaux and Henryk Szeryng, along with newly minted stars such as Joshua Bell, Kyung-Wha Chung, and Leila Josefowicz. And all the essential composers -- from Bach to Beethoven to Brahms -- are represented, too, on this album in celebration of the violin, that most lyrical of instruments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946767528
  • Catalog Number: 467675
  • Sales rank: 27,151

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thäis") - Jules Massenet & Richard Bonynge (5:42)
  2. 2 Violin Concerto No.1, in G minor, Op. 26: Adagio - Max Bruch & Kyung-Wha Chung (8:43)
  3. 3 Violin Concerto ("L'inverno", The Four Seasons), for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("Il cimento" No. 4) Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Neville Marriner (2:24)
  4. 4 Concerto for 2 violins & strings in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Largo, ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (6:32)
  5. 5 Adagio for violin & orchestra in E major, K. 261 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Alexander Gibson (6:45)
  6. 6 Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Phillip Moll (5:30)
  7. 7 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: Adagio - Johannes Brahms & Joshua Bell (9:12)
  8. 8 Violin Concerto, Op. 14: Andante - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Samuel Barber (8:49)
  9. 9 Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) for violin & piano (transcriptin of Gluck's Lento from Orfeo ed Euridice) - Arthur Grumiaux & Fritz Kreisler (2:49)
  10. 10 Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring") Op. 24: Adagio molt espressivo - Ludwig van Beethoven & Itzhak Perlman (6:29)
  11. 11 Violin Concerto, for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano) in D major, Op. 35: Canzonetta: Andante - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Neville Marriner (7:01)
  12. 12 Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4) - Arthur Grumiaux & Antonin Dvorák (2:11)
  13. 13 None but the lonely heart, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/6 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & London Festival Orchestra and Chorus (3:28)
  14. 14 The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance - Dmitry Shostakovich & Riccardo Chailly (3:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (7:52)
  2. 2 Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: Adagio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Midori (6:36)
  3. 3 Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12 - Phillip Moll & Edward Elgar (2:58)
  4. 4 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6) - Franz Schubert & Arthur Grumiaux (4:15)
  5. 5 Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A minor (L'estro armonico No. 8), Op. 3/8, RV 522: Larghetto - Antonio Vivaldi & Midori (4:33)
  6. 6 Violin Sonata in D major, Op.1/13, HWV 371: Larghetto - Iona Brown & George Frideric Handel (2:33)
  7. 7 Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (7:37)
  8. 8 Liebesleid "Love's Sorrow" for violin & piano - Fritz Kreisler & Joshua Bell (3:44)
  9. 9 Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Andante - Felix Mendelssohn & Kyung-Wha Chung (7:23)
  10. 10 Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42: Mélodie - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Phillip Moll (3:39)
  11. 11 Violin Concerto, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 47: Adagio di molto - André Previn & Jean Sibelius (8:12)
  12. 12 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: Romance: Andante - Erich Wolfgang Korngold & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (8:56)
  13. 13 Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4 - Franz Schubert & Arthur Grumiaux (2:40)
  14. 14 Estrellita for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Arthur Grumiaux & Manuel Ponce (3:05)
  15. 15 Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on a G String - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (5:12)
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