Adagio for Relaxation

Audio Samples

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>     no 2, Adagio assai
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e)
>     no 2, Andante ma adagio
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
>     Adagio
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     no 2, Adagio
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Variation 9 (Nimrod), Adagio
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>     no 3, Adagietto
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

This selection contains both DDD and ADD recordings.

This individual compilation taps into the spiritual mind and soul of relaxation. "Adagio" refers to the meaning "at ease," and this particular album exudes many moods in song for an alluring sonic adventure. Ten selections of some of classical music's most innovating composers and musicians are included -- Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Pietro Mascagni, and more. Adagio for Relaxation is one of the various selections to the RCA Classics series. ~ MacKenzie Wilson



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: no 2, Adagio assai
  • Performer: Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) :: no 2, Andante ma adagio
  • Performer: Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Alexander Schneider
  • Notes: Composition written: 1774.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1774
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Jules Eskin (Cello); Sherman Walt (Bassoon); Gino Cioffi (Clarinet); Bernard Zighera (Harp); Doriot Dwyer (Flute)
  • Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1800-1801
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: no 2, Adagio
  • Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Variation 9 (Nimrod), Adagio
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Performer: Paul Nicholson (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: no 3, Adagietto
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902
  • Studio/Live: Studio