50 Best Adagios

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>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio
>     Extract
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>     Extract
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute Op. 10 'La notte'
>     2. Largo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 'Spring' (The Four Seasons)
>     2. Largo e pianissimo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 2 'Summer' (The Four Seasons)
>     2. Adagio
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 3 'Autumn' (The Four Seasons)
>     2. Adagio molto
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 4 'Winter' (The Four Seasons)
>     2. Largo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C
>     2. Largo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in A
>     2. Larghetto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in F minor
>     2. Largo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1
>     4. Sarabande
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>     Air 'on the G string'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5
>     4. Sarabande
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G
>     2. Largo (extract)
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat mater
>     Opening
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Ombra mai fú
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil
>     Conclusion
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467
>     2. Andante
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet K. 621
>     2. Adagio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20, K. 466
>     2. Romanze (extract)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K. 525
>     2. Romanze
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 22, K. 482
>     2. Andante
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40, K. 550
>     2. Andante
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23, K. 488
>     2. Adagio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24, K. 491
>     2. Larghetto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings K. 491
>     2. Larghetto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 8, K. 310
>     2. Andante cantabile con espressione (extract)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>     2. Andantino
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
>     Aquarium
>     The Swan
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>     Clair de lune
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Fauré, Gabriel : Reuiem
>     Introit (extract)
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for two pianos
>     2. Larghetto
>Poulenc, Francis : Concert champetre
>     2. Andante
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 3
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G
>     2. Adagio (extract)
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>     Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant
>     Le Jardin féérique
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte

Album Summary

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute Op. 10 'La notte'
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 'Spring' (The Four Seasons)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 2 'Summer' (The Four Seasons)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 3 'Autumn' (The Four Seasons)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 4 'Winter' (The Four Seasons)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in A
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in F minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat mater
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet K. 621
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20, K. 466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K. 525
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 22, K. 482
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40, K. 550
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23, K. 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24, K. 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings K. 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 8, K. 310
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Fauré, Gabriel : Reuiem
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for two pianos
>Poulenc, Francis : Concert champetre
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 3
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
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Works Details

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio :: Extract
  • Conductor: Ian Watson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: Extract
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute Op. 10 'La notte' :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 'Spring' (The Four Seasons) :: 2. Largo e pianissimo
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 2 'Summer' (The Four Seasons) :: 2. Adagio
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 3 'Autumn' (The Four Seasons) :: 2. Adagio molto
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 4 'Winter' (The Four Seasons) :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in A :: 2. Larghetto
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Harpsichord Concerto in F minor :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Jonathan Rees (Violin); Jane Murdoch (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1 :: 4. Sarabande
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 :: Air 'on the G string'
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5 :: 4. Sarabande
  • Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G :: 2. Largo (extract)
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Notes: Composition written: 1787.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1787

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat mater :: Opening
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Ombra mai fú
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Solfeggio
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963-1996

>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil :: Conclusion
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Diana Ambache (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet K. 621 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20, K. 466 :: 2. Romanze (extract)
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K. 525 :: 2. Romanze
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 22, K. 482 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Annie Fischer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40, K. 550 :: 2. Andante
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23, K. 488 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24, K. 491 :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: London Classical Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings K. 491 :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Members of the Vienna String Sextet (Members)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1789

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 8, K. 310 :: 2. Andante cantabile con espressione (extract)
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major :: 2. Andantino
  • Performers: Samuel Coles (Flute); Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Aquarium
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Swan
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: Clair de lune
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
  • Performer: Paul Tortelier (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Paul Tortelier
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Reuiem :: Introit (extract)
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for two pianos :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performers: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano); Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932

>Poulenc, Francis : Concert champêtre :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1927-1928

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 3
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G :: 2. Adagio (extract)
  • Performer: Andrew Litton (Piano)
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye :: Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye :: Le Jardin féérique
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899