American Adagios

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Corigliano, John : Voyage, for flute & string orchestra
>Canning, Thomas : Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for double string quartet and string orchestra
>Hovhaness, Alan : Alleluia
>Rouse, Christopher : Flute Concerto
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>Copland, Aaron : Variations on a Shaker Melody, for orchestra (arr. from Appalachian Spring)
>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for string quartet
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

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'American Adagios' is a unique concept album that explores the serene and peaceful side of American classical music.



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO (03/27/1981-03/29/1981)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Corigliano, John : Voyage, for flute & string orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Edmund-Davies (Flute)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
  • Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
  • Notes: Abbey Bonne Espérance, Belgium (07/19/1995-07/21/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Canning, Thomas : Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for double string quartet and string orchestra
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (01/21/1997/01/26/1997)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1944

>Hovhaness, Alan : Alleluia
  • Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
  • Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
  • Notes: Basilica of Bonne Espérance, Vellereille-les-Brayeux, Belgium (08/18/1994-08/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1941

>Rouse, Christopher : Flute Concerto :: Anhran
  • Performer: Carol Wincenc (Flute)
  • Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
  • Ensemble: Houston Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Jones Hall, Houston, TX (09/24/1996/10/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1993

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14 :: Andante
  • Performer: Robert McDuffie (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA (07/05/1996-07/06/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Copland, Aaron : Variations on a Shaker Melody, for orchestra (arr. from Appalachian Spring)
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Gershwin, George : Lullaby, for string quartet
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1919

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Arietha Lockhart (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: Church of St. Pierre, Gramant, France (07/26/1994-07/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967