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Adagios: The most relaxing classical music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Dvorak, Ravel, Marcello, Grieg, Mahler et al. / various artsts

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor Op. 13 'Pathétique'
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F Op. 68 'Pastoral'
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor Op. 37
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D Op. 77
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 Op. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor Op. 11
>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C K467 'Elvira Madigan'
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor Op. 18
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A K622
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 5 in B flat D485
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano iNo. 23 in A K488
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C Op. 48
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Notes & Reviews:

In today's hectic world, it is increasingly important to relax and take time out for yourself. This special collection of beautiful and serene adagios will help you do just that. The set features over two hours of soothing music, including many slow movements that are at the emotional core of timeless and best-loved masterpieces. You'll be captivated by the variety of wonderful and instantly recognisable melodies heard here: the wistful spiritual from Dvorák's 'New World' Symphony, the exquisite interweaving lines of Bach's 'Air on a G String', and some of Mozart's most impressive showcases for how to really make an instrument sing in the Clarinet Concerto and 'Elvira Madigan' Piano Concerto. And evocative and atmospheric adagios - such as Grieg's 'Morning' and the slow movement from Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony with its distinctive birdsong calls in the flute, oboe and clarinet - will transport you to another world, far away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Other highlights include some of the most enchanting slow movements in the piano repertoire - such as the poignant Adagio cantabile from Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata and stunning concerto movements by Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninoff - Fauré's intense Élégie for cello, and Mahler's tender and heartbreakingly romantic Adagietto. The emotional power of these adagios is brought to the fore by first-rate orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, under the baton of eminent conductors such as Theodore Kuchar, Herbert Blomstedt and Rudolf Barshai. Other information: Over two hours of music at a bargain price.



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World' :: II. Adagio - Allegro molto
  • Conductor: Otmar Suitner
  • Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D :: II. Air
  • Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F :: III. Poco allegretto
  • Conductor: Jaap Zweden
  • Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor Op. 13 'Pathétique' :: II. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Misha Goldstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Burkhard Glaetzner (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Herbert Bloomstedt
  • Ensemble: Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1717

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G :: II. Adagio assai
  • Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F Op. 68 'Pastoral' :: II. Andante molto mosso (Szene am Bach)
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor Op. 37 :: II. Largo
  • Performer: Shoko Sugitani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Gerard Oskamp
  • Running Time: 12 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D Op. 77 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Borika Van Den Booren (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Marturet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 Op. 46 :: I. Morning mood
  • Conductor: John Rigby
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor Op. 11 :: II. Romance
  • Performer: Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Arie van Beek
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
  • Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dwight Bennett
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 :: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langam
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C K467 'Elvira Madigan' :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dirk Vermeulen
  • Ensemble: Prima La Musica
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor Op. 18 :: II. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Sirenko
  • Running Time: 11 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A K622 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Oskar Michallik (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Siegfried Kurz
  • Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 5 in B flat D485 :: II. Andante con moto
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Running Time: 10 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1816

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano iNo. 23 in A K488 :: II. Andnate
  • Performer: Derek Han (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Feeman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C Op. 48 :: III. Elégie
  • Conductor: Alexander Rudin
  • Ensemble: Musica Viva Ensemble
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880