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Heavenly Adagios

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Caccini, Giulio : Ave Maria
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Anthony Way (treble); Marie Goosens, Marisa Robles (harp); Michael Kennedy, Iona Brown (violin); Julian Lloyd Webber, Miklós Perényi (cello); Pascal Rogé (piano).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
  • Performers: Karl Munchinger; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; Richard Bonynge; Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisium
  • Performer: Charles Dutoit
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Charles Dutoit
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Voice); Richard Bonynge; Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Marie Goossens (Harp); Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166) :: Sleepers awake
  • Performers: New Symphony Orchestra; Raymond Agoult
  • Conductor: Raymond Agoult
  • Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Performers: Vienna Chorus (Harpsichord); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Harpsichord); Herbert Karajan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Piano); Sir Solti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet :: Walk to the paradise garden
  • Performers: Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Piano); Sir Solti (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1901

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performer: Charles Dutoit
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano); James Judd (Cello); Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu (Largo)
  • Performers: English Sinfonia (Treble); Uppingham School Choir (Treble); Neil Page (Treble); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: Neil Page
  • Ensemble: English Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performers: Academy Music (Violin); Iona Brown (Violin); Sir Marriner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Conductor: Pascal Rogé
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Sheep may safely graze
  • Performers: Karl Munchinger; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs") :: Second movement (excerpt)
  • Performers: Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Soprano); Kazimierz Kord; Joanna Kozlowska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazimierz Kord
  • Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1976

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Stabat Mater
  • Performers: Judith Raskin (Soprano); Maureen Lehane (Alto); Orchestra Rossini Di Napoli (Alto); Franco Caracciolo (Alto)
  • Conductor: Franco Caracciolo
  • Ensemble: Naples Rossini Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Caccini, Giulio : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano); James Judd (Cello); Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1600

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performer: Miklós Perényi (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performers: Peter White (Organ); Cambridge St. John's College Choir (Organ); George Guest (Descant)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: Andante molto mosso
  • Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano); Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Karl Munchinger; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Colin Davis (Conductor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performers: Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra; Valery Gergiev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air "Air on a G string"
  • Performers: Academy Music (Violin); Sir Marriner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731