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The Very Best of Adagio / Karajan

Album Summary

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
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The "Very Best of Adagio" features over 2 hours of music on two CDs, specially priced at a "2 for 1" price.



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Works Details

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Performers: Leon Spierer (Violin); David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 :: Solveig's Song
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: Romance
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performer: Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Performer: Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on a G String
  • Performer: David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22
  • Performer: Gerhard Stempnik (English Horn)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement) :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performer: Karlheinz Zöller (Flute)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Åse's Death
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr'acte III
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Aria
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 :: Allegretto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Isoldes Liebestod
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859