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Lover's Adagio

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello)
>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, opera in 3 acts
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
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2 CD set. This is a great collection for lovers of classical music. Decca. 2006.



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>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: (Excerpt)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: Largo, ma non tanto
  • Performers: Maurice Hasson (Violin); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541 :: Liebestraum no 3
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello) :: Andante sostenuto
  • Performer: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1717

>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus :: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia
  • Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: Andante
  • Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Prelude, Act One
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade :: The Young Prince & the Young Princess
  • Performer: Herman Krebbers (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: Part III. Adagietto
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Intermezzo, Act Two
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 :: "Raindrop" Prelude
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra :: Españoleta (excerpt)
  • Performer: Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 :: Adagio
  • Performers: György Sebök (Piano); János Starker (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude to Act One
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performer: Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, opera in 3 acts :: Méditation
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Theme & Variation / C.A.E.
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907