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Peaceful Adagios

Album Summary

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Debussy, Claude : Poèmes (7) de Banville
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
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This is the latest release in the popular "Adagio Series": a great selection of soothing and relaxing music as well as a great introduction to the classics. This set includes over 2 + hours of music on two CDs at a special "2 for 1" price.



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Works Details

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: Andante sos
  • Performer: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: Adagio assai
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: Claire de lune
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Horst Stein
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: Aquarium
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Debussy, Claude : Poèmes (7) de Banville
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisum
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Largo
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Girls with Lilies
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913-1914

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita :: Adagio
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge :: Last Sleep of the Virgin
  • Conductor: Raymond Agoult
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
  • Performer: Zoltan Kocsis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: Andante
  • Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Evening Prayer [Abends will ich schlafen gehn]
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893