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Karajan Adagio: Music to Free Your Mind - Over 150 minutes of soothing, calming contemplative classics

Album Summary

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet
>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni)
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>Bizet, Georges : L'Arlesienne, Suite no 1
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto a 6, RV 523
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Respighi, Ottorino : Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, Suite no 3
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6 no 12
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Music to free your mind - over two and a half hours of soothing, calming, contemplative classics played by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by the legendary Herbert von Karajan.

The most successful franchise in classical compilation history - now re-engineered, re-titled, and newly compiled for the 21st century.

This compilation emphasizes classical music's unique power in transporting the listener away from the stresses and strains of modern-day living.

Prepare for soothing sounds that provide an instant escape from the stresses and strains of modern-day living.



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Works Details

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Performer: Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Performer: Frank Maus (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 11 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performer: Karlheinz Zoeller (Flute)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni)
  • Performers: Leon Spierer (Violin); David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 :: Solveig's Song
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Karlheinz Zoeller (Flute)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 9 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Winter (L'inverno). Largo
  • Performer: Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : L'Arlesienne, Suite no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 :: The Death of Åse
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto a 6, RV 523 :: Largo
  • Performers: Emil Maas (Violin); Thomas Brandis (Violin); Ottomar Borwitzky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Prelude
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" :: Romance
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Sibelius, Jean : Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22
  • Performer: Gerhard Stempnik (English Horn)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 :: Élégie
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Respighi, Ottorino : Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, Suite no 3 :: Siciliana
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

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

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

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6 no 12 :: Aria
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Isoldes Liebestod
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859