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Midnight Adagios

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>     Romance
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     Adagio sostenuto
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>     Notturno
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>     Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
>Kreisler, Fritz : Berceuse romantique, Op. 9
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     O silver moon
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>     Adagio un poco mosso
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>     Adagio (excerpt)
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>     Intermezzo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>     Largo
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
>     Excerpt
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>     Excerpt
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>     Air on a G string
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>     Méditation
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>     Andante
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>     Andante (excerpt)
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     Adagio
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>     Adagio
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings
>     Larghetto
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>     Adagio
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux"
>     La Nuit, l'Amour
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>     Romance
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>     Barcarolle

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>Kreisler, Fritz : Berceuse romantique, Op. 9
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

This selection features both ADD and DDD recordings.

Personnel: Marisa Robles (harp); Joshua Bell , Nigel Kennedy (violin); Miklós Perényi , Janos Starker (cello); Heinz Holliger (oboe); György Sebök, André Previn , Vladimir Ashkenazy, Paul Coker, Rhonda Gillespie, Pascal Rogé (piano).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: Romance
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Performer: I Salonst
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major :: Notturno
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Kreisler, Fritz : Berceuse romantique, Op. 9
  • Performers: Joshua Bell (Violin); Paul Coker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: O silver moon
  • Performers: Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Pilar Lorengar
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performers: Cleveland Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performers: György Sebök (Piano); János Starker (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1 :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Largo
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra; Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro :: Excerpt
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

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

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra; Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 :: Andante (excerpt)
  • Performer: Miklós Perényi (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Takács String Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: Adagio
  • Performers: I Musici (Strings); Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade for Strings :: Larghetto
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 11 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Rhondda Gillespie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux" :: La Nuit, l'Amour
  • Performers: Andre Previn (Piano); Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Alexander Kerr (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta