album

100 Best Adagios

100 songs (9 hours and 30 minutes) Released on May 12, 2008
Disc 1
1
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor, "Albinoni's Adagio" (Excerpt, Opening)
Ian Watson/English Chamber Orchestra
2:42
2
Canon and Gigue in D Major, P. 37: I. Canon
Taverner Players & Andrew Parrott
3:41
3
Miserere mei, Deus (Psalm 51)
Gerald Finley, Timothy Beasley-Murray, Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
13:02
4
Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439 "La Notte" (No. 2 from "6 Concerti a flauto traverso", Op. 10) : V. Largo (Il Sonno)
Janet See
1:44
5
Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269 "La primavera" (No. 1 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Largo
London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green
2:43
6
The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315, "Summer": II. Adagio
London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green
2:05
7
Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293, "L'autunno": II. Adagio molto
Christopher Warren-Green
2:57
8
Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" (No. 4 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): II. Largo
London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green
2:29
9
Concerto for Mandolin in C Major, RV 425: II. Largo
Fabio Biondi
2:56
10
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: II. Larghetto
Bob Van Asperen
4:56
11
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Bob Van Asperen
2:34
12
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Various artists & Johann Sebastian Bach feat. Jane Murdoch
6:52
13
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: III. Sarabande
English Chamber Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger
3:12
14
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air
Sir Philip Ledger
4:49
15
Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande
Ralph Kirshbaum
4:19
16
Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob.I/88: II. Largo (Excerpt)
La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
2:33
17
Stabat Mater in F Minor, P. 77: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa (Soprano, Alto)
Véronique Gens, Gérard Lesne & Il Seminario Musicale
4:46
18
Ave verum corpus, K. 618
Sir Roger Norrington
2:41
19
Serse, HWV 40, Act 1: "Ombra mai fu" (Serse)
David Daniels
3:08
20
Solfeggio, for Mixed Choir a cappella
Tönu Kaljuste
4:03
21
The Protecting Veil, for Cello and Strings: No. 8, The Protecting Veil
Steven Isserlis
2:57
Disc 2
1
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
Diana Ambache
6:48
2
Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622: II. Adagio
John Nelson
6:41
3
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466: II. Romance (Excerpt)
Mikhail Pletnev, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Christian Tetzlaff
4:15
4
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525: II. Romanze (Andante)
London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green
5:53
5
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482: II. Andante
Annie Fischer
9:44
6
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: II. Andante
Yehudi Menuhin
7:27
7
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: II. Adagio
Mikhail Pletnev
6:18
8
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491: II. Larghetto
Mikhail Pletnev & Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
8:23
9
Masonic Funeral Music in C Minor, K. 477/479a
London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington
3:35
10
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: II. Larghetto
Sabine Meyer/Wiener Streichsextett & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart feat. Erich Höbarth, Peter Matzka, Rudolf Leopold & Thomas Riebl
6:30
11
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310/300d: II. Andante cantabile con espressione
Jean-Bernard Pommier
2:39
12
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299 / 297c: II. Andantino
Yehudi Menuhin
9:10
Disc 3
1
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
François-René Duchâble
6:12
2
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington
12:37
3
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
Melvyn Tan/London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington
4:06
4
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
François-René Duchâble
5:01
5
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso
Melvyn Tan/London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington
5:47
6
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto
Daniel Harding
5:56
7
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: III. Andante (Excerpt)
Stephen Hough/Bbc Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis/Timothy Hugh
2:59
8
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13: No. 7, Notturno
Sir Charles Mackerras
5:52
9
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": II. Andante con moto
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
10:28
10
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": II. Andante con moto
The Hungarian Quartet
13:54
11
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "The Great": II. Andante con moto
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
14:01
12
Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto
Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley
8:43
13
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: VII. Träumerei
Alexis Weissenberg
2:09
14
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": IV. Feierlich
Bamberger Symphoniker/Christoph Eschenbach
6:55
15
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4, Morgen! "Und morgen wird die Sonne"
Gundula Janowitz
3:48
16
Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103: (Ruhig bewegt)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Marek Janowski
17:19
17
Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, Pt. 3: IV. Adagietto (Excerpt)
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2:54
18
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4: Introduction (Grave, Excerpt) [Sextet Version]
Nash Ensemble
2:52
Disc 4
1
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: VII. Aquarium
Nash Ensemble
2:40
2
Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le Cygne (Andantino grazioso)
Nash Ensemble
2:58
3
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune (Andante très expressif)
Kun Woo Paik
5:43
4
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: VI. Des pas sur la neige (Triste et lent)
Jean-Bernard Pommier
4:30
5
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: X. La Cathédrale engloutie (Profondément calme)
Jean-Bernard Pommier
5:29
6
Elégie, Op. 24: Molto adagio (Orchestral Version)
Paul Tortelier/English Chamber Orchestra
7:31
7
Pavane, Op. 50
Paul Tortelier
5:33
8
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie (Largo - Andante moderato)
Michel Corboz & Ensemble Vocal & Instrumental de Lausanne
7:16
9
Concerto for 2 Pianos in D Minor, FP 61: II. Larghetto
Anne Queffélec feat. Jean-Bernard Pommier
5:49
10
Concert champêtre, FP 49: II. Andante (Mouvement de Sicilienne)
Maggie Cole, Richard Hickox & City of London Sinfonia
6:14
11
6 Gnossiennes: No. 1, Lent
Anne Queffélec
3:25
12
3 Gymnopédies: No. 3, Lent et grave
Anne Queffélec
2:44
13
Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai
Andrew Litton
9:59
14
Vocalise-Etude en forme de Habanera, M. 51: Presque lent et avec indolence (Orch. Hoérée)
Arleen Augér/Philharmonia Orchestra/Libor Pesek
3:07
15
Ma Mère l'Oye (Ballet), M. 62: III. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Excerpt)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste
1:46
16
Ma Mère l'Oye (Ballet), M. 62: VII. Apothéose. Le Jardin féérique (Lent et grave)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3:45
17
Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19 (Orchestral Version)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6:08
Disc 5
1
Suite for Variety Orchestra: VII. Waltz No. 2
Paavo Järvi
3:53
2
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Barcarolle) [Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus]
Sylvain Cambreling feat. Ann Murray & Jessye Norman
4:23
3
Symphonie espagnole in D Minor for Violin, Op. 21: IV. Andante
Christian Tetzlaff & Libor Pesek
6:27
4
Thaïs, Act 2: Méditation (Andante religioso)
Renaud Capuçon
5:17
5
Pictures at an Exhibition: No. 4, Il Vecchio Castello
Sir Charles Mackerras & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
4:35
6
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
Jean-Bernard Pommier, Hallé Orchestra & Lawrence Foster
12:28
7
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton
15:05
8
14 Romances, Op. 34: XIV. Vocalise (Lentamente molto cantabile)
Natalie Dessay
5:20
9
Pulcinella (Complete Ballet): No. 2, Serenata for Tenor "Mentre l'erbetta pasce l'agnella" (Larghetto)
Ann Murray/Martyn Hill/David Thomas/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
3:20
10
3 Nocturnes, Op. 15: II. Larghetto in F-Sharp Major
Mikhail Pletnev
3:41
11
Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth., B. 49
François-René Duchâble
4:11
12
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 4 in E Minor (Largo)
François-René Duchâble
2:27
13
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March": III. Marche funèbre (Lento)
Leif Ove Andsnes
8:26
14
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo
Jean-Bernard Pommier, Hallé Orchestra & Lawrence Foster
7:31
15
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta (Andante)
Augustin Dumay, London Symphony Orchestra & Emil Tchakarov
6:31
16
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique": IV. Adagio lamentoso
Andrew Litton
11:17
Disc 6
1
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a (After "Molto adagio" from String Quartet, Op. 11)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste
7:14
2
Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, B. 83: II. Dumka (Allegretto grazioso)
Lorin Maazel
2:36
3
Dvorak: 8 Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, B. 83: II. Dumka in E Minor (Allegretto scherzando - Allegro vivo)
Lorin Maazel
5:33
4
From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68, B. 133: V. Silent woods (Arr. Dvorak, for Cello and Orchestra, B. 182)
Timothy Walden/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek
5:22
5
Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Act 3: No. 12, The Death of Åse
Paavo Järvi
5:02
6
Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Act IV: No. 13, Prelude. Morning Mood
Paavo Järvi
4:12
7
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio
Leif Ove Andsnes
6:50
8
Holberg Suite, Op. 40: IV. Air (Andante religioso)
Paavo Järvi
5:46
9
Lemminkäinen Suite (Legends of the Kalevala), Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela (Andante molto sostenuto)
Paavo Järvi
9:49
10
2 Pieces from Kuolema, Op. 44: No. 1, Valse triste
Paavo Järvi
4:48
11
Consolations, S. 172: III. Lento placido in D-Flat Major
François René Duchable
3:49
12
Liebesträume, S. 541: No. 3 in A-Flat Major
François-René Duchâble
4:01
13
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for Flute, Harp and Strings
Christopher Warren-Green
4:17
14
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, W389-3: I. Aria in A Minor (Cantilena. Adagio)
Barbara Hendricks feat. Eldon Fox
6:07
15
Floresta do Amazonas (Suite): No. 23, Melodia Sentimental (Arr. for Guitar)
Sharon Isbin
4:05
16
Concierto de Aranjuez, for Guitar: II. Adagio
Sharon Isbin, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne & Lawrence Foster
11:39