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100 Best Adagios

Ian Watson (harpsichord, director, organ), Timothy Beasley-Murray (soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone), Janet See (flute), Christopher Warren-Green (director, violin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin), Bob van Asperen (lead vocals, harpsichord), Jane Murdoch (violin), Jonathan Rees (violin), Ralph...

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Contents

Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Work length2:42
  • Ian Watson (director), Ian Watson (harpsichord), Ian Watson (organ)
  • English Chamber Orchestra

Pachelbel: Canon

Work length3:41
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

Work length13:02
  • Gerald Finley (baritone), Timothy Beasley-Murray (counter-tenor)
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury

 Excerpt, Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 'La notte'

Work length1:44
  • Janet See (flute)
  • Taverner Players
  • Andrew Parrott

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre

Work length2:43
  • Christopher Warren-Green (violin)
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): II. Adagio

Work length2:05
  • Christopher Warren-Green (violin)
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 3 in F (L'autunno) RV293 (Op. 8 No. 3): II. Adagio

Work length2:57
  • Christopher Warren-Green (violin)
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297: Largo

Work length2:29
  • Christopher Warren-Green (violin)
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425: II. Largo

Work length2:56
  • Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin)
  • Europa Galante
  • Fabio Biondi

Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV1055: 2. Larghetto

Work length4:56
  • Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
  • Concerto Melante
  • Bob van Asperen

Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056: II. Largo

Work length2:34
  • Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
  • Concerto Melante
  • Bob van Asperen

Bach, J S: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Largo ma non tanto

Work length6:52
  • Jane Murdoch (violin), Jonathan Rees (violin)
  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Jonathan Rees

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande

Work length3:12
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Philip Ledger

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Work length4:49
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Philip Ledger

Bach, J S: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011: Sarabande

Work length4:19
  • Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)

Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major - Largo

Work length2:33
  • La Petite Bande
  • Sigiswald Kuijken

Pergolesi: Stabat mater: Opening duet

Work length4:46
  • Véronique Gens (soprano), Gérard Lesne (counter-tenor)
  • Il seminario Musicale
  • Gérard Lesne

Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618

Work length2:41
  • Schütz Choir of London, London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Work length3:08
  • David Daniels (counter-tenor)
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Pärt: Solfeggio

Work length4:03
  • Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Tõnu Kaljuste

Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Work length2:57
  • Steven Isserlis (cello)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' - Andante

Work length6:48
  • Diana Ambache (piano)
  • Ambache Chamber Orchestra
  • Diana Ambache

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A Major, K622 (Second Movement - Adagio)

Work length6:41
  • Paul Meyer (clarinet)
  • Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • John Nelson

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 (Cadenzas by Beethoven): II. Romanze

Work length4:15
  • Christian Tetzlaff, Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Mikhail Pletnev

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525: II. Romanza (Andante)

Work length5:53
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat K482 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Andante

Work length9:44
  • Annie Fischer (piano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550 (2nd version, with clarinets)

Work length7:27
  • Sinfonia Varsovia
  • Yehudi Menuhin

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488: II. Andante

Work length6:17
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Mikhail Pletnev

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 (Cadenza by Pletnev): II. Larghetto

Work length8:23
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Mikhail Pletnev

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477

Work length3:35
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 - Larghetto

Work length6:30
  • Wiener Streichsextett, Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Erich Höbarth (violin), Peter Matzka (violin), Rudolf Leopold (cello), Thomas Riebl (viola)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310: Andante

Work length2:39
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto in C major, K299 - Andantino

Work length9:12
  • Naoko Yoshino (harp), Samuel Coles (flute)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Yehudi Menuhin

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

Work length6:12
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op. 55, 'Eroica': II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)

Work length12:37
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58: II. Andante con moto (quaver = 84)

Work length4:06
  • Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique': 2. Adagio cantabile

Work length5:01
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor' - Adagio un poco mosso

Work length5:47
  • Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
  • London Classical Players
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: Poco Allegretto

Work length5:56
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Daniel Harding

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op.83: III. Andante

Work length2:59
  • Stephen Hough (piano), Timothy Hugh (cello)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nickolas Ashford
  • Sir Andrew Davis

 Excerpt, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Work length5:52
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 D759, 'Unfinished' (completed Newbold): II. Andante con moto

Work length10:28
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D.810 'La Jeune Fille et la mort' (1996 Digital Remaster): Andante con moto

Work length13:54
  • Hungarian Quartet (string quartet), Alexander Moskowsky (violin), Denes Koromzay (viola), Gabor Magyar (cello), Zoltán Székely (violin)

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major D944, 'Great': II. Andante con moto

Work length14:00
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto

Work length8:43
  • Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Frank Braley (piano)

Schumann: Träumerei (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)

Work length2:09
  • Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 97, 'Rhenish': IV. Feierlich

Work length6:55
  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Christoph Eschenbach

Strauss, R: Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Work length3:48
  • Peter Manning, Gundula Janowitz (soprano)
  • Academy of London
  • Richard Stamp

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Work length17:19
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Marek Janowski

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Work length2:54
  • Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4: Grave ('Zwei Menschen gehn')

Work length2:52
  • The Nash Ensemble, Christopher van Kampen (cello), Elizabeth Layton (violin), Marcia Crayford (violin), Moray Welsh (cello), Roger Chase (viola), Yuko Inoue (viola)

 Excerpt, Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux

Work length5:38
  • The Nash Ensemble

The Aquarium

Track length2:40

The Swan

Track length2:58

Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Work length5:43
  • Kun-Woo Paik (piano)

Debussy: Des pas sur le neige (from Préludes - Book 1)

Work length4:30
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie (from Préludes - Book 1)

Work length5:29
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

Fauré: Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

Work length7:31
  • Paul Tortelier (cello)
  • English Chamber Orchestra

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Work length5:33
  • Paul Tortelier (cello)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Paul Tortelier

Fauré: Requiem Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie

Work length7:16
  • Ensemble Vocal & Instrumental de Lausanne
  • Michel Corboz

 Excerpt, Poulenc: Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Work length5:49
  • Anne Queffélec (piano), Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox

 Excerpt, Poulenc: Concert champêtre

Work length6:14
  • Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox

Satie: Gnossienne No. 1

Work length3:25
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Satie: Gymnopédie No. 3

Work length2:44
  • Anne Queffélec (piano)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major: Adagio assai

Work length9:59
  • Andrew Litton (piano)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton

Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Work length3:07
  • Arleen Auger (soprano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Libor Pešek

 Excerpt, Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye

Work length5:31
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant

Track length1:46

Interlude & Apothèose: Le Jardin féerique

Track length3:45

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

Work length6:08
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2 - Waltz No. 2

Work length3:53
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Paavo Järvi

Offenbach: Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Work length4:23
  • Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Jessye Norman (soprano)
  • Choeurs de l’Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, Orchestre de l’Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles
  • Sylvain Cambreling

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole Op. 21: IV. Andante

Work length6:27
  • Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals), Tschechische Philharmonie (performed by)
  • Libor Pešek

Massenet: Meditation (from Thaïs)

Work length5:17
  • Renaud Capuçon (violin)
  • Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  • Daniel Harding

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: The Old Castle

Work length4:35
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Simon Haram (saxophone)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto

Work length12:28
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Lawrence Foster

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 - Adagio

Work length15:05
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton

Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Work length5:20
  • Natalie Dessay (soprano)
  • Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester
  • Michael Schønwandt

Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Complete Ballet: 2. Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta pasce l'agnella (tenor)

Work length3:20
  • Ann Murray, David Thomas, Martyn Hill (tenor)
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox

Chopin: Nocturnes: No. 5 in F sharp Op. 15 No. 2

Work length3:41
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Chopin: Nocturne No. 21 in C minor, BI 108

Work length4:11
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

Work length2:27
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre': 3rd movement (Funeral March)

Work length8:26
  • Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, Andantino semplice

Work length7:30
  • Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Lawrence Foster

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta

Work length6:31
  • Augustin Dumay (violin)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Emil Tchakarov

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique' Op. 74: IV. Adagio lamentoso

Work length11:17
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton

Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Work length7:14
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Work length2:36
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Lorin Maazel

Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, B.83: (Op.46 - Nos. 1-8); B.147 (Op.72 - Nos. 1-8): No. 2 in E Minor: Dumka (Allegretto scherzando - Allegro vivo), Op.46

Work length5:33
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Lorin Maazel

Dvořák: Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Work length5:22
  • Timothy Walden (cello)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Libor Pešek

Grieg: Peer Gynt: No. 12: The death of Ase (Prelude to Act 3)

Work length5:02
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Grieg: Morning (from Peer Gynt)

Work length4:12
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: Adagio

Work length6:50
  • Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dmitri Kitayenko

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40: Air

Work length5:46
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela (from Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22)

Work length9:49
  • Elemér Lavotha (cello), Jesper Harryson (cor anglais)
  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Sibelius: Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Work length4:48
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi

Liszt: Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

Work length3:49
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Liszt: Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Work length4:01
  • François-René Duchâble (piano)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Work length4:17
  • Jonathan Snowden (flute), Skaila Kanga (harp)
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Warren-Green

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

Work length6:07
  • Barbara Hendricks (vocals), Eldon Fox (cello)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Enrique Bátiz

Villa-Lobos: Sentimental Melody (from Forest of the Amazon)

Work length4:05
  • Sharon Isbin (guitar), Simon Foster (executiveproducer)

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio

Work length11:38
  • Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Sharon Isbin (guitar), Markus Häberling (horn)
  • Lawrence Foster