LITTLE BIG ADAGIO BOX

2+ HOURS OF MUSIC

TRACK LISTING

1. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
Camerata of St. Andrew; Leonard Friedman, conductor

2. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Mandolin, Strings and Continuo in C Major, R. 425: II. Larghetto
Alirio Diaz, guitar; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

3. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hoboken I:99): II. Adagio
Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike, conductor

4. George Frederic Handel: Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord,Op. 1, #1B: III. Adagio
Paula Robison, flute; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello

5. Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”, Op. 95: II. Largo
Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor

6. George Frederic Handel: Oboe Concerto No. 8 in B flat Major: III. Siciliana
Andre Lardrot, oboe; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, K. 314: II. Andante ma non troppo
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

8. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Guitar, Strings and Continuo in A Major: II. Largo
Alirio Diaz, guitar; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K. 364, 2. Andante
Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, violin; Thomas Kakusa, viola

10. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano in C Minor, K. 491: II. Larghetto
Denis Matthews, piano; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarovsky, conductor

11. Peter Illytch Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23: II. Andante semplice
John Ogden, piano; London Symphony Orchestra; Pierre Monteux, conductor

12. Tomaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D Major, Op. 7 No. 3: II. Adagio
André Lardrot, oboe; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

13. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin Number 2 in D Major, K. 211: II. Andante
Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, violin & conductor

14. Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts, Sonata No. 9 in F, Z. 810: II. Adagio
Grenville Jones; Peter Gibbs; Desmond duPre; George Malcolm, conductor

15. George Frederic Handel: Water Music Suite in F Major: Adagio e staccato
English Chamber Orchestra; Johannes Somary, conductor

16. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 45 (Hoboken I:45): II. Adagio
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

17. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 47 in G Major (Hoboken I:47): II. Un poco adagio, cantabile
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

18. Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
Camerata of St. Andrew; Leonard Friedman, conductor

19. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No.  3 for Violin in G Major, K. 216: II. Adagio
Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, conductor

20. George Frederic Handel: Largo (from Xerxes)
Camerata of St. Andrew; Leonard Friedman, conductor

21. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Horn in E-flat Major, K. 447: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Albert Linder, horn, Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor

22. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 23 for Piano in D Minor, K. 466: II. Romance
Denis Mathews, piano; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor

23. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4, Op. 8, RV 297 “L’inverno” (Winter): II. Largo
Jan Tomosow, violin; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

24. Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Keyboard No. 2 in D Major (Hoboken XVIII:2): II. Adagio molto
Grethe Krogh, piano; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Mogens Woldike, conductor

25. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute in G Minor, RV 439, “La Notte”: II. Sonno (Largo)
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

26. Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto No. 11 for Keyboard in D Major (Hoboken XVIII:11): II.  Un poco adagio
Erna Heiller, keyboard; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Franz Litschauer, conductor

27. Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto “Saint Marc” in B Major: III. Andante
Martin Berinbaum, trumpet; English Chamber Orchestra; Johannes Somary, conductor

28. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 2 for Horn in E-flat Major, K. 417: II. Andante
Albert Linder, horn; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor

29. Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio for Strings in G Minor
Camerata of St. Andrew; Leonard Friedman, conductor

30. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony Number 29 in A Major, K. 186a: II. Andante
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Iona Brown, conductor

31. Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Camerata of St. Andrew; Leonard Friedman, conductor

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Upon announcing the set, someone on the old “social media” declared it was a good time to slow down anyway…so with our release of “The Little Box of Adagios”, we invite everyone to take a breath, relax and take some time to listen.

Fast, slow, fast – the standard tempo variations of much of the baroque era’s orchestral and solo instrumental music. As the music reflected the architecture, life did not reflect the music. Does slow represent one-third of a lifestyle? Ah, the enlightened among us say yes, even more than one-third. But the rest of us who are too busy to chase enlightenment, we need assistance from the world of classical music to slow it down a bit and grab a few minutes of peace and serenity from their compositions.

Sometimes in these blogs we discuss the music that has been unheard from the Bach Guild vaults, or tell stories of the recordings, but in this case, we have simply to say, the majority of what you’ll here is from the baroque recordings from the Bach Guild recordings. We've put all of the key artists from the label.

We've left some of the late classical and romantic adagios out so create a smoothness of transitions, and a consistency of mood. Our adagios are mostly upbeat and joyful, we've left some of the more melancholy and sad adagios out, but maybe they'll be put together in another selection soon.

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