Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

See Wishlist
Albinoni: Concertos Op.9 Nos.1-12 (2 CDs)
 
See larger image
 

Albinoni: Concertos Op.9 Nos.1-12 (2 CDs)

6 Sep 1999 | Format: MP3

£6.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £16.65 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:24
30
2
1:13
30
3
2:08
30
4
4:11
30
5
5:30
30
6
2:29
30
7
4:21
30
8
2:12
30
9
3:24
30
10
3:25
30
11
2:07
30
12
2:52
30
13
3:38
30
14
1:53
30
15
3:00
30
16
3:32
30
17
3:02
30
18
2:39
Disc 2
30
1
3:23
30
2
5:25
30
3
2:41
30
4
4:00
30
5
2:44
30
6
3:27
30
7
3:48
30
8
2:51
30
9
3:39
30
10
3:33
30
11
3:22
30
12
3:34
30
13
4:26
30
14
3:33
30
15
3:10
30
16
3:06
30
17
2:32
30
18
1:29


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 April 2007
  • Release Date: 12 April 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Decca Music Group Limited
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:55:43
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001LQMUFA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,250 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 10 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By L. Hunt on 3 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
From the first notes of the first concerto, it is easy to tell that the playing is going to sparkle. Manze and the Academy of Ancient music are on top form, enthusing the music with warm and virtuosity. The result is immensely satisfying to listen to. And Gramophone Magazine has a similar, if more informed, opinion: "I seem never to tire of these endlessly charming works and it is this set that perhaps contains Albinoni's crowning achievement in the concerto sphere, a lyrical Adagio for solo oboe with a simple string arpeggio accompaniment belonging to the Second Concerto... None of this is lost either on the three accomplished soloists - Andrew Manze, Frank de Bruine and Alfredo Bernardini - or the strings of the Academy of Ancient Music which provide lively and sensitive support. In short, the set affords uninterrupted pleasure from start to finish."

There are so many good bits... but the Concerto for oboe in D minor, Op.9/2: Adagio (Track 5) is sublime. I've heard lots of recordings of this on the radio, but this is the one that stands out and makes the CD worth buying for just this 5min 30 sec! It's the smoothest, least affected version. The oboist, Frank de Bruine, manages to make the notes soar effortlessly without faltering - the result is pure relaxation to listen to.

The rest of the concertos are a delight too. Both elegant and lively, they are as good as Baroque playing gets.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Hanna Brightman on 4 Sep 2010
Format: Audio CD
I heard Tomaso Albinoni's music occasionally on the radio and decided to buy his famous twelve concertos for violin and oboes. They have been a revelation to me, as I was only really familar with Vivaldi, Handel and Back from the Baroque composers. To say Albinoni's music is beautiful is not enough. It is truly timeless and divine. I came home after a hard work's week, stressed, tired and put Albinoni on. Suddenly a sense of peace descended on me, I felt as if for a while I was able to detach myself from my body and fly somewhere up to the sky from where I looked down on myself, and our world, and...as the majestic notes gently caressed my ears, my whole soul was moved. All our problems, our lives's woes and little conflicts became utterly irrelevant. I would not call myself a classical music buff and listen to a wide variety from rock, grunge and electronica to latin, pop and even country and folk. But Albinoni is really accessible to absolutely anyone anywhere, his music transcends trends, styles and time. It speaks universal language of the human soul. Shivers went down my spine and I sat there in total disbelief at the amazing sounds playing on my CD player. My whole being was moved to the core. I have made a good friend in Albinoni and will treasure his company from now on. Am looking forward to the London bike Skyride tomorrow with Albinoni on my ipod.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 10 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a really good double CD of some of Albinoni's best music, very well performed by the invariably excellent Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood.

This is rather underrated music, I think. It's certainly much more than the pleasant baroque wallpaper which many people think Albinoni to be. The adagio of Op.9 No.2, for example, is one of the loveliest movements I know in a baroque concerto. These are very fine performances, too, which bring out the verve, joy and sheer beauty of these concertos. Andrew Manze is always brilliant, but the oboists are also excellent. Frank de Bruine in particular has a lovely, flowing, effortless sound and I find that I prefer this set to my old CM90/Standage set with Anthony Robson, who by comparison seems a little plodding in his articulation and phrasing.

It isn't surprising that Andrew Manze and Christopher Hogwood, two real giants of Baroque performance, should bring something special to these concerti and the playing of Frank de Bruine is a real bonus. It's a lovely set and very warmly recommended
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By F. M. Muse VINE VOICE on 13 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
Albinoni was a contemporary of Vivaldi, and upon first hearing, some of the allegro's here put one in mind of Vivaldi, yet upon further listening, a deeper, sometimes more reflective feel unfolds. Certainly a number of the pieces here show the unmistakeable influence of the earlier Arcangelo Corelli and are none the worse for all that; Corelli's compositional technique is believed to have been a significant influence on Bach.

There is music here which is by turns lively and stately, more or less reflecting the written form: allegro-adagio-allegro and the sonorities evoked by this ensemble are both contrasting and wonderful. The warmth of the period instrumentation is undoubtedly enhanced by the all-digital recording and the engineering and editing succeed in addressing any potential issues arising from recordings made in different locations, several years apart.

The musicianship, compositions and sound quality are first rate and this collection can be confidently recommended to anyone with a penchant for the baroque, and I would regard this set as a key acquisition for anyone starting to collect classical music. These are Venetian treats from a musically golden age.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HNS on 20 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
Fantastic record.
Both really good for easy listening, and close listening. The Academy of Ancient Music with Hogwood, Manze, de Bruine and Bernardini really bring thes concertos to life and you can hear the vivid and fragile sound of the period instruments. Highly recommended!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category