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Barber: Adagio for Strings / Violin Concerto Op.14 / Essay Op.12 / Cello Concerto Op 22 / Agnus Dei

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  • Audio CD (7 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001ALYS74
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Adagio for Strings, Op.11 (1988 - Remaster)London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 9:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Violin Concerto Op. 14: I. AllegroElmar Oliveira/St Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin10:57Album Only
Listen  3. Violin Concerto Op. 14: II. AndanteElmar Oliveira/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin 9:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Violin Concerto Op. 14: III. Presto in moto perpetuoElmar Oliveira/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op. 12Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin 9:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cello Concerto, Op.22: I. Allegro moderatoRalph Kirshbaum/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste11:44Album Only
Listen  7. Cello Concerto, Op.22: II. Andante sostenutoRalph Kirshbaum/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste 7:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cello Concerto, Op.22: III. Molto allegro e appassionatoRalph Kirshbaum/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste 8:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Agnus DeiWinchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill 7:40£0.99  Buy MP3 


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barber : Adagio for Strings : Agnus Dei 26 Oct 2012
By Malcolm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album of five of Samuel Barber's works which are
often heard in the concert repertoire is good. I like
it, but rather like a previous reviewer, I find that
something is missing from The Adagio. It does not tug
at the heart strings as much as the Leonard Bernstein
rendition or indeed that of the late Eugene Ormandy.

That said, Andre Previn does coax true emotion out of
the LSO and it is most enjoyable to listen to.

The other pieces are the Violin Concerto Opus14,
Essay No1 Opus 12 and the Cello Concerto Opus 22.
A good introduction to the work of this contemporary
of Bernstein and Copland. Making Barber one of the
foremost composers of his era.

The finale on this album is a return to the Adagio,
this time in vocal form as for a Mass.
In the late 1960's Barber returned to his masterpiece
and created an arrangement of the Agnus Dei set for
a full choir.
The recording here is that of the choir of Winchester
Cathedral under David Hill, a beautiful version.

This CD is one of the less expensive EMI recordings on the
Classics For Pleasure label.
Almost 80 minutes of quality music.
Well worthy of a spin.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great but I prefer the Bernstein version 21 Dec 2010
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Barber's Adagio for Strings - one of the most emotionally stirring pieces I know. I like this recording but Leonard Bernstein's version is better - it seems to flow better and the highly pitched strings are better controlled. However, this recording provides other Barber pieces which Bernstein's does not so you are really deciding whether you want the best recording of the Adagio or a wider range of Barber pieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars adagio for strings 9 Mar 2014
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an excellent cd very good quality and very enjoyable to listen to time and time again. well worth the money
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