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  • Audio CD (31 Jan. 2000)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00004C8TG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,486 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 8:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Massenet: Thaïs / Acte Deux - Méditation religieuse - SymphonieRichard Bonynge 5:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenutoVladimir Ashkenazy11:27£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - Orch. Claude Debussy - No.1 - Lent et Grave, No.3 - Lent et douloureuxOrchestre Symphonique de Montréal 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 - 2. AdagioThe Cleveland Orchestra 7:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Khachaturian: Spartacus - Adagio Of Spartacus And PhrygiaAram Il'yich Khachaturian 9:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight" - 1. Adagio sostenutoVladimir Ashkenazy 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op.47 - Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for Cello and Orchestra (Adagio ma non troppo)Vladimir Ashkenazy10:09£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio)Sir Georg Solti 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor - 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)Sir Georg Solti 9:54£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 7:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11 - 2. Andante cantabileRaymond Agoult 8:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 2. AdagioKyung Wha Chung 8:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dvorák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World" - 2. LargoThe Cleveland Orchestra11:50£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18 (excerpt)Jean-Yves Thibaudet 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - IntermezzoGianandrea Gavazzeni 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - 3. Clair de lunePascal Rogé 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. AdagioOrchestre Symphonique de Montréal10:55£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - The SwanMarie Goossens 3:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 In F, Op.102 - 2. AndanteVladimir Ashkenazy 7:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Fauré: Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 6:40£0.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2009
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Adagio is a slow tempo or the slow movement of a piece of music. This 2 CD compilation of romantic adagios was one of the early releases by Decca in 1999, to kick start their Adagio series. It says in the disc sleeves that it is called Romantic adagios or 'adult only music' but I beg to disagree because I know some youth and teenagers who actually appreciate adagios. Music touches something eternal within us, and whether child or adult our spirits can be touched by that which pulls its strings like most of these pieces on these discs do.
The 2 CD disc set have been my favourites for many years because they have some of the most beautiful rendition of some of my all time favourites. A case in point is Lynn Harrell's performance of Kohl Nidrei (this version is also available on the adagio religioso), Elgar's Nimrod from the Enigma variation, Mozart's Clarinet concerto which has been described as one of the most beautiful music ever written, Mascagnani Intermezzo (cavalleria Rusticana). Bruch`s violin concerto in G minor and so many others. In these two discs Decca has tried to include all the popular classics from composers in the Classical /Romantic/ 20th century era, all the composers included fall into this category with the romantic dominating. The composers whose works are covered here include Mozart, Beethoven, Massenet, Barber, Rachmaninov, Satie, Khachaturian, Bruch, Elgar, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mascagni, Debussy, Rodrigo, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, and Faure.
I know that some people frown at the fact that with the release of more and more discs in the adagio series that some of same pieces get repeated in other compilations of the series. However each compilation and release is unique, and always has recordings that are not repeated in any other release.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr Bowes on 7 Oct. 2003
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I bought Romantic Adagios a few years ago (my first classical CD), and I'm still listening to it on a regular basis today. The variety of compositions are diverse, with some you may not be so familiar of, but all are true to the word Adagio, which means slowly. My favourite piece of music on the CD has to be Meditation (Thais): Massenet: Meditation (Thais), which is simply amazing to listen to, I couldn't get bored of it. The only disappointment with this purchase for me was The Carnival Of The Animals: Saint-Saens: The Swan, simply because I'd previously heard Jacqueline Du Pré's rendition of the same piece, and I feel she did it more justice. But still, if you are into music that is soothing and relaxing, then you can't go far wrong here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Adams on 27 Mar. 2009
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I started collecting the ADAGIO classical series with the purchase of Midnight Adagios some time ago (very good). Recently, I opted to buy a few more, Romantic Adagios I being one of them. I wasn't really disappointed because it does contain the lovely long epic classical pieces you'd want it to - most compilations wouldn't include them altogether because they often err towards quantity, these two discs, though 80 minutes long, only containing 10 and 11 tracks. I suppose I was expecting too much to find some lesser known romantic treasures on an album like this - every single track, though stunners, are all pretty well known; I groaned to myself when The Onedin Line theme tune (Khachaturian) and Rodrigo's Concerto started playing. Obviously that's my fault for buying yet another compilation classical CD. It's also somewhat annoying to find a few of the same tracks as on other discs in this series...for someone who might eventually purchase the entire series, that's a little off-putting. Despite my reservations, a classical lover can't fail but to love this spellbinding collection of music. With the omission of the afore-mentioned tracks it would definitely have earned a full 5 star rating - surely part III of Scheherazade would have been more befitting. (I'm now waiting for the postman to bring me the second Romantic Adagios offering)
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