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VA - Midnight Adagios [2 CD] (2003) (LOSSLESS)

26-12-2014, 21:56
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VA - Midnight Adagios [2 CD] (2003) (LOSSLESS)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Midnight Adagios
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Decca
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 02:38:34 min
Total Size: 641 mb
WWW: allmusic

In the mid-'90s, Deutsche Grammophon scored a hit with Adagio, a single-disc compilation of slow orchestral movements led by the late conductor Herbert von Karajan that were programmed to help take your mind off the daily grind. While Decca is well aware that the average listener no longer knows the difference between a symphony, an overture, or a concerto, they are hoping that the general consumer will remember that an adagio is a slow musical piece. At least Decca is banking on that to the tune of ten double-disc Adagio sets, in which Midnight Adagios is a single entry. All ten releases sport Sierra Club-calendar quality covers and feature recordings drawn from the combined resources of the Universal Music Group classical label holdings: Decca, Philips, and Deutsche Grammophon. Midnight Adagios is drawn mostly from recordings from the Decca side of the vault and extends its program in favor of a few vocal selections in addition to the expected instrumental ones. The range of nocturnal offerings here is extensive and eclectic, featuring slow movements ranging from an obscure Baroque oboe concerto by Benedetto Marcello to the entire 11-and-a-half minute second-movement Adagio from Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Collecting slow movements from larger works into a single entity is a time-honored practice; even in the eighteenth century, publishers such as John Walsh used to smack them together in low-budget editions for sale to the general public. Given its scope, generous program, and top-notch artists, Midnight Adagios is a safe bet for musical enjoyment, in addition to providing the relaxation trumpeted on the front cover.

VA - Midnight Adagios [2 CD] (2003) (LOSSLESS)
CD 1
01. Romance, Andante, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart 05:43
02. Adagio Sostenuto, Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven 06:09
03. Chanson De Nuit - Elgar 03:41
04. Pavane - Faure 06:37
05. Nutturno, AndanteString Quartet No. 2 - Borodin 08:18
06. Lullaby - Brahms 02:32
07. Berceuse Romantique - Kreisler 04:34
08. O Silver Moon - Dvorak 06:17
09. Adagio Un Poco Mosso, Emperor Concerto - Beethoven 07:46
10. Adagio (Excerpt), Cello Sonato in G minor - Bach 03:14
11. Intermezzo, Carmen Suite No. 1 - Bizet 02:35
12. Largo, Guitar Concerto in G - Vivaldi 05:11
13. Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus (Excerpt) - Vaughn Williams 05:17
14. Nocturne in E flat - Chopin 04:01
15. Chants d'Auvergne, Bailero (Excerpt) - Canteloube 03:34
16. Gymnopedie No. 1 - Satie 03:31

CD 2
01. Air On A G String, Orchestral Suite No. 3 - JS Bach 05:14
02. Clair De Lune - Debussy 05:26
03. Meditation, Thais - Massenet 05:40
04. Andante, Piano Concerto No. 21 - Mozart 07:57
05. Adagio, String Quintet (Excerpt) - Schubert 05:40
06. Adagio, Violin Concerto No. 1 - Bruch 09:27
07. Adagio, Oboe Concerto - Marcello 04:24
08. Larghetto, String Serenade - Dvorak 06:08
09. Adagio, Concierto De Aranjuez - Rodrigo 11:32
10. Consolation No. 3 - Liszt 03:54
11. La Nuit, L'Amour, Fantaisie-Tableaux - Rachmaninov 06:23
12. Romance , The Gadfly - Shostakovich 03:51
13. Barcarolle, The Tales Of Hoffmann - Offenbach 03:58

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