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Shapley wrote:I love Albinoni's Adagio in G minor. I know, of course, that it should properly be called Remo Giazotto's Variations on a Theme By Albinoni, but it is an excellent work.
But, alas, you're correct. It is best served with cappacino, not wine!
Shapley wrote:I received a Barnes & Noble Gift Card for Christmas, so I added the following (4) CD's to my collection:
Respighi, Church Windows/Brazilian Impressions/Roman Festivals Cobos/Cincinnati Symphony
1. Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows) 4 impressions for orchestra P. 150
I. The Flight Into Egypt
II. St. Michael The Archangel
III. The Matins of St. Claire
IV. St. Gregory the Great
2. Impressione Brasiliane (Brazillian Impressions) for orchestra P. 153
I. Tropical Night
III. Song and Dance
3. Reste Romane (Roman Festivals) Symphonic Poem P. 157
I. Circus Maximus
II. The Jubilee
III. The October Festival
IV. The Epiphany
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances Coboc/Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
1, Ancient Airs and Dances, set 1
2. Ancient Airs and Dances, set 2
3. Ancient Airs and Dances, set 3
4. Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures)
Satie After the Rain, The Soft Sounds of Erik Satie Pascal Roge - piano
1. Gymnopedie No.1
2. Gymnopedie No. 2
3. Gymnopedie No. 3
4. Gnossienne No. 1
5. Gnossienne No. 2
6. Gnossienne No. 3
7. Gnossienne No. 4
8. Gnossienne No. 5
9. Gnossienne No. 6
10. Nocturne I
11. Nocturne II
12. Nocturne III
13. Nocturne IV
14. Nocturne V
15. Avant-Dernieres Pensees I., Idylle, A. Debussy/ II. Aubade, A. Paul Dukas/ III. Meditation, A. Albert
16. Pieces Froides - Trois Airs A Fuir
17. Pieces Froides - Trois Danses De Travers
18. Deux Reveries Nocturnes
19. Perlude De la Porte Heroique Du Ciel
Albinoni Adagios Scimone/I Solisti Veneti
1. Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Strings
2. Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Major, Opus 10: Adagio
3. Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Opus 10: Andante
4. Concerto for Oboe in D Minor: Adagio
5. Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Opus 10: Adagio
6. Concerto No. 4 in G Major: Opus 10: Andante
7. Concerto for Two Oboes in F Major: Adagio
8. Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Opus 10: Andante
9. Concerto No. 6 in D Major, Opus 10: Larghetto
10. Concerto for Oboe in C Major: Adagio
11. Concerto No. 7 in F Major, Opus 10: Andante
12. Concerto No. 8 in G Minor, Opus 10: Largo
13. Concerto for Two Oboes in G Major: Adagio
14. Concerto No. 9 in C Major: Larghetto
15. Concerto for Violin in B Flat Major: Adagio
16. Concerto N. 10 in F Major: Larghetto
17. Conerto for Violin in F Major: Adagio
18. Concerto No. 11 in C Major, Opus 10: Larghetto
19. Concerto for Oboe in B Flat Major: Adagio
20. Concerto No. 12 in B Flat Major, Opus 10: Adagio
21. 3 Symphonies for Strings and Continuo: G Minor: Larghetto
22. 3 Symphonies for Strings and Continuo: C Major: Adagio
23 3 Symphnoies for Strings and Continuo: G Major: Andante
Shapley wrote:Which one? I listened to Ancient Airs and Dances last night, and it is excellent, IMHO. I didn't have time to listen to the Church Windows CD yet, probably tonight.
The Satie is excellent, if not a bit overlong. Taking it all in in one sitting is a bit much.
The Albinoni is pretty good. It was the first one I listened to last night, and I enjoyed it. I have heard better recordings of the Adagio in G minor, (The Rollerball soundtrack has an excellent one) but this one isn't bad, and the other pieces are quite enjoyable.
bignaf wrote:yay Karajan!
Mravinsky is also very good for PIT
navneeth wrote:bignaf wrote:yay Karajan!
Mravinsky is also very good for PIT
That's my first Karajan CD. I'm not sure if I saw Mravinsky. I heard the whole 4th symphony...the final movement was amazing, even though I only had a portable CD-player with head phones - can't wait to try it out with bigger speakers at full volume! PIT's loud music and Karajan make a great combo!
Btw, has anyone heard Schubert's 8th and 9th with Bernstein and the NYPO?
bignaf wrote:the Mravinsky recordings were recorded in the USSR, with USSR technology, so sound isn't the best (all theie technology was directed towards the space program and weapons, I guess). otherwise, they're very exciting.
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