Romantic Adagios II - Arthur Grumiaux (violin); Barry Tuckwell (horn); Christopher Hirons (violin); Clifford Curzon (piano);...
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  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air (Air on the G string)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: Adagio
  4. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: Adagio cantabile
  5. Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), elegy for string quartet
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  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air (Air on the G string)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: Adagio
  4. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: Adagio cantabile
  5. Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), elegy for string quartet
  6. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: Adagio
  7. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music: Adagietto
  8. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Intermezzo
  9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: Largo
  10. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: Romanza: Andante
  11. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  12. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme
  13. Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, for orchestra
  14. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Rose Adagio
  15. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
  16. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Largo ma non tanto
  17. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: Adagio
  18. Liebesträum, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
  19. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 87 (86)
  20. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Adagio
  21. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  22. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
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The title is Romantic Adagios II. The description is "Over 2 1/2 hours of the world's most passionate music." What these are, in other words, are two discs of seduction music, which is fine. Using music for seductive purposes is the oldest ploy in the world. From Orpheus up to Ol' Blue Eyes, music hath charms to arouse, inflame, and incite lascivious and lubricious behavior. The whole purpose of this disc is to ensure a successful seduction. It sure isn't because sticking all of these Adagios together doesn't make any sort ...

Romantic Adagios II 2003, Decca

UPC: 028947359623

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