Movie Adagios

Movie Adagios


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Movie Adagios gathers two discs' worth of adagios, by composers such as Barber, Mozart, and Bach, that have appeared in films ranging from Platoon to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The selections range from pieces that played a large part in the movies in which they were used, such as the Adagio Sostenuto from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," which appeared in the biopic Immortal Beloved, to pieces from a specially commissioned score, such as "Gabriel's Oboe" from Ennio Morricone's music for The Mission, to evocative choices like Debussy's "Clair de Lune," which appeared in Frankie and Johnny. Since the selections, composers, and performers -- which include the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Renata Tebaldi, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the London Symphony Orchestra -- are first-rate, Movie Adagios could also work well as a classical music primer in addition to a worthwhile compilation for movie music fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2001
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946850626
catalogNumber: 468506
Rank: 26157

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colin Davis   Conductor
Yehudi Menuhin   Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
John Mauceri   Conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Renata Tebaldi   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Cleveland Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Track Performer
Jack Brymer   Clarinet
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Renée Fleming   Soprano (Vocal)
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Julian Lloyd Webber   Cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Frederick Fennell   Conductor
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Radu Lupu   Piano
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
Georg Solti   Conductor
Charles Dutoit   Conductor
David Zinman   Conductor
Janos Starker   Cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet   Piano
István Kertész   Conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Alexander Kerr   Violin
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Lucia Popp   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Riccardo Chailly   Conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy   Piano,Conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal   Performing Ensemble
Gianandrea Gavazzeni   Conductor
Charles Mackerras   Conductor
Henryk Szeryng   Violin
Brigitte Fassbaender   Vocals
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande   Performing Ensemble
András Schiff   Piano,Conductor
Tom Krause   Vocals
Lamberto Gardelli   Conductor
György Sebök   Piano
Uri Segal   Conductor
Prague Philharmonia   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble   Performing Ensemble
Radu Lapu   Piano
Moshe Atzmon   Conductor
Maurice Hasson   Violin
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Vienna Haydn Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Alldis Choir   Choir, Chorus
Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Weller Quartet   String Quartet
Cristina Ortiz   Piano

Technical Credits

Samuel Barber   Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Nick Ingman   Arranger
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Karl Münchinger   Arranger

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