Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Canon (arr. Münchinger)
Johann Pachelbel 4:33
2 Concerto no. 4 in F minor, RV 297 "Winter": Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 2:43
3 Adagio
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 7:00
4 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo) (arr. De Reede)
Christoph Willibald Gluck 6:38
5 Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93 (arr. Malipiero): Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 5:12
6 Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: Largo ma non tanto
Johann Sebastian Bach 6:30
7 Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio
Alessandro Marcello 4:25
8 Nisi Dominus, RV 608: Cum dederit delectis suis somnum
Antonio Vivaldi 5:09
9 Concerto Grosso in A minor, op. 6 no. 4: Larghetto affettuoso
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:20
10 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F major "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Larghetto
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:43
11 Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053: Siciliano
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:19
12 Violin Sonata in G minor, op. 1 no. 4 "The Devil's Trill": Larghetto Affettuoso
Giuseppe Tartini 2:56
13 Sleepers Awake (excerpt) (Cantata, BWV 140) (arr. Bantock)
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:31
14 Concerto for 2 Oboes in D minor, RV 535: Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 2:34
15 Concerto grosso in D major, op. 6 no. 1: Largo
Arcangelo Corelli 3:21
16 Keyboard Concerto no. 4 in A major, BWV 1055: Larghetto
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:56
17 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:53
18 Ombra mai fu (Largo) (Xerxes)
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:01
19 Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630 (excerpt)
Antonio Vivaldi 2:48
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:15
2 Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:54
3 Concerto no. 1 in E major, RV 269 "Spring": Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 3:03
4 Keyboard Concerto no. 3 in D major, BWV 1054: Adagio e piano sempre
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:50
5 Oboe Concerto in D minor, op. 9 no. 2: Adagio
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 5:26
6 Cello Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029: Adagio (excerpt)
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:14
7 Concerto for Harp and 2 Flutes in B-flat major, op. 4 no. 6: Larghetto
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:44
8 Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: Andante
Johann Sebastian Bach 6:27
9 Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: Affettuoso
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:44
10 Stabat Mater (Stabat Mater)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 4:12
11 Arioso (Cantata, BWV 156) (arr. Julian Lloyd Webber)
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:55
12 Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: Andante (rev. Franz Giegling)
Antonio Vivaldi 3:48
13 Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:17
14 Concerto no. 3 in F major, RV 293 "Autumn": Adagio molto (rev. Vittorio Negri)
Antonio Vivaldi 2:46
15 Oboe Concerto in D minor
Georg Philipp Telemann 2:36
16 Concerto grosso no. 6 in D major: Largo
Domenico Scarlatti, Charles Avison 3:29
17 Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 356: Largo (from L'estro harmonico, op. 3)
Antonio Vivaldi 2:56
18 Ground: Largo (arr. David Watkins)
William Croft 3:26
19 Dido's Lament (Dido and Aeneas)
Henry Purcell 4:08

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (1956-07) (track 12)
Wien, Austria (1959-05) (track 2)
violin:
Trevor Connah (track 9)
Arthur Grumiaux (Belgian violinist) (1956-07) (track 12)
Felix Ayo (1959-04) (track 2)
Carmel Kaine (1973-12) (track 15)
Alan Loveday (1973-12) (track 15)
Maurice Hasson (1976-06) (track 6)
Henryk Szeryng (1976-06) (track 6)
cello:
Kenneth Heath (track 9)
oboe:
Neil Black (oboist) (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Celia Nicklin (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Heinz Holliger (1982-05) (track 11)
Heinz Holliger (1986-07) (track 7)
pipe organ:
Maria Teresa Garatti (keyboardist) (1960-11) (track 3)
organ:
Martin Haselböck (1984-02) (track 10)
guitar:
Eduardo Fernández (guitarist) (1986-12) (track 5)
piano:
Riccardo Castagnone (1956-07) (track 12)
András Schiff (1982-04) (track 17)
András Schiff (1989-01) (track 16)
arranger:
Fritz Kreisler (violinist / composer) (track 12)
Karl Münchinger (German conductor) (track 1)
Rien de Reede (track 4)
balance engineer:
Allan Maclean (engineer/editor) (track 8)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1984-02) (tracks 4, 10)
John Dunkerley (engineer) (1986-12) (track 5)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 11, 13, 16–17)
Arcangelo Corelli (track 15)
Remo Giazotto (track 3)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 10)
Johann Pachelbel (track 1)
Giuseppe Tartini (tracks 12, 12)
Antonio Vivaldi (tracks 5, 8, 14)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (track 2)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1730 – 1731) (track 6)
Antonio Vivaldi (1735) (track 19)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 18)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1739) (track 9)
conductor:
Iona Brown (violinist and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) (track 11)
Christopher Hogwood (track 19)
Roger Norrington (track 18)
Raymond Agoult (Hungarian, London-based conductor and composer) (1958-05) (track 13)
Sir Neville Marriner (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Sir Neville Marriner (1976-06) (track 6)
Karl Münchinger (German conductor) (1984-02) (tracks 1, 4, 10)
George Malcolm (English harpsichordist, conductor) (1986-12) (track 5)
Paul Dyer (2000-01-10 – 2000-01-13) (track 8)
countertenor vocals:
Andreas Scholl (2000-01-10 – 2000-01-13) (track 8)
countertenor vocals [Serse]:
Andreas Scholl (track 18)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 19)
orchestra:
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (1958-05) (track 13)
I Musici (1959-04) (track 2)
I Musici (1960-11) (track 3)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1973-12) (track 15)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1982-05) (track 11)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (1984-02) (tracks 1, 4, 10)
I Musici (1986-07) (track 7)
English Chamber Orchestra (1986-12) (track 5)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe (1989-01) (track 16)
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (2000-01-10 – 2000-01-13) (track 8)
performer:
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (1984-02) (track 10)
previously attributed to:
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (Italian Baroque composer) (track 3)
producer:
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (track 14)
Michael Haas (classical music producer) (tracks 4, 10, 17)
Paul Myers (classical record producer) (track 5)
Vittorio Negri (tracks 2, 6)
Chris Sayers (track 8)
recorded by:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
soprano vocals:
Emma Kirkby (soprano) (track 19)
publisher:
Ricordi London (Casa Ricordi sublabel for Classical music) (track 3)
recorded at:
St John's, Smith Square in London, England, United Kingdom (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-04) (track 17)
Evangelisches Schloßkirche (Schloss Ludwigsburg) in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1984-02) (tracks 1, 4, 10)
[unknown] (only use for recorded at if explicitly stated to be at an unknown place.) in Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland (1986-07) (track 7)
Henry Wood Hall (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1986-12) (track 5)
Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre (ABC Studio 200) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (2000-01-10 – 2000-01-13) (track 8)
part of:
Ryom-Verzeichnis (number: RV 630) (track 19)
arrangement of:
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II: Danza degli spiriti beati (instrumental ballet, for the original 1762 Italian version) (track 4)
arrangements:
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (catch all for arrangements) (track 3)
Adagio of the Sky (track 3)
BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto (catch all for arrangements) (track 6)
Cold is Being (track 3)
Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988: Aria (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
In the Garden (track 1)
In the Garden (track 1)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 18)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 18)
is the basis for:
Adagio (track 3)
Anytime, Anywhere (track 3)
Canon in F (track 1)
Crux fidelis (track 18)
Earth Angel (track 1)
later versions:
Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill": I. Larghetto (for flute and piano, Sinkova) (track 12)
part of:
Violin Sonata in G minor, "The Devil's Trill" (arr. F. Kreisler for violin and piano) (track 12)
Nisi Dominus, RV 608 (movement) (track 8)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
Violin Sonata in G minor, "The Devil's Trill": I. Larghetto (arr. F. Kreisler for violin and piano) (1956-07) (track 12)
Concerto for 2 oboes in D minor, RV 535: III. Largo (1975-07 – 1975-08) (track 14)
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377: I. Canon (catch-all for arrangements) (1984-02) (track 1)
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melodie) (catch-all for arrangements) (1984-02) (track 4)
Concerto for Lute in D major, RV 93: II. Largo (for guitar and orchestra, arr. Malipiero) (1986-12) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 18)

CD 2

recorded in:
Wien, Austria (1959-04) (tracks 3, 14)
violin:
Salvatore Accardo (track 8)
Felix Ayo (1959-04) (tracks 3, 14)
Roberto Michelucci (1962-09) (track 17)
Carmel Kaine (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
Henryk Szeryng (1980-05) (track 9)
cello:
Julian Lloyd Webber (track 11)
János Starker (1963-04) (track 6)
oboe:
Heinz Holliger (track 15)
Heinz Holliger (1967-06) (track 5)
Tess Miller (oboist) (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
mandolin:
Tommaso Ruta (track 12)
Gino Del Vescovo (track 12)
lute arranger:
Julian Bream (track 12)
pipe organ:
Maria Teresa Garatti (keyboardist) (track 12)
flute:
Jean‐Pierre Rampal (1980-05) (track 9)
piano:
John Lenehan (classical pianist) (track 11)
György Sebök (1963-04) (track 6)
András Schiff (1989-01) (track 4)
harpsichord:
Maria Teresa Garatti (keyboardist) (track 17)
Christopher Hogwood (track 13)
Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichordist and conductor) (track 13)
Christopher Middleton (harpsichord) (track 8)
Maria Teresa Garatti (keyboardist) (1967-06) (track 5)
Thurston Dart (1970-12) (track 1)
George Malcolm (English harpsichordist, conductor) (1980-05) (track 9)
transverse flute:
André Pépin (track 7)
harp:
Ursula Holliger (track 7)
arranger:
Julian Lloyd Webber (track 11)
Jacques Loussier (track 9)
balance engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1970-12) (track 1)
composer:
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (Italian Baroque composer) (track 5)
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 4, 6, 6, 8–9, 11, 13)
Antonio Vivaldi (tracks 12, 12, 17)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (tracks 3, 14)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1730) (track 1)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1736) (track 7)
conductor:
Salvatore Accardo (track 8)
Iona Brown (violinist and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) (track 15)
Sir Neville Marriner (1970-12) (track 1)
Sir Neville Marriner (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
Sir Neville Marriner (1980-05) (track 9)
Christophe Rousset (1999-02-24 – 1999-02-26) (track 10)
countertenor vocals:
Andreas Scholl (1999-02-24 – 1999-02-26) (track 10)
orchestra:
I Musici (tracks 7, 12)
I Musici (1959-04) (tracks 3, 14)
I Musici (1962-09) (track 17)
I Musici (1967-06) (track 5)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe (1989-01) (track 4)
Les Talens Lyriques (1999-02-24 – 1999-02-26) (track 10)
orchestrator:
Julian Bream (track 12)
producer:
Anna Barry (track 11)
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (track 1)
Michael Haas (classical music producer) (track 4)
Vittorio Negri (tracks 3, 14)
solo transverse flute:
André Pépin (track 7)
solo harp:
Ursula Holliger (track 7)
soprano vocals:
Barbara Bonney (1999-02-24 – 1999-02-26) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1999) (track 10)
engineered at:
recorded at:
St John's, Smith Square in London, England, United Kingdom (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
St John's, Smith Square in London, England, United Kingdom (1973 – 1975) (track 13)
Konzerthaus: Großer Saal in Wien, Austria (1989-01) (track 4)
Église Notre‐Dame du Liban in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1999-02-24 – 1999-02-26) (track 10)
compiled in:
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Air on a G String (Guitar + modern ensemble arr. Myers) (track 1)
Air on the G String (for violin & piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 1)
Air on the G String (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cullen) (track 1)
Concerto for Violin & Oboe in D minor, BWV 1060R: II. Adagio (catch all for arrangements) (track 13)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for piano 4 hands, Reger) (track 1)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (catch-all for unknown versions/arrangements) (track 1)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for piano, Siloti) (track 1)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for violin and piano, arr. Windsperger) (track 1)
Orchestersuite no. 3 D-dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (arr. Nigel Kennedy, John Lenehan) (track 1)
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: II. Andante (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Bach Aire (track 1)
later versions:
Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: II. Andante (for mandolin and orchestra, arr. Avi Avital) (track 8)
orchestration of:
orchestrations:
Aria from Overture no. 3, BWV 1068 ("Air on the G-string", Stokowski orchestration) (track 1)
part of:
Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R (reconstructed arrangement of the concerto for harpsichord and strings) (track 13)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R: II. Adagio (reconstructed arrangement for violin & oboe of BWV 1060) (1973 – 1974) (track 13)
Kantate, BWV 156 "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe": I. Sinfonia (catch-all for arrangements) (1992-02) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 1)
version of:

Release

part of: Adagios (Decca Classics)
ASIN: DE: B00005UWKY [info]