Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Piano Concerto Violin Concerto; 4 Choral Pieces

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Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Piano Concerto Violin Concerto; 4 Choral Pieces
London Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Schenk
Tedd Joselson (piano)
Ittai Shapira (violin)
Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbent

Catalogue Number: ALC 1309
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 74:13 DDD 1995-2001
Barcode: 5055354413094

Description

“Particularly beautifully captured, are the LSO’s strings in the Adagio for Strings … However, it is the Piano Concerto which is the main attraction, with superb playing by the soloist. His piano is nicely placed in a sensible relationship with the orchestra which is itself allowed to breathe freely in the atmospheric surroundings, and there are sublime moments of extreme clarity in the persuasive slow movement. Dynamic range is used to great effect and the contrast with the final dying strains of the Adagio must be one of the greatest on record.” (Gramophone)

  • Violin Concerto Op.14 (1939-40)
  • 1. Allegro 10:57
  • 2. Andante 8:39
  • 3. Presto con moto perpetuoso 4:14
  • 4. Adagio for Strings, Op.11 (1938) 9:19
  • 5. Let Down the Bars, O Death 2:03
  • 6. Heaven-Haven 1:44
  • 7. The Virgin Martyrs 3:23
  • 8. God’s Grandeur 6:26
  • Piano Concerto, Op.38 (1962)
  • 9. I. Allegro appassionato 13:22
  • 10. II. Moderato 7:25
  • 11. III. Allegro moto 6:12

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 x 13.5 x 2 cm