Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Nooner!

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Adagio In G Minor


Pastorius said...

You know what's funny about Albinoni's Adagio (one of my favorite pieces of music)?

It's a ripoff of Rodgigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

And, I never hear anyone comment on that.

Pastorius said...

Oh, and by the way, another funny thing about Albinoni's Adagio is, it wasn't composed by Albinoni.

From Wiki:

"The Albinoni Adagio in G minor is a 1958 composition entirely composed by Remo Giazotto, which Giazotto claimed to have based on fragments from a slow movement of an Albinoni trio sonata he had been sent by the Dresden State Library."

I thought I'd better add that, or you might have remarked, "Pastorius, Albinoni was before Rodrigo.

midnight rider said...

I didn't know about Rodrigo, I did know about Giazotto which is why I credited both.

Got snowmageddon going on. 16 inches on top of the 18 we had and we're only 1/2 way through. Blowing & drifitng. Reading has declared it's first snow emergency ever. The county has shut down. Nothing moving. Lots of shovel work.

Thank heaven's I still lift weights. . .

Dag said...

I have Gilbert Kaplan conducting the London Symphony Orchestra of the adagietto from Symphony #5:

Sehr Langsam, s.p. 175; Fliessend, 177; and Molto Ritenuto, 178.

I think of a nice bottle of chianti, a table set for jihadi, pliers, a butane torch, and fava beans. A lovely evening.

Pastorius said...

You're a victim of Global Warming. You could probably sue some corporations and win big money.

midnight rider said...

Right! Who does Al Bore work for?

Always On Watch said...

I love this piece.

midnight rider said...

I watched Welcome To Sarajevo last night. This piece figures prominently so I decided to put it up.