Adagio follows in the rosin-dusted footsteps of The Impressionists, A Different Mozart, and A Different Prelude.
As with those releases, it was produced by Dawn Atkinson and features many of the same artists. The results are as varied as the musicians. Violinist Tracy Silverman cuts one of his patented echo-delayed pizzicato violin arrangements of a Bach arioso, while Patrick O'Hearn drapes a somber keyboard shroud around the Adagio from Rodrigo's Fantasy for a Gentleman.
Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning find the Celtic air in the Adagio from Handel's Sonata in G, while Philip Aaberg discovers infinity between the notes of Barber's ubiquitous Adagio for Strings. He stretches the melody across his piano in finely drawn lines, subtlety filled out with synthesizer undertones.
Subtlety is a casualty on Philipe Saisse's bongos, bells, and synth arrangement of Bach's Air on a G String. It's also sacrificed in a corny confection of Handel's Sarabande by Paul Schwartz. His ham-fisted electronic keyboards would've sounded dated even before Switched-On Bach.
But Adagio features plenty of musicians who are willing to surrender themselves to their elegiac themes, including guitarist Steve Erquiaga, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyers.
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- 01 Johann Sebastian Bach ♫ Air 'On the G String' from Overture №3 in D (feat. Philippe Saisse).m4a 10.2 MB
- 02 Charles-François Gounod ♫ Ave Maria (feat. Paul McCandless).m4a 8.71 MB
- 03 Johann Sebastian Bach ♫ Arioso (feat. Tracy Silverman & Thea Suits).m4a 6.13 MB
- 04 Edvard Grieg ♫ Nocturne from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 (feat. Steve Erquiaga).m4a 8.76 MB
- 05 George Frideric Handel ♫ Sarabande (feat. Paul Schwartz).m4a 8.97 MB
- 06 Johannes Brahms ♫ Intermezzo №6 from Fantasies from Piano (feat. David Benoit).m4a 11.06 MB
- 07 George Frideric Handel ♫ Adagio from Sonata in G (feat. Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning).m4a 8.74 MB
- 08 Joaquín Rodrigo ♫ Adagio from Fantasy for a Gentleman (feat. Patrick O'Hearn).m4a 12.72 MB
- 09 Johann Sebastian Bach ♫ The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude №4 in C-sharp minor, BWV 873 (feat. Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer).m4a 5.54 MB
- 10 Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni ♫ Adagio (feat. Richard Schonherz).m4a 8.57 MB
- 11 Samuel Barber ♫ Adagio for Strings (feat. Philip Aaberg).m4a 11.98 MB
- 12 Antonio Vivaldi ♫ Largo from Concerto in D for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo (feat. Tim Story).m4a 7.99 MB
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