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  1. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni): Extract
  2. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement
  3. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: Extract
  4. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), RV 439, Op. 10/2: 2. Largo
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera"), RV 269, Op. 8/1 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1): 2. Largo e pianissimo
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  1. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni): Extract
  2. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement
  3. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: Extract
  4. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), RV 439, Op. 10/2: 2. Largo
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera"), RV 269, Op. 8/1 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1): 2. Largo e pianissimo
  6. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate"), RV 315, Op. 8/2 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2): 2. Adagio
  7. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno"), RV 293, Op. 8/3 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3): 2. Adagio molto
  8. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno"), RV 297, Op. 8/4 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4): 2. Largo
  9. Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: 2. Largo
  10. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055: 2. Larghetto
  11. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo
  12. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  13. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 4. Sarabande
  14. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air 'on the G string'
  15. Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 4. Sarabande
  16. Symphony No. 88 in G major ("Letter V"), H. 1/88: 2. Largo (extract)
  17. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: Opening
  18. Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  19. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù
  20. Solfeggio, for chorus
  21. The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra: Conclusion
  22. Untitled CD-ROM Track
  23. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante
  24. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio
  25. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: 2. Romanze (extract)
  26. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romanze
  27. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: 2. Andante
  28. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: 2. Andante
  29. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio
  30. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: 2. Larghetto
  31. Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a)
  32. Clarinet Quintet in A major ("Stadler"), K. 581: 2. Larghetto
  33. Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d): 2. Andante cantabile con espressione (extract)
  34. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Andantino
  35. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium
  36. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan
  37. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 82 (75): Clair de lune
  38. Des pas sur la neige, prelude for piano, L. 125/6 (117/6)
  39. La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 125/10 (117/10)
  40. Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
  41. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
  42. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Introit (extract)
  43. Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61: 2. Larghetto
  44. Concert champêtre, for harpsichord & orchestra, FP 49: 2. Andante
  45. Gnossienne for piano No. 1
  46. Gnossienne for piano No. 3
  47. Piano Concerto in G major, M. 83: 2. Adagio (extract)
  48. Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habanera, for voice & piano, M. 51
  49. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra, M. 60: Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant
  50. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra, M. 60: Le Jardin féérique
  51. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra), M. 19
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EMI's three-disc compilation, Best Adagios 50, is divided into three categories, which may determine its appeal and usefulness to some listeners. Disc 1 is devoted to slow movements taken mostly from Baroque works, including the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel and the spurious Albinoni Adagio by Remo Giazotto, along with relaxing music by J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frederick Handel; pieces by other later composers, such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; then ...

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