Herbert von Karajan – Albinoni – Pachelbel – Corelli – Vivaldi (1986)

FrontCover1Some reviews about this album:

I confess I should not probably enjoy this disc as much as do, especially rich orchestral treatments romantically projected by Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, but what performances especially the Albinoni taken so slowly and so passionately.

Gave him full rating as I am very found of music by Albinoni. Bought it as a present for my partner who also loves Albinoni’s music.

Very good tho very Germanic performances… the Albinoni adagio almost unrecogniseable at such a sedate tempo… but still interesting.

I bought two CDs, both of which included Albinoni’s Adagio. I love this piece and wish I could remember which version I had had in previous times on album. I know its written for organ, but really hate the sound of it! Someone should record it and substitute another instrument.This version of Adagio seems slower, but well recorded.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, bought because I heard the music playing when running an E Advent calendar. Perfect for background music.Lovely version of Pachelbel’s Canon.

These great compositons were recorded between 1970 – 1972.

Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan


Tomaso Albinoni (+ Remo Giazotto):
01. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 10.10

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor (“Christmas Concerto”), Op. 6/8:
02. No. 1, Vivace; Grave; Allegro 4.30
03. No. 2, Adagio; Allegro; Adagio 3.48
04. No. 3, Vivace 1.26
05. No. 4, Allegro 1.52
06. No. 5, Pastorale (Largo) 5.12

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto alla rustica, for strings & continuo in G major, RV 151:
07. Presto 1.10
08. Adagio 1.37
09. Allegro 2.23

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major (“L’amoroso”), RV 271:
10. 1. Allegro 4.21
11. 2. Cantabile 2.24
12. 3. Allegro 4.35

Johann Pachelbel: Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337:
13. Canon 4.35
14. Gigue 2.07

Francesco Manfredini: Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3/12 “Christmas Pastorale”:
15. Pastorale 5.02
16. Largo 2.57
17. Allegro 2.57