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Adagio in G minor-Albinoni


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In The Doors album, An American Prayer, Jim Morrison recites poetry with what seems to be an adapted musical arrangement of the "Adagio in G minor" being played in the background for Feast of Friends. Yngwie Malmsteen's Icarus Dream Suite Op. 4 is inspired and based mainly on "Adagio in G minor."

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (b. June 8, 1671, Venice, Republic of Venice; d. January 17, 1751, Venice, Republic of Venice) was a Venetian Baroque composer. He is remembered today primarily for his instrumental music, particularly the oboe concertos. Albinoni's work is still regularly recorded and the The "Adagio in G minor" attributed to him (actually a later reconstruction) is one of the most frequently recorded pieces of Baroque music. Known in his day as an opera composer, he wrote some fifty operas, 28 of of which were produced in Venice between 1723 and 1740.

His instrumental music greatly attracted the attention of Johann Sebastian Bach, who wrote at least two fugues on Albinoni's themes and constantly used his basses for harmony exercises for his pupils.

Part of Albinoni's work was lost in World War II with the destruction of the Dresden State Library, thus little is known of his life and music after the mid 1720s.

The Albinoni "Adagio in G minor" is a 1958 composition by Remo Giazotto, allegedly based on fragments from a slow movement of a trio sonata he had been sent by the Dresden State Library.
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kristyjo said 1403 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
Lovely as usual
And thank you for the additional history. The instrumentation is so beautiful.
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Bowman said 1403 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
A sublime
musical creation that is truly a tans-century collaboration.
My first intro to this was in Norman Jewison's 1975 film called Rollerball.

It is a striking work that has always haunted me and I'm sure almost everyone who has ever heard it. A wonderful soulful and moving rendition you've made for us Scotty. Thank you my friend.
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egobandit said 1403 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
love this
Albinoni always sets a certain feel for me thanks for the description puts his life and work in a better perspective I still have the cassette I bought in the 80's of his work
enjoyed thanks!
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Skean said 1403 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
So good
You are so good at this, excellent performance, I love it, thanks for sharing, peace.
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thetiler said 1403 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
REALLY
enjoyed, truly one of my favorite classical pieces and you did very fine! Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 1403 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
I don't
know why, but this piece always makes me emotional..... probably because it's so beautiful and my word, have you rendered it beautifully here Scotty..... very much enjoyed, regards M
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jgurner said 1403 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Beautiful
This has long been one of my favorite pieces. It's such a lovely and haunting work. You do it a great justice. It sounds wonderful.

Thanks for sharing this.
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MartinD28 said 1402 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
Adagio in G minor
Such a beautiful piece - and I really like your interpretation. Sensitively played.
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Sigmund said 1402 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
Adagio
Well done! This is certainly one of my favorite all time classical works. Your rendition is excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening - thanks!
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PeterB7858 said 1402 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
Adagio in G minor
Thanks for the back story. This is certainly one of the most well known re-creations of Baroque music going around and with good reason. Such a flowing, serene yet stirring composition. Fine rendition, Scotty. Imagine an original MacJams song still being played 300 years in the future! Take care, Peter.
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paul f. page said 1401 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Ah....
Beautifully done. Such a wonderful treat to hear this beautiful music so elegantly realized in our own day. Albinoni would be very pleased with this performance...and for having been remembered for 350 years.
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Fire_Angel said 1400 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Great work.
A lovely rendition of a lovely piece. Lots of work went into that I'd wager, and it all shows. Well done and thanks for the information, I'll have to look up some more of Albinoni's work.
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Char said 1400 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
That
is glorious. You are amazing. Love it. Thank you.
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PatriciaGirl said 1400 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Applause from the Balcony :)
Wonderfully done! Even when it is performed digitally it still provokes emotion. Thank you for sharing!

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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1400 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
g minor
very well done.
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magnatone said 1400 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
Adagio in G minor-Albinoni
this is fabulous work scotty - very impressive and very much enjoyed! congrats on this!
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pablatone said 1399 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
that
Is beautiful, thanks.
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ramonaji said 1399 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
flawless
so very beautiful
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edpdx said 1399 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
Albinoni!
Such a beautiful piece! So full of hope.

Thanks for sharing it!

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bud said 1399 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
Excellent playing
and orchestration. Sounds great.
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Henke said 1396 days ago (June 1st, 2013)
As good as it gets
Also one of my absolute classical favorites and I don't know if it could be played much better live... You are a true genius at this and I thank you for sharing...

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alackbass said 1395 days ago (June 2nd, 2013)
Adagio in G minor-Albinoni
Beautiful music and an outstanding history lesson. I thank you for both!
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tmcfate said 1343 days ago (July 24th, 2013)
great
control of the instruments and arrangement.
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notsosweet said 1325 days ago (August 11th, 2013)
stunning
absolutely stunning! a beautiful rendition of one of my favorite pieces :)
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