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ADAGIO-A Windham Hill Collection
There have been some tragically bad adaptations of classical music over the years. ADAGIO is not one of them. Longtime Windham Hill producer Dawn Atkinson has gathered a host of familiar names from the Windham Hill roster past and present and deployed them across an array of largely familiar classical adagios. But instead of sweetening them up or making them "contemporary," each musician has found a deeper nuance in the music. Philip Aaberg explores a meditative space in Barber's "Adagio for Strings" while Patrick O'Hearn casts Rodrigo's "Adagio from Fantasy for a Gentleman" in a shroud of keyboard shadows. Tracy Silverman' pizzicato delayed violin sound plucks through Bach's "Arioso" accompanied by Thea Suits on flute, and guitarist Steve Erquiaga unfolds the haunting melody of a Grieg nocturne on his acoustic guitar. There's a couple of clunkers here, notably Phillipe Saisse's smooth jazz take on Bach's "Air on a G String" and Paul Schwartz's hopelessly corny synthesized rendition of Handel's "Sarabande." This handful of lapses is more than forgiven by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning's Celtic chamber arrangement of a Handel sonata and Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyer's bluegrass breakdown on a Bach prelude. ADAGIO is one of those perfect Echoes transition albums, moving from acoustic to electric, ambient to classical.

ID#03-J07-00097 Thursday May 15, 2003 (Echoes Program 20Y)

First Half Hour
0:01:00 Bob Holroyd The Spaces In Between Without Within
0:06:01 Tracy Silverman & Thea Suits Arioso (J.S.Bach) Adagio*
0:08:49 David Helpling Stormchaser Between Green and Blue
0:14:00 Spool Y Spool
0:27:50 Roger Eno Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen 1 18 Keyboard Studies by Hans Friedrich Micheelsen more info
0:29:30 break

Second Half Hour
0:30:01 Al DiMeola Meninas Flesh on Flesh
0:35:33 Nana Alluring Waltz Daughters of the Sun
0:41:33 Jeff Johnson/Brian Dunning Adagio from Handel's Sonata in G Adagio*
0:45:28 break
0:45:58 Kevin Keller Trio A Star in a Stoneboat Across the Sky
0:53:00 Patrick O'Hearn Adagio from Rodrigo's Fantasy for a Gentleman Adagio*
0:58:20 close
0:59:00 break

Third Half Hour
0:01:00 Gitbox Journey Touch Wood
0:06:01 Philip Aaberg Adagio for Strings Adagio
0:12:07 Drala Home Drala
0:24:04 Charles Pillow Charlotte In This World
0:29:30 break

Fourth Half Hour
0:30:01 Mike Marshall/Edgar Meyer Prelude in C-Sharp from the Well-Tempered Clavier (JS Bach) Adagio
0:32:34 One Alternative Perfection Rearranging Overnight Pendulum
0:36:35 Hiroki Okano Green Stream Hearing There  
0:41:54 break
0:42:24 Steve Erquiaga Nocturne from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 (Edvard Grieg) Adagio*
0:46:39 Anouar Brahem C'est Ailleurs Le Pas du Chat Noir
0:54:30 Tim Story Largo from Concerto in D for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo(Antonio Vivaldi) Adagio
0:58:20 close

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