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Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Loose Connection
It is one of the most popular of classical works--available in dozens of recorded versions -- but "Albinoni's Adagio" was not written by Albinoni.
The theme in Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn is most likely not by Haydn, and the famous Toccata and Fugue in D may or may not be Bach's.
Stravinsky based a ballet on themes of 18th century composer Giovanni Pergolesi-but as it turns out, half of them were by other composers.
And the enthralling high notes of Allegri's legendary Miserere apparently are the result of an error by a 19th century copyist.
In this hour, these and other 'loose' connections of the classical music repertoire--some the result of carelessness, others due to honest mistakes-and a few cases of outright fabrication.
|CD Title||Group/Artist||Catalog #||UPC|
|Albinoni Adagio, etc.||Lucerne Festival Strings||DGG 469 607-2||028946960721|
|Shore’s Trumpet [for Jeremiah Clarke's "Prince of Denmark March"]||Steele-Perkins, City of London Baroque Sinfonia||EMI CDC 7 47664 2||077774766425|
|An 18th Century Christmas [for The Toy Symphony]||I Solisti of Zagreb||MHS 5188087||717794880823|
|Famous Works for Harpsichord [for the "Minuet in G"]||Luc Beausejour||Analekta FL 2 3121||774204312121|
|Bach Organ Works Vol. 6 [for Toccata and Fugue]||Fagius||BIS Records CD 397/98||750582021626|
|Allegri Miserere||A Sei Voci||Astrée Auvidis E 8524||3298490085240|
|Brahms Piano Concertos, etc. [for Variations on a Theme by Haydn]||Vienna Philharmonic||DGG 453 067-2||028945306728|
|Stravinsky: Pulcinella||Northern Symphony Orchestra||EMI CDM 7 69204 2||07777692042|
|Wassenaer Concerti||Brandenburg Consort||Helios CDH55155||034571151557|
|Mozart Violin Concertos Vol. 3 [for the "Adelaide Concerto"]||Tenenbaum, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra||Ess.a.y CD1072||090998107225|
|Kreisler: Liebesfreud – Liebesleid [for "Variations on a Theme by Corelli']||Budapest Strings||Capriccio C10734||845221001739|
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