Barber: Adagio, Knoxville

London Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Barbara Hendricks’s Knoxville (London Symphony Orchestra / Tilson Thomas) and Elmar Oliveria’s Violin Concerto (St Louis SO / Slatkin) is paired with a selection of miniatures, including a taut First Essay for Orchestra.

Tilson Thomas's Adagio is a stranger to glitz instead going down the track of dignity and tender feeling.

- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International

Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 1988 disc of Barber’s six best-known single-movement orchestral works with two of the Essays for Orchestra dropped to make room for Slatkin and the Saint Louis’ 1986 recording of the Violin Concerto with Elmar Oliveira, and Barbara Hendricks and Michael Tilson Thomas’ 1994 recording of Knoxville: Summer 1915.

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