ADAGIO IN G MINOR

Created on 04/05/2007
Latest update on 17/08/2019

Artist: Tomaso Albinoni
Author: Tomaso Albinoni
Year: 1720s

Venetian violinist and barok composer (1671-1751). Bach was a fan. At least two of his fugues were inspired by Albinoni themes.

Covers:

1945:

Remo Giazotto [world famous adaptation for organ and strings (see footnote)]

1966:

Liesbeth List [as De Kinderen Van De Zee]

1970:

Exception

1974:

Renaissance [as Cold Is Being]

1978:

Thijs Van Leer [on Introspection 3]

1989:

Sigue Sigue Sputnik [as Albinoni vs. Star Wars; small hit UK]

1994:

Nana Mouskouri [as Adagio]

1999:

Lara Fabian [as Adagio, power ballad with own English lyrics; hit Fr & UT; also cut an Italian version]

The authentic sheet music didn't survive the bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II. The local State Library stocked all of Albinoni's later manuscripts, so we're not sure when exactly he wrote it. In any case later than the mid 1720s. In need for a chronological list of Albinoni's later work, Milanese musicologist Reno Gizzotto desperately seeked the Dresden rumble, only to find a bass part and six melody lines of an unknown trio sonata, which he used to reconstruct what he called Adagio In G Minor. And so Albinoni wouldn't even recognize his own masterpiece.

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