Albinoni From Adagio
Baroque-style music that was not composed by Albinoni.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 2 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 5.
The music known as Albinoni’s Adagio was in fact composed by Italian music researcher Remo Giazotto, who was a specialist in Albinoni. Giazotto claimed that he started from a fragment of a melody by Albinoni that has since disappeared, but everything else indicates that he actually composed it himself in the style of Albinoni.
Tomaso Albinoni was a highly prolific opera composer, but of his 51 operas, only five were preserved. He also composed church music, worldly cantatas, chamber music and solo concertos.
This excerpt of music is from episode 5 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
Tomaso Albinoni From Adagio in g minor for strings and organ
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Tobias Ringborg conductor
Ulf Norberg organ