Albinoni: Adagio in G minor

by Maestro Mistheria

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  • Hello GMCers!

    Here the second lesson of “Masters4All”, the series to learn and play the most wonderful classical masterworks!

    This piece is one of the most famous in the Classical music, the legendary “Adagio in G minor” by Tommaso Albinoni.
    For sure, at least one time in your life, you heard this beautiful melody waving in the air…

    I love to play this song in many versions, with Piano, Synths, Organ and, of course, Keytar! ;-)

    Wishing that you like the song that I choose for you to practice and play, before to say hello I’d like to tell an interesting tale about this piece: first of all, it is not an Yngwie Malmsteen song! ;-) Yngwie made this song so well-known that many people think he wrote it… but he didn’t and, believe it or not, neither Tommaso Albinoni wrote this song…!

    The real and “not well recognized” composer is the Italian musicologist Remo Giazotto (1910-1998), Yes, remember, Remo Giazotto. He completed the score that Albinoni left uncompleted since Albinoni wrote just the “figured bass” (a method of classic composition to number the bass notes allowing to know which is the wanted harmony for each of that basses), successively, on 1945, Remo Giazotto built up harmony and the legendary melody that we know... mystery of history and “strange” events of life.

    However, the most important thing is that someone wrote this song that we love all! Thanks to Tommaso Albinoni, thanks to Remo Giazotto and, why not, thanks to Yngwie! :-)

    Have a good practicing, have a good playing!


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